University of Richmond Cadet Brad Praskach, ’10, was selected to train with 1,100 United States Military Academy cadets during West Point's rigorous eight-week summer field training program.
The training is conducted at Camp Buckner, N.Y. and at Fort Knox, Ky. Only about 100 ROTC cadets nationwide, representing 273 senior ROTC host colleges, are afforded the opportunity to train with West Point cadets. This is the fourth year that a University of Richmond cadet has been selected for this highly competitive training program.
Students from the University of Richmond's ROTC program are competitive applicants for a number of reasons. The UR battalion recently earned Top Battalion honors from the North Carolina/Virginia (NC/VA) Brigade, along with earning the United States Army Cadet Command recognition as one of the top 40 programs in the nation. This achievement was accompanied by a $2,500 cash award that allows the cadre to purchase additional training equipment for cadets.
LTC Doug Gillem, the Spider Battalion's commander, was also recently named the Professor of Military Science of the Year in NC/VA and Mr. Colin Nelson, the Battalion's logistics technician, was named the Logistician of the Year for NC/VA schools.