Pottstown Student Finishes Leader Training Course

POTTSTOWN PA – U.S. Army Cadet Joshua M. Rogers, the son of Cindy and Gerry Rogers of Evans Road, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox KY, according to the Joint Hometown News Service.

Pottstown Student Finishes Leader Training CourseThe four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets interested in becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in it or the corps, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the corps’ advanced course at their college.

Rogers is a student at Penn State University in State College, and a 2010 graduate of St. Pius X High School.

Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. They are trained to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the “hands-on” course, the news service reported.

Cadets learn fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, the “warrior ethos,” basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.

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