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Brito: Cadets Must Lead with Character

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Gen. Gary Brito, commander of TRADOC, speaks at the Army Cadet Luncheon at AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. (Tasos Katopodis for AUSA)
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Brito: Cadets Must Lead with Character

The commanding general of Army Training and Doctrine Command offered lessons on leadership and character to cadets during the Army Cadet Luncheon at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition. 

Speaking Oct. 10, Gen. Gary Brito reflected on advice he was given during the second day of his in-processing as a second lieutenant. A leader “grabbed me by the shoulders, and said, ‘Hey, LT, let me tell you something. Always work for your soldiers, do not work for your evaluation report, and everything will be fine.’ ” 

AUSA Announces 2021 JROTC Scholarship Recipient

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AUSA Announces 2021 JROTC Scholarship Recipient

The winner of the 2021 Lt. Gen. Theodore G. Stroup Jr. Achievement Award is Alanis Hilario Serrano, a student at the University of Puerto Rico, the Association of the U.S. Army has announced.

Named for Stroup, a former AUSA vice president of education who is now an AUSA senior fellow, the program recognizes JROTC cadets for their achievements. It also aims to “engage the next generation of Soldiers and DoD stakeholders at a young age” and “promote their growth into mature members of the defense community,” according to AUSA. 

New Officers Will Help Bring ‘Fundamental Change’

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New Officers Will Help Bring ‘Fundamental Change’

The military’s newest officers will play a key role in the “fundamental change” underway across DoD, according to the Pentagon’s top general.

“I am extraordinarily humbled just to be here to witness the future of our military,” Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said May 5 during Howard University’s ROTC joint commissioning ceremony.

Brito: Leadership Starts with Caring for Soldiers

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Brito: Leadership Starts with Caring for Soldiers

The fundamentals of effective leadership for the Army’s youngest officers are the same as they have always been, and it begins with taking care of soldiers, the service’s top personnel officer said. 

Cadets Soldier On Through ‘Unique,’ Challenging Year

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Cadets Soldier On Through ‘Unique,’ Challenging Year

In a year marked by strife and a pandemic that restricted activities within the Army’s cadet corps, leaders at the service’s three commissioning institutions say they’ve worked to imbue future leaders with a sense of urgency and cultural sensitivity as they transform from civilians into Army officers.

Army Cancels ROTC Cadet Summer Training

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Army Cancels ROTC Cadet Summer Training

Cadet Summer Training, the Army’s largest annual training event, will not take place this summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced.

Instead, much of the training will be delayed until the fall semester, and the Army will conduct a “distributed execution” of the training on various university campuses across the country, according to a statement from Army Cadet Command. 

ROTC Units Receive MacArthur Award

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ROTC Units Receive MacArthur Award

Eight ROTC units were selected from among hundreds of schools nationwide to receive the General Douglas MacArthur Award for standing out as the top programs in the country, the U.S. Army Cadet Command announced.

Presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation since 1989, the prestigious award recognizes the ideals of “duty, honor and country” as advocated by MacArthur.