Hard Work: Before Quarter to Four
The fall semester started off early on Wednesday August 26th
with the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). UVM's young warriors were
required to report at 0400 for their first military training event. CDT
John Hart explained to cadets the Army's standard for physical fitness
assessment (above). "UVM cadets are awake and ready to train before any
other athletic team," says CDT John Hart before his briefing. Many
students spent their summer preparing for this initial event in order
to make a good first impression with the ROTC cadre. Check out more
photos of the APFT @ UVM
Leadership Training Course
LTC was a great way to find out that I am fully committed to the Army and that this is what I want to do with my life after college. It’s a full submersion into the ways of the army and it gives a taste of what your future soldiers went through during their own initial Basic Training (although nowhere near as long). I have a lot of respect for NCOs and the Army as a whole coming out of LTC. I know the Soldier’s Creed like the back of my hand, and have internalized the Army Values. I know my way around an M16, and am a lot more comfortable being in a leadership role. I literally am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, and trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I am on my way to becoming an American Soldier.
Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program
Our mission in Guatemala was to provide Spanish medical translation for the Continuing Promise mission that was supported by the US Navy. Continuing Promise is a five month mission that travels from port to port, with the U.S. Navy Ship USNS Comfort, to different South American countries, providing health service support and promoting clinical information to patients in need. Within their mission in Guatemala, Continuing Promise triaged over 8,000 patients. Five stations were provided for the patients ranging from pediatrics, family medicine, dermatology, optomology, and dentistry. Patients that required more medical attention were triaged to see the general surgeons to determine if they needed to be sent onto the USNS Comfort for surgery.
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