2010 Special Reports Archive 

ROTC cadets in water


Leaders for the era of persistent conflict

The leaders of today and tomorrow must be trained to adapt to these changes not only in the unique battle spaces of the 21st century, but also in the cultural climates where they are serving.
Platoon leader


Platoon leaders: Taking charge

A platoon leader is a lot like a parent. He or she must set the example for the family to follow and take responsibility for the well-being of their charges.  This was one of many messages senior noncommissioned officers and officers relayed to cadets at a series of roundtable discussions held in conjunction with the U.S Army Cadet Command – George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.

ROTC cadets at LDAC


Annual training program tests future leaders

The Leadership Development and Assessment Course or Operation Warrior Forge is an all-important and essential part of the cadet’s training which allows the Army to grow its future leaders who will soon be commissioned second lieutenants in the nation’s premier land fighting force.

Cadet low-crawls


Cadets important in restoring Army’s balance

Speaking at a plenary session April 14 in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University, a campus that abuts VMI and supports the seminar, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., said, "That is an accomplishment unparalleled in the history of the world. … But because we have been at war for eight-and-a-half years, we are also an Army that is out of balance."
Winning JROTC cadets


Junior ROTC cadets compete in annual academic ‘Super Bowl’

More than 300 Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadets from around the world are exhibiting their academic and leadership talents by competing at George Mason University for the title of best academic team and best leadership in the nation.