Lycoming College ROTC cadets conduct fall field training

Lycoming College ROTC cadets conduct fall field training

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Cadets from the Army ROTC's Bison Battalion, comprised of students from Lycoming College, Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, Susquehanna University and Pennsylvania College of Technology recently conducted fall field training exercises at Camp Karoondinha in Glen Iron, Pa.

Lycoming cadets include junior Nicholas Boeh of Glenwood, Md.; sophomore Paul Tokgozoglo of Dayton, Md.; and freshmen Erin Fite of Belleville, Pa., Louis Lara of Baltimore, Md., Zachary Murphy of Montgomery, N.Y., and David Sanford of Middleburg, Pa.

The training consisted of Situational Training Exercises and Day/Night Land Navigation to further develop cadet's skills as future leaders. The students were introduced to battle drills and techniques for conducting tactical missions, including how to react to enemy contact, set up an ambush and successfully preform a recon mission.

During Land Navigation, cadets used a magnetic compass and protractor to determine distances and directions of points on a map, planned a route and retrieved codes posted at each point. The exercises tested and ultimately improved the knowledge, confidence and leadership of each student.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.