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A day in the life of a ROTC student

The East Carolinian | Oct 19, 2016

An 8 a.m. class may seem to be an unwelcome nightmare for students at East Carolina University, but for Reserve Officers Training Corps students, waking up at 7:45 a.m. and sprinting to class sounds like a dream come true. ECU junior cadet Dalton Parker, along with other ROTC students, does not have the luxury of sleeping in, as his day usually starts at 5 a.m. Parker and others experience college life with a military focus. “As cadets we work extremely hard to be not only the best cadets we can be, but also scholars,” said Parker. “We train almost every day to be the most prepared we can to be the future leaders of not only the Army, but also our country.” ROTC is a program for students who want to pursue a career in the military while obtaining a four-year degree. Similar to their civilian counterparts, these students are expected to go to class, pick a major and eventually join the workforce. Read more 

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