Basic Camp

Cadets unveil the meaning of CAPE

FORT KNOX, Ky.—Basic Camp Cadets learned the importance of the Center of the Army Profession and Ethics (CAPE) Sunday afternoon, June 11.

Cadets were briefed in a classroom setting on the values of trust, morals and ethics. These are key to having a successful profession in the Army. Following the briefing, Cadets were given a scenario to put what they had learned into effect.

Cadets were encouraged to take notes during heir CAPE training. (Photo by Breanne Ward)

“It’s basically a team building exercise which will continue over into the Bravo Company,” said 2LT Jessica Turner, platoon leader, of Alcorn State University, Woodridge, Virginia, “You get to see what they really think about this as leaders.”

Turner summarized everything that was taught throughout the briefing in her presentation and brought the teaching to a close.

2LT Jack Palmer, platoon leader from Colorado State University, Colorado Springs, Colorado, began the briefing by getting the Cadets engaged and ready to learn.

“I hope that the Cadets learn to get a grasp on what it truly means to be in the Army, that it is not just a job, it’s a vocation, which means a higher calling.” said Palmer.

Palmer claimed that he is excited to see how Cadets react and put their leadership skills into effect when they are put into uncomfortable situations that they are not familiar with outside of a classroom setting.

Cadets worked together to apply what they learned in CAPE training during critical thinking exercises. (Photo by Breanne Ward)

“The aspect of being thrown into a platoon with 39 other people that you are not familiar with, being put under stressful situations with them, I think it actually helps to reinforce the profession class that we just taught the Cadets where you form the strongest bonds in your life in the Army.” said Palmer.

Cadet Summer Training will bring 8,200 Cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the Cadets. If you think you have what it takes to be a Cadet or if you are interested in a job after college click the following link: https://my.goarmy.com/info/rotc1/index.jsp?iom=IP08-AUTO-R1NA-BR-XXX-XX-XXX-MO-XX-X-BRCMAC:IP08

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