Anderson completes ROTC leadership training

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Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM.

Army Cadet Spencer J. Anderson has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week internship can help cadets become an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army — without obligation to serve in it or ROTC — and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC course at their college.

Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating "hands-on" training.

Cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation and squad-level operations field training.

The training develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve cadets' self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision-making, and collective team cohesion.

Anderson — who attends the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. — graduated in 2011 from Crestview High School. His parents are Tim and Missy Anderson of Crestview.

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