EWU ROTC Cadet’s CULP Experience in Peru Featured on the US Army Website

Another one of our outstanding Cadets in the Eastern Washington University (EWU) ROTC program has been featured on the official US Army website.  This time one of our MS III Cadets, Christian Goldbach had his experiences this past summer on an Army internship in Peru featured in the article.  Cadet Goldbach was selected for the highly competitive Cultural Understanding & Leadership Program (CULP).  For those unfamiliar with CULP it is a program sponsored by US Army Cadet Command (USACC) that takes Cadets overseas on cultural deployments in support of worldwide Army Security Cooperation plans and the Army Culture and Foreign Language Strategy.  The timeframe for a CULP deployment is generally one month in duration and are executed between the 11 May – 11 August 2019 timeframe.

During his time in Peru, Cadet Goldbach stayed in Lima, the country’s capital, where he experienced both the Peruvian culture and military as a member Escuela Militar de Chorrillos, Peru’s version of West Point.  You can read all about his experiences in Peru at this link.

Cadet Christian Goldbach, Eastern Washington University, at dinner during his CULP assignment at Peru’s premier military academy, Escuela Militar de Chorrillos. (Photo Credit: Cadet Lazo, from Escuela Militar de Chorrillos)

This once and life time opportunity was made available to Cadet Goldbach by first contracting into the EWU Army ROTC program and then demonstrating outstanding performance to be selected for this unique internship.  The summer 2019 CULP application period is currently open and ends on October 31st.  Any contracted Cadet interested in applying for CULP can read more about the program at this link.

Finally I would like to congratulate our Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) Captain Greg Benjamin for writing and submitting the article that was accepted for publication.  This is the fourth article selected for publication in the past three months that has highlighted across the greater Army the great things the Cadets in the EWU ROTC program are doing.

Go Fighting Eagles!