EWU ROTC Professor of Military Science, LTC Van Meter, speaks at Eastern Edge cybersecurity panel
On March 11th, Lieutenant Colonel Van Meter represented the Military Science Department as part of an expert panel on cybersecurity during an Eastern Edge session in Spokane. The event, titled “Defending the Digital Horizon,” was meant to help advise local businesses about cybersecurity best practices and showcase the educational opportunities at EWU. LTC Van Meter explained that students can receive a U.S. Army scholarship to study computer science and gain leadership skills through ROTC. Graduates could then choose to serve full-time or part-time in the Army as Cyber Operations Officers after graduation and receive continuing education benefits to earn IT/cybersecurity certifications. Local business leaders definitely liked the idea of their employees getting industry standard training through the Army Reserve or National Guard at no cost to their business!