South Dakota State University Army ROTC

South Dakota State University Army ROTC Welcome to the Official page of SDSU Army ROTC "West Point of the Plains Battalion".

04/24/2020

It’s the final day of #armyrotcspiritweek !! Today we asked our cadets to recite the Soldier’s Creed while holding a plank. Our submission comes from CDT Momotic who is an MSII from Dakota State University! Way to go above and beyond and hold a plank while wearing a ruck! Great job @omomotic ! #trainandtransform #inourboots #fitnessfriday





@3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc @goarmy #3rdrotcbrigade #armyrotc #goarmy @dakota_state

#ArmyROTCSpiritWeek continues on! It’s Thursday and today’s activity calls for a picture of our virtual Lead Lab!! #trai...
04/24/2020

#ArmyROTCSpiritWeek continues on! It’s Thursday and today’s activity calls for a picture of our virtual Lead Lab!! #trainandtransform




#inourboots #3rdbdearmyrotc #armyrotc #goarmy #gojacks @3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc @goarmy

Our Professor of Military Science, LTC Sewell and his favorite shade of green for PT during #armyrotcspiritweek !! Also,...
04/23/2020

Our Professor of Military Science, LTC Sewell and his favorite shade of green for PT during #armyrotcspiritweek !! Also, CDT Peterson and prospect PFC Johanneson!!! Great job all!! #workoutwednesday #inourboots




#armyrotc #3rdrotcbrigade #trainandtransform #goarmy @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc @sdstatepics @ Brookings, South Dakota

It’s Tuesday! Today we asked our cadets to send us a selfie of them studying! Here we have CDT Obaniana (Aviation Educat...
04/22/2020

It’s Tuesday! Today we asked our cadets to send us a selfie of them studying! Here we have CDT Obaniana (Aviation Education) and CDT Selman (Nursing). #armyrotcspiritweek #whatsyourwarrior





@3rdrotcbrigade @sdsuarmyrotc @goarmy #3rdrotcbrigade @sdstatepics #inourboots #goarmy #armyrotc @ Brookings, South Dakota

04/21/2020

It’s #armyrotcspiritweek!!! It’s Monday and some of our Cadets wanted to showcase their #gojacks gear while working out! Great job Cadets!!! #mondaymotivation #mondayblues💙





#3rdrotcbrigade #goarmy #armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc

ATTENTION ALL!!! Next week is Army ROTC Spirit Week💥 Starting Monday April 20, let’s all come together as #OneTeam in su...
04/17/2020

ATTENTION ALL!!! Next week is Army ROTC Spirit Week💥 Starting Monday April 20, let’s all come together as #OneTeam in support of #ArmyROTCSpiritWeek !!




@3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc @goarmy #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #gojacks #trainandtransform

04/15/2020

With gyms closing and having to stay indoors, CDT Buyck was able to share with us what they he has been doing for his #quarantineworkouts!! #workoutwednesday #trainandtramsform




#3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade

ATTENTION STUDENTS! We would like to invite you to join us on Zoom to learn more about the program, scholarships, summer...
04/07/2020

ATTENTION STUDENTS! We would like to invite you to join us on Zoom to learn more about the program, scholarships, summer experiences, and even more! This is happening tomorrow at noon!! Email [email protected] and ask for the link to join! #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #trainandtransform @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade

As the rest of the semester goes on, a few more of our cadets decided to take time off their schedules to help the Brook...
04/06/2020

As the rest of the semester goes on, a few more of our cadets decided to take time off their schedules to help the Brookings community by volunteering for Feeding Brookings last week! Great job all! Keep up the good work! #mindfulmonday





#3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #trainandtransform @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @sdstatepics

03/27/2020

We are sorry to announce that the Awards Banquet on 7 May and Commissioning Ceremony on 8 May have been canceled.
LTC Sewell
PMS

03/24/2020
West Point of the Plains - What's Your Warrior

Being in Army ROTC does not necessarily mean that you are ONLY a soldier. You can be anything you aspire to be! Visit us at www.sdstate.edu/military-science and follow us in our Instagram page @sdsuarmyrotc
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#ready #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #transformationtuesday #whatsyourwarrior
Music: Inspiring Uplifting Motivational Cinematic
By: RomanSenykMusic
Music Link: https://youtu.be/EuzOJ0wT99U
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Filmed, written, directed, and produced by CDT Justin Obaniana
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Copyrights for logo and pictures to South Dakota State University and Army ROTC.

Helping support our community during these unprecedented times, two of our very own Cadets, CDT Jerrod Fedorchik and CDT...
03/23/2020

Helping support our community during these unprecedented times, two of our very own Cadets, CDT Jerrod Fedorchik and CDT Justin Obaniana, decided to help out with Feeding Brookings this morning by helping deliver boxes of food to the local churches! Great job guys! #ready #MotivationMonday




#inourboots #3rdbdearmyrotc @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @sdstatepics @ Brookings, South Dakota

Are you wanting to serve your country and get your college education at the same time? Check out ARMY ROTC! Visit us onl...
03/19/2020

Are you wanting to serve your country and get your college education at the same time? Check out ARMY ROTC! Visit us online at www.sdstate.edu/military-science for more information. Or call us at 605-688-6151




#ready #INOURBOOTS #sdstate #3rdbdearmyrotc @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @sdstatepics

Thank you to CW5 Todd Dressler for addressing our MSL IV Class today and sharing information on the role of Warrant Offi...
02/27/2020

Thank you to CW5 Todd Dressler for addressing our MSL IV Class today and sharing information on the role of Warrant Officers in the Army.

It’s Monday! But we won’t let the #MondayBlues get to us! Our Cadets did a great job on the Army Combat Fitness Test thi...
02/24/2020

It’s Monday! But we won’t let the #MondayBlues get to us! Our Cadets did a great job on the Army Combat Fitness Test this morning! #maxoutmonday





#inspired #MotivationMonday #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @ South Dakota State University

Mental health is an issue that the Army as an organization deals with every day.  Last week, MAJ Chris Mercado visited S...
02/10/2020

Mental health is an issue that the Army as an organization deals with every day. Last week, MAJ Chris Mercado visited South Dakota State University to discuss warrior wellness and spread the word about mental health to our Cadets. Aside from mental health, MAJ Mercado talked about the importance of spiritual health, physical health, and emotional health. Remember, it’s up to you to start making healthy choices, not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind. #MindfulMonday #inspired
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The spring semester is well under way and so is our dodgeball team! Way to start off the season with a “W”! #INOURBOOTS ...
01/28/2020

The spring semester is well under way and so is our dodgeball team! Way to start off the season with a “W”! #INOURBOOTS #SDSTATEIM #3RDBDEARMYROTC

Congratulations and welcome to the newest member of The West Point of the Plains Battalion, CDT Maddie Palmquist!! Maddi...
01/23/2020

Congratulations and welcome to the newest member of The West Point of the Plains Battalion, CDT Maddie Palmquist!! Maddie is a Sophomore at SDSU and is an Architectural Design Major. She is aspiring to be part of The Corps of Engineers someday! Congratulations Maddie! #3RDBDEARMYROTC #INOURBOOTS

The spring semester has begun and the cadets are hard at work spreading the word about our program.  Over break, CDT Kai...
01/14/2020

The spring semester has begun and the cadets are hard at work spreading the word about our program. Over break, CDT Kaitlin Hartwig presented to several groups of high school students at the 916 Career and Tech Center. In addition, CDT Burton also presented to a group of seniors at North Iowa Christian School. Great Job Cadets!
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For more information about SDSU Army ROTC, please follow us on our page @SDSU.Army.ROTC #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC

As winter break winds down to an end and the new semester appears close by, CDT Connor Whitney took time this winter bre...
01/09/2020

As winter break winds down to an end and the new semester appears close by, CDT Connor Whitney took time this winter break to visit with the seniors at Stevens High School.
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For more information about SDSU Army ROTC, please follow us on our page @SDSU.Army.ROTC #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

We would like to welcome Mr. John Mahlen as our new HRA effective 06 January 2020.   He and his wife Corinne reside in W...
01/08/2020

We would like to welcome Mr. John Mahlen as our new HRA effective 06 January 2020. He and his wife Corinne reside in Watertown SD. They have two children, two grandkids, and a dog named Madden. Mr. Mahlen served 31 years in the South Dakota Army National Guard with 23 years being a Full Time Active Guard Reserve (AGR). He deployed to Afghanistan with the 196th MEB from Sioux Falls, SD from 2010-2011. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 2012 and then served as one of our military science instructors from 2012-2014.
His hobbies include watching the MN Vikings and MN Twins. He is still waiting for the Vikings to win a Super Bowl for him. He also likes hunting pheasants and waterfowl along with ice fishing when the ice gets thick enough to pull his permanent shack on to the ice.

CDT Zeb Nelson talked to the Senior and Junior Class at Elkton High School today, spreading the word about the SDSU Army...
12/20/2019

CDT Zeb Nelson talked to the Senior and Junior Class at Elkton High School today, spreading the word about the SDSU Army ROTC Program.
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For more information about SDSU Army ROTC, please follow us on our page @SDSU.Army.ROTC #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

CDT Sean Hartze paid a visit to Faulkton Area High School yesterday to talk about the benefits of the SDSU Army ROTC pro...
12/20/2019

CDT Sean Hartze paid a visit to Faulkton Area High School yesterday to talk about the benefits of the SDSU Army ROTC program.
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For more information about SDSU Army ROTC, please follow us on our page @SDSU.Army.ROTC #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

Congratulations to our newest 2nd Lieutenants. LT Workman and LT Van Klompenburg.
12/14/2019

Congratulations to our newest 2nd Lieutenants. LT Workman and LT Van Klompenburg.

CDT Chris Cap visited Scotland High School on Tuesday to discuss the benefits that the SDSU Army ROTC program has to off...
12/13/2019

CDT Chris Cap visited Scotland High School on Tuesday to discuss the benefits that the SDSU Army ROTC program has to offer. #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

CDT Jessup Workman visited the seniors at Beatrice High School in Nebraska a few weeks ago. The seniors have been workin...
12/10/2019

CDT Jessup Workman visited the seniors at Beatrice High School in Nebraska a few weeks ago. The seniors have been working hard spreading the word about the SDSU Army ROTC program. Great job! #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

Last week CDT Reilly Andresen got the chance to talk to the seniors from Milbank High School about the SDSU Army ROTC pr...
12/09/2019

Last week CDT Reilly Andresen got the chance to talk to the seniors from Milbank High School about the SDSU Army ROTC program. #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Sean Hartze Hometown: Rapid City, SDMajor: Construction Management Hobbies: Working out, f...
12/08/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥
Meet Sean Hartze
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Construction Management
Hobbies: Working out, fishing, and playing video games
Branch: Transportation
Favorite College Memory: PT mornings with the guys
Military Family Ties: Mother is a Colonel in the Air Force, father is retired from the Air Force, one grandfather served in World War II and one grandfather served in Vietnam

12/07/2019

Cadets had some fun for PT this morning to end a great semester.

CDT Ryan Titus visited West Central High School yesterday to talk to students about Army ROTC. CDT Titus graduated from ...
12/05/2019

CDT Ryan Titus visited West Central High School yesterday to talk to students about Army ROTC. CDT Titus graduated from West Central in 2016. #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

CDT Jacob Fouberg conducted his hometown visit to Woonsocket, SD to talk to students about the SDSU Army ROTC program. #...
12/04/2019

CDT Jacob Fouberg conducted his hometown visit to Woonsocket, SD to talk to students about the SDSU Army ROTC program. #INOURBOOTS #3RDBDEARMYROTC #FINALSWEEKGOTMELIKE

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Jacob Fouberg Hometown: Woonsocket, SDMajor: Aviation Hobbies: Camping, hunting, working o...
12/01/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥
Meet Jacob Fouberg
Hometown: Woonsocket, SD
Major: Aviation
Hobbies: Camping, hunting, working out, flying, riding motorcycle, and spending time with friends and family
Desired Branch: Aviation
Favorite College Memory: Flying Jacks trio to Indianapolis
Military Family Ties: 20 family members within 4 generations, including my father and both my brothers

The SDSU ROTC program is grateful for the opportunity to create a training facility in Depuy to help our cadets. Thank y...
11/26/2019
Howard Family Combat Training Facility coming to DePuy

The SDSU ROTC program is grateful for the opportunity to create a training facility in Depuy to help our cadets. Thank you to all the donors and to everyone involved in this project! 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade

Learn more about Howard Family Combat Training Facility coming to DePuy @ South Dakota State University

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Jacob Burton Hometown: Clear Lake, IA Major: Nursing Hobbies: Sailing, running, backpackin...
11/24/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥
Meet Jacob Burton
Hometown: Clear Lake, IA
Major: Nursing
Hobbies: Sailing, running, backpacking, snowboarding, and scuba diving
Branch: Infantry
Favorite College Memory: Helping CDT Fouberg get to the Hobo Day parade
Military Family Ties: Two brothers serving in the Infantry

Congratulations CDT Ryan Titus for receiving the Sanford Health Veterans Scholarship!
11/21/2019

Congratulations CDT Ryan Titus for receiving the Sanford Health Veterans Scholarship!

Today the Army and AirForce Cadre treated Cadets to a "Friendsgiving" lunch. 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade
11/21/2019

Today the Army and AirForce Cadre treated Cadets to a "Friendsgiving" lunch. 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Kaitlin Hartwig Hometown: Woodbury, MNMajor: Nursing Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with fr...
11/17/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥
Meet Kaitlin Hartwig
Hometown: Woodbury, MN
Major: Nursing
Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with friends, and photography
Desired Branch: Military Police
Favorite College Memory: Road trips with friends
Military Family Ties: Grandfather was in the Marines

The West Point of the Plains Battalion has had one busy week. On Wednesday, cadets conducted the Combat Water Survival T...
11/14/2019

The West Point of the Plains Battalion has had one busy week. On Wednesday, cadets conducted the Combat Water Survival Test. A CWST assesses the cadets’ ability to survive in emergency water situations. Cadets also participated in the 2nd annual Turkey Bowl against the SDSU Air Force ROTC. Ending up in a game tie, both sides of cadets had a great time. 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade

11/11/2019
U.S. Army

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served and are currently serving. This day is for you.

Today we honor those who served.
Those who answered our nation's call.
Those who defend our families, our neighbors and the American way of life.

#VeteransDay

Video by Kayla Cain

In celebration of Military Appreciation Week, we would like to recognize the Alumni of the SDSU Army ROTC Program. Pictu...
11/05/2019

In celebration of Military Appreciation Week, we would like to recognize the Alumni of the SDSU Army ROTC Program. Pictured below are Jeff Johnson, Jerry Duba, and Bernie Ellis on a class reunion float from the Platte High School Homecoming Parade earlier this fall. As seniors in high school in 1969, John L. Johnson, who was a Major in the South Dakota Army National Guard, took the three of them to Camp Rapid to interview for ROTC scholarships. These interviews ended up in a 20+ year career of commissioned service for all three them. Jerry and Bernie graduated and commissioned from the SDSU Army ROTC program. Thank you Jerry Duba for sharing such a life changing event!

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Erica WunschelHometown: Spencer, IAMajor: ArchitectureHobbies: Reading and being around he...
11/03/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥
Meet Erica Wunschel
Hometown: Spencer, IA
Major: Architecture
Hobbies: Reading and being around her pets
Desired Branch: Military Intelligence
Favorite College Memory: Getting to be with fellow cadets before early morning PT sessions
Military Family Ties: Dad was active duty Navy, and both stepdad and brother Army National Guard

11/01/2019
Come join us for trunk or treat at Gracepoint Church tonight.  3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade
10/31/2019

Come join us for trunk or treat at Gracepoint Church tonight. 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥Meet Connor Whitney Hometown: Rapid City, SDMajor: History Hobbies: climbing, mountain biking, ...
10/27/2019

💥Senior Spotlight Sunday💥

Meet Connor Whitney

Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: History
Hobbies: climbing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Desired Branch: Ordnance
Favorite College Memory: College Game Day
Military Family Ties: 3rd Generation in the Military

10/26/2019

Let the Dakota Marker begin. GO JACKS!!!

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Words of encouragement from an alumni: My very first pt test in rotc, I got down to do my pushups, and will all of my strength I busted out...5. I was embarrassed and ashamed until the pms, ltc holter came up to me and said good job! Now set your own goal for beating that next time. I'll never forget it. Don't worry abt other people's score or career or path. You can look to them as goals or motivation, but don't compare. My mindset from that day forward was just to beat my own score. Before I left the program I was getting 300+ on the apft. (After being told by another cadet that i just didn't have the body to make 300) I have loved my career path, and try to focus on making my career better, and being a better officer than I was the day before. Be the best you. Not the best someone else. Focus on changing you into just a better You. But still you. You have something to offer the army, your soldiers, the rotc program that no one else can. -class of '08
I heard sad news the other day that Arch Telgren had passed away. Many a cadet that passed through the SDSU Army ROTC program between 1968 and 1991 had the pleasure of working with Arch....and God help you if you didn't get your administrative paperwork back to him in a timely manner....he'd let you know about it. He always had our best interests at heart, even though sometimes we didn't. He was a good friend and he will be sorely missed!
Cadets taking on the national guard bean bag tournament. #fightingjacks
An early shoutout to the newest 2nd Lieutenants from SDSU Army ROTC! Hoooooooah!