Cadets from the Marquette Army Golden Eagle battalion were recently honored after participating in two programs.
At Cadet Advanced Individual Training, two Marquette cadets also received special honors. Cadet John Manning of the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences received honor graduate status for air assault training and Cadet Joseph Davis of the College of Business Administration earned his second qualification.
CAIT schools give cadets a chance to expand their soldiering skills through courses designed to be mentally and physically rigorous. Marquette cadets went to airborne, air assault, maritime assessment courses and survival, evasion, resistance, and escape schools.
At Advanced Camp 2018, Cadet McKenna Sandberg, a student at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee who is in Marquette’s ROTC program, was awarded top cadet in her regiment and received two qualifications. In addition, 74 percent of all Marquette ROTC cadets who completed advanced camp received an outstanding or excellent evaluation score, surpassing the scores from previous years. Eleven out of the 23 cadets who completed advanced camp received the highest evaluation score of “outstanding.”
Advanced camp is a 31-day training event that is designed to assess a cadet’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership skills. Cadets are evaluated on their ability to lead the squad and platoon levels in both garrison and tactical environments. Cadets are also mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence driven field training exercise that replicates combat training.