Despite Summer Heat, Fighting Eagles Cadets Are Still All Smiles at ROTC Advanced Camp

Cadets Castrejon and Beier

Our “Fighting Eagles” Cadets from the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program have continued to progress through Advanced Camp 2019 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  Advanced Camp is Cadet Command’s premier annual training event that assesses Cadets on their ability to conduct basic officer leadership tasks.  Cadets usually attend Advanced Camp during the summer between their junior and senior years of college.  Passing Advanced Camp is a mandatory requirement for all Cadets who want to commission as an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation.  Ft. Knox is currently experiencing high temperatures in the upper 80’s with humidity over 50%.  The heat hasn’t stopped our Cadets from keeping a smile on their face as evident by Cadet Michael Beier (left) and Jazmin Castrejon (right) after they happened upon each other during the Field Training Exercise (FTX) portion of Advanced Camp.

EWU ROTC Cadets Michael Beier (left) and Jazmin Castrejon (right).

Cadet Castrejon is an MS-III Cadet who is part of the primary training audience for Advanced Camp.  Her platoon had just successfully completed a raid during the FTX.  Cadet Castrejon is in 9th Regiment and scheduled to graduate from Advanced Camp on August 8th.

Cadet Castrejon (left) and Cadet Beier (right)

Cadet Beier is an MS-II Cadet who volunteered to attend Advanced Camp to support the Opposing Force (OPFOR):

Cadet Michael Beier

Cadet Castrejon wasn’t the only Eastern Cadet that Beier ran into this week.  He also ran into Robert Wheeler who is an MS-III Cadet attending Advanced Camp as part of 8th Regiment.  He is scheduled to graduate on August 3rd.

Cadets Michael Beier (left) and Robert Wheeler (right)

EWU ROTC wishes Cadets Castrejon and Wheeler all the best as they move towards completion of Advanced Camp 2019.  We also wish best of luck to all of our other Fighting Eagles Cadets who are attending not only Advanced Camp, but Basic Camp as well at Ft. Knox.

Go ROTC!  Go Fighting Eags!