Pvt. Jacup Miers, from Yuma, Ariz., was resilient before he ever put on the Army uniform. He wears the look of determination in his eyes. He tells of his life before the military as if he is listing the facts, nothing more: “My mom did heroin and she was kind of a prostitute. She had to make money and she did crack and all that stuff,” said Miers.
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY (Feb. 3, 2015) — Army ROTC Cadre from across the country convened at Fort Knox last week for the 2015 Cadet Summer Training (CST) planning meeting.
The five-day event focused on planning and coordination for the largest training event in the Army that will take place here from June 3 to Aug. 16.
It’s a university campus, but this past Friday night, Chicago State University sounded more like a basic training base. Military chants filled the January night air as Army drill sergeants and other Soldiers led groups of Chicago youths into cadence.
As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to build the future force, it must also continue to develop the leaders responsible for designing and building tomorrow’s Army, often referred to as Force 2025 and Beyond.
Fort Leonard Wood female Soldiers striving to become one of the first Ranger-qualified females now have a training course structured specifically to help with their quest.
The pre-Ranger course, conducted by the 787th Military Police Battalion, is the brainchild of the battalion’s command sergeant major, according to Capt. Christopher Riggs, Company F, 787th Military Police Battalion commander.
According to Riggs, it was Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan’s, 787th MP Bn. command sergeant major, vision to ensure the females who wanted to compete for the Ranger tab would have the physical abilities and skill sets needed.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 21, 2014) — The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.
The cadets in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, will be the leaders in those conflicts of the future, said Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, in an interview last week at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.