This morning the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) conducted a 7-mile ruck march around the EWU campus. Each Cadet from the Fighting Eagles battalion carried 35 pounds plus additional equipment in their rucks during the march. Ruck marching tests the endurance and strength plus pushes these future Army leaders to new limits.
Being able to conduct ruck marches is a basic soldier skill trained as part of the EWU ROTC program. The morning ruck march is part of the build up to train Cadets for the end of quarter 12-mile ruck march. Besides being an important soldier skill, conducting a 12-mile ruck march is one of the events Cadets need to pass when they attend Advanced Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
For anyone looking to push themselves to new limits, become Eagle Strong by joining the EWU ROTC Fighting Eagles battalion.
Go ROTC! Go Fighting Eags!