URI Cadets graduate from Army ROTC Advanced Camp
KINGSTON, R.I.-August 24, 1999 -- Nine cadets from the University of
Rhode Island recently graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training
Corps (ROTC) Advanced Camp. This event is the single most important training
event in preparation for future commissioning as an Army Officer.
Cadets Joseph Altimari of Coventry; Eric Anderson of Middletown;
Michael Ceprano of Hope; Christopher Cleland of North Kingstown;
Chandler Fisk of Keene, N.H.; Joven Kabrick of Newport; Eric
Lewis of Smithfield; Stephen Thibodeau of Fitchburg, Mass.;
and Justin Laferrier of Barrington, completed the 31-day camp that
incorporated a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate the
cadets' leadership ability.
The Advanced Camp training matrix is a series of exercises and evaluation
procedures that challenges each cadet individually and each platoon and
regiment as a group. 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 23 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 and subsequent commission as an Army officer upon graduation.
Army ROTC is the largest officer-producing organization within the American
military, with approximately 75 percent of all officers in the U.S. Army
receiving their commission through the program.
Contact the Army ROTC Military Science Department at the University of
Rhode Island at (401) 874-2385 for more information or learn more on the
web at www.uri.edu/artsci/msc/.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116.