MT @wayne_hall: Learning the ropes; @ArmyROTC cadets test skills at @FortRiley #OCPA
FORT RILEY, Kan. (April 20, 2012) -- Universities in the Reserve Officers Training Corps' 3rd "Black Hawk" Brigade gathered at Fort Riley, April 12 for a four-day, field training exercise, or FTX, designed to develop the cadets' leadership skills. More than 400 cadets from the University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University, University of Central Missouri, Missouri Western State University and Kansas State University participated in the training. The Joint-University FTX involved four training exercises, the field leadership reaction course, confidence course, squad tactical exercise lanes and land navigation. Each exercise focused on forcing the cadets to face and overcome challenges and excel in leadership roles. Cadets rotated into various leadership positions like squad leader and company commander and were evaluated based on their performance in each position. "Rater...