The Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program does not have an actual “house”, but we do have a Cadet Ian House who had a whole article published by Cadet Command detailing his ROTC journey:
EWU ROTC Cadet Ian House at Advanced Camp 2019
Many Cadets join the military to carry on the family legacy. One such cadet is Ian House. House’s family history with the military goes back to the Revolutionary War and currently extends to his father and brother who are serving in the Navy.
“My dad served for 21 years, my brother is serving right now and I’m here serving,” the Snohomish, Washington native said.
For a majority House’s life, his father was a Naval Aviator, but for all of his life he has been a part of the military family. This wasn’t the only reason for his decision to join though; the Cadet also relished the chance to grow closer to his dad and brother, carrying on the family pride.
“For me, it is continuing the cycle because this is the family business,” House said. “I am here because I want to be here, I want to serve my country and I want to forward this tradition and keep it going.”
At 17 years old, the Eastern Washington University Cadet decided to try to enlist. House soon found out that this task would be harder than he expected. [Cadet Command website]
I recommend that everyone read the rest of the article at the link and thank you to the Cadet Command Public Affairs Office team for the article. EWU ROTC looks forward to Cadet House graduating from Advanced Camp on August 8th and ultimately seeing his father commission him next year to the rank of Second Lieutenant after he graduates from Eastern.
Go ROTC! Go Fighting Eags!.