Life of an Army ROTC Cadet

Beth Beck's Blog

The life of an army ROTC cadet requires perseverance, determination, and commitment. Cards Eye View was invited to follow several cadets to get a first-hand experience of their daily routine. The cadets traveled with Cards Eye View to Fort Knox, Kentucky, which is located approximately forty five minutes south of Louisville. Fort Knox is the headquarters of cadet command which is responsible for all cadets in the nation, including United States territories. During their time at the Fort Knox base, the cadets participated in an LDX, a leadership development exercise. During the LDX, the cadets practiced land navigation through heavily-wooded areas, flew in helicopters, and were dropped off into the woods to conduct STX lanes. STX lanes are squad training exercises in which the cadets are placed in real-life scenarios they may encounter during their time in the army.

On an average day, cadets follow a strict regimen designed to facilitate…

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