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I've never wanted to do anything but be a military officer.
ROTC is the most outstanding
prepartion for life.
-Eric D. Henderson
ii The good thing ROTC does is it
I | I makes you a better organizer.lt
gives you a chance to do things
you don't get to do in other
ROTC requires practical implementation of planning. If you
can't apply what you've learned
in class, what's the point?
award from one
of the ROTC
the members of
the UH ROTC
as an awards
ji^Zappeling down the side of a
building or taking practice shots with
an Ml6 rifle are not things that most
people are able to experience. Members of the UH Reserve Officers
(ROTC) had this opportunity and in the
process learned many
other important skills.
The basic purpose
of the ROTC program
was to teach leadership and management i
skills to the students. "
Application of theory
was emphasized by placing students
in leadership roles within the Corp of
Cadets. This was one of the unique
aspects of the program.
Major Sonya Gaidelis said, "We
are here to provide guidance or to
assist in an emergency, but it's pretty
their own show." Thus, the students
were allowed to learn by doing. Junior-level ROTC members were the
ones in charge of the cadets. This
way they recieved thorough hands-
gained from ROTC
on leadership training.
Probably the most infamous activity that occured in ROTC was the
physical training (PT). The cadets
met for PT twice a week to get into
the best physical
| shape possible
ROTC offered different training
throughout the students' stay at UH.
During the first year,
confidence and leadership skills are devel-
' oped. In the follow
ing, the cadets took
part in intermediate leadership, introduction to tactical operations and
land management. In the last two
years of college, considerably more
detail was given to areas of leadership and management.
Much of the experience gained
through ROTC simply wasn't available elsewhere. The activities offered
a break from the monotonous routine
ROTC: A COMPANY
(front) Angela Hill, Bruce Williams, James Torres, Dennis Reberio, Dong Kim,
Scott Sonsola, Ade Sudakis, Walter Mayorga; (row 2) Angel Liberg, Jessica
Wilbert, Missy Hutchins, John Littleton, Jeff Embry, Micheal Berry, Asif Malik,
Damien Treshman, Tisha James, Roy Lira; (row 3) Leo Sanchez, 'Earl Coleman,
Samuel Alix, Patrick Sauer, Jaime Gomez, Daiel LaGalbo.Pfcofo by Jerry Munoz.
ROTC: B COMPANY
(front) Jeffrey Duhrsen, Hoang Nguye
Ann Brown, Latriscia Kirkpatrick, Melanese
Philbert, Susan Setler, Vu Nguyen, Jeffrey
Solomon, Malik Kaiser; (row 2) Chevala
Cooper, Robert Mueller, Russell Taylor,
Richard Gibbens, Brian Prather, Daphne
Dickey, Alan Torres, Tuan Nguyen; (back)
Greg Otto, Nicholas Katy, Randy Woolsey,
Eduardo Torres, James Roop, Ross Pollack,
Greg Olive, Moses Scheinfeld, Anna Marie
Kratzenstein.Photo by Jerry Munoz.
ROTC: RECON COMPANY
(front) Dominick Salivas; (back) Allison Snyder, Jason Fry, Charles Laubach,
Charles Vargas, Jack Bell, Robert Nutail, Karmardi Mills, Hope Heallen, Brian
Johnson.Photo by Jerry Munoz.