Sister Jane leads ROTC cadets on ruck march

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Cadets in Salve Regina’s Army ROTC program conducted a battalion ruck march through campus beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. Led by President Jane Gerety, RSM, the cadets marched four miles with at least 35 pounds in their rucksacks in an exercise designed to build teamwork and boost morale.

See the video from Tuesday’s ruck march.

Each month, cadets from Salve Regina’s program participate in battalion physical training along with the two other universities comprising the Cramer’s Saber Battalion – Roger Williams University and University of Rhode Island.

Army ROTC provides college students with the skills and leadership training necessary to become officers in the U.S. Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. The program emphasizes academic excellence, physical training and written and oral communication, as well as ethics to develop all facets of an individual.

Upon graduation from a four-year college and successful completion of ROTC, cadets receive commission as second lieutenants in one of the Army’s specialized branches. In the past five years, Salve Regina has commissioned eight second lieutenants from the Army ROTC program.

For more information about the Army ROTC program, contact Matthew Higgins at matthew.a.higgins.civ@mail.mil or (401) 874-7682.

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