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Department of Communications/
News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI cadets graduate from Army ROTC Advanced Camp

KINGSTON, RI -- August 3, 2001 -- Eleven students from the University of Rhode Island Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program recently graduated from the Army's ROTC Advanced Camp.

The camp is the single most important training event in preparation for future commissioning as an Army officer. The 32-day camp incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate cadets' leadership abilities.

Advanced Camp training evaluates the cadet's individual skills as well as their performance as a member of a platoon. This training includes water safety, basic rifle marksmanship, land navigation, infantry tactics and physical training.

Advanced Camp placed each cadet in a variety of leadership positions, many of which simulated stressful combat situations. The camp is based on twenty three leadership dimensions developed by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is designed to develop leadership, teamwork, and military skills and knowledge.

The cadets are now prepared for their senior year at the University of

Rhode Island's Cramer's Sabers Battalion and subsequent commission as Army officers upon graduation.

Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization within the American military. Approximately 75 percent of all officers in the U.S. Army receive their commissions through the program. Contact the Army ROTC Military Science Department at the University of Rhode Island at 401-874-2385 for more information or click on

The cadets and their hometowns are:

Zachary Archie Woonsocket, RI
Justin Bednarz Marlborough, CT
Adam Dipetrillo Cumberland, RI
Lee Harris Providence, RI
Carl Palmaccio Johnston, RI
Dave Pierson Dumont, NJ
Adriana Ramirez Portsmouth, RI
James Seward Toms River, NJ
Nate Siedell Trumball, CT
James Towle Portsmouth, RI
Matthew Turcotte Cranston, RI

For Information: Second Lt. Ralph Morin, 401-874-5094, Jan Sawyer Wenzel, 401-874-2116

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