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ROTC: Fighting for Priority Registration

Mercer's 2015 ROTC Bear Batallion in front of the University Center.

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

Around 6 a.m., some athletes are struggling to wake up. Others may be fumbling for a granola bar before their 7 a.m. practice. But senior Kara Styers and her 39 fellow ROTC cadets are finishing their morning physical training. Unlike athletes who are forced to block off a certain part of the day set by ...

ROTC cadets learn to ’embrace the suck’ for desert marathon

ROTC cadets learn to 'embrace the suck' for desert marathon

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2015

  Waking up at dawn to make it to a PT (physical training) test on time, Mercer University ROTC cadets run and sweat, doing as many situps and pushups as their bodies permit in two minutes. There’s a saying in the Army called “embrace the suck,” said Kara Styers, a third-year ROTC c...

ROTC program hosts event to generate high school interest

A Mercer cadet demonstrates first aid on a volunteer. Mercer’s ROTC program arranged an event to encourage interest for high schoolers pursuing military careers after graduation.

Patrick Hobbs

February 23, 2011

    Mercer’s ROTC program hosted the local Warner Robins High School JROTC for a paintball event in an effort to boost interest in pursuing military careers in college on Feb. 16.  About 30 Warner Robins High School JROTC cadets were driven to On Target Paintball where Mercer cadets demonstrated basic squad STX (situational tactical exercise; pronounced “sticks”). Late...

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