Tag: ROTC

John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

John Billings Slater was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 10, 1921. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1938 and the following year graduated from Lane Tech High School. He then made the more than 300-mile trek west to Ames, Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College (as it was then called). As a … Continue reading John B. Slater – war veteran, engineer, environmentalist, philanthropist and more

Liggett Family Legacy – Part II: John R. (Jack) Liggett

A 1999 article in Visions magazine, produced by the Iowa State University Alumni Association, informed many aspects of the reporting in this four-part series John R. (Jack) Liggett followed in the footsteps of his father, John T. Liggett, by pursuing studies in mechanical engineering (ME) at Iowa State College. Nearly half a world away, the … Continue reading Liggett Family Legacy – Part II: John R. (Jack) Liggett

ME ROTC graduate to enter leadership role

On Dec. 20, 2015, three cadets concluded their ROTC journeys during a ceremony on campus. They are now beginning new paths as commissioned second lieutenants in the United States Army. Second Lt. Derrick Hill, a recent graduate in mechanical engineering, will go on to be an engineer officer. Additionally, Second Lt. Trenton Speer, graduate in interdisciplinary … Continue reading ME ROTC graduate to enter leadership role

Engineers learn leadership through ROTC

Being part of the Cyclone Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion, recently named the top program in the 3rd Brigade, has been a source of pride and growth for Sam Pearce and Derick Light. The engineering seniors say they are honored their group’s hard work was acknowledged at the annual Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), but the spirit of ROTC … Continue reading Engineers learn leadership through ROTC

Eight engineering students among best Army ROTC program in Midwestern brigade

The Cyclone Army ROTC Battalion at Iowa State University has been named the top program in the 3rd Brigade. The award is based on overall training performance and success at the annual Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), and commissioning excellence. The 3rd Brigade is based at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois, and … Continue reading Eight engineering students among best Army ROTC program in Midwestern brigade

MSE student appreciates lessons from ROTC and engineering

Each summer, juniors in Army ROTC from around the nation participate in a Leadership Development and Assessment Course where they are evaluated on different leadership attributes. Trenton Fredrickson, now a senior in materials engineering, traveled to Fort Lewis, Washington, to endure a physical fitness test, obstacle course, day/night land navigation scenario, first-aid training, gas chamber … Continue reading MSE student appreciates lessons from ROTC and engineering