NSU’s Army ROTC Students Train at the Grady Nature Preserve

Cadets from NSU’s Army ROTC program took their training up a notch at Natchitoches’ Grady Nature Preserve Thursday, February 16. The cadets ran through a Platoon Attack scenario situated in the woods of the preserve. This event was built upon skills learned in the classroom and an open field on campus. The next step at the piney woods of the Grady Preserve provided an additional layer of realism and complexity as cadets had to deal with limited visibility, slower and more difficult movement along with less than ideal weather.

NSU’s Army ROTC program currently has 28 cadets, ranging from incoming freshmen to graduate students. The program has been at NSU for over 70 years and commissions five to ten officers each year. The cadets will go on to serve as officers in the active Army, National Guard and Army Reserve after graduation.

NSU’s Army cadets are regular students at the university who come from a wide variety of academic fields. They take ROTC classes in addition to the classes in their major. The cadets are an impressive group of young men and women by any standard.

Army ROTC is more than a scholarship program; it is a chance to learn that you are capable of much more than you realize. If you would like to get more out of your college experience, contact NSU Army ROTC at 318-357-5176 or stop by the James Noe Armory on campus.