By: De’Janay Booth
Video By: Shelby Higgins
More than 100 Cadets for Leadership Training Course (LTC) Regiment Four arrived at Louisville International Airport Thursday morning for their 29 day training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Cadets include first and secondyear college students. The new arrivals to Cadet Summer Training to have their leadership skills in a military environment with an emphasis on teamwork. LTC also provides the Cadets with an indication of their compatibility with military sense as an Army officer. LTC housed newcomers, students who are not part of ROTC, opening up a new wave of knowledge and experience.
2nd Lt. Matthew Travieso, who assists the drill sergeants as a coach and mentor for the Cadets throughout the 29day cycle and teaching the cadets basic skills, said about 50 percent of the cadets in LTC have never been in ROTC.
This is Travieso’s first assignment in the Army prior to attending to his officer, and believes the experience will be something the cadets will remember. Travieso advised cadets to be flexible in their
“Most of them do not seem to be shocked [about the training] but this is somewhat new for them,” Travieso said. “Some may have never been away from home.” After arriving on base at Fort Knox, cadets were greeted by a drill sergeant full of energy.
“I need you to move faster,” the drill sergeant said to them as they moved about for their in-processing.
Photo By: Josh Newell