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".

Operating as usual

08/31/2020

Our Cadets are looking to start the week off with a bang💥💥 Are you? #mondaymotivation #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #EducationFirst #fightingjacks #sdsu

SDSU Army ROTC cadets were hard at work this week conducting PT, learning drill and ceremony, and safe cannon operation ...
08/30/2020

SDSU Army ROTC cadets were hard at work this week conducting PT, learning drill and ceremony, and safe cannon operation (Look for our cannon at DSU football games this fall!). All while balancing busy lives during the first full week of school! #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #EducationFirst #fightingjacks #sdsu

Please join us in welcoming one of the newest members to the SDSU Army ROTC team, CPT Matthew Spencer.  CPT Spencer is c...
08/25/2020

Please join us in welcoming one of the newest members to the SDSU Army ROTC team, CPT Matthew Spencer. CPT Spencer is coming to us from his previous duty station at Fort Eustis Virginia where he served as the Company Commander of Headquarters TRADOC. His previous assignments include The Old Guard and the Leadership Development Directorate, TRADOC G-3/5/7. Originally from Edinboro, Pennsylvania, CPT Spencer enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors and staying physically active.

Please help me welcome one of the newest members of the West Point of the Plains Cadre. MSG David Exton is a native to P...
08/25/2020

Please help me welcome one of the newest members of the West Point of the Plains Cadre. MSG David Exton is a native to Pocatello Idaho. He has been active duty Army since 2005. Enlisting as an 11B Infantryman his previous assignments include 1-509 ABN at Fort Polk LA, 1-27IN Schofield Barracks HI, 4th RTB Fort Benning GA, 8-1 Cav, 1-17IN JBLM WA, 1-507th PIR Fort Benning GA, during which he has served in every position from Rifleman to First Sergeant. In his free time David enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, and recreationally shooting. He has a White Lab named Bruiser and spends as much time outdoors as he can. He is looking forward to this assignment with the SDSU ROTC Program.

Please help me welcome one of the newest members of the West Point of the Plains Cadre.  Mr. Eric Brockhoft is a native ...
08/25/2020

Please help me welcome one of the newest members of the West Point of the Plains Cadre. Mr. Eric Brockhoft is a native to the Brookings Area and a graduate of South Dakota State University. He has been with the SDARNG since 2004. First enlisting as an 88M, Truck Driver until 2012 when he attended OCS in Ft. Meade, SD. Upon receiving his commission in 2014 and has served in various roles at the company level. He is currently the Company Executive Officer at the 1742nd Trans Co. in Sioux Falls, SD. He has also instructed at OCS, where he found the experience to be quite rewarding. In his free time Eric enjoys camping, fishing, water/winter sports and flying when he can find time. He attempts to play golf and admits he’s no good. He has a Golden Doodle named Riley and stays as active as he can no matter the weather. He is looking forward to this year with the SDSU ROTC Program.

Volunteering and helping our local community is important to being a leader both on campuses and in the US Army. Jack So...
08/17/2020

Volunteering and helping our local community is important to being a leader both on campuses and in the US Army. Jack Sonnenburg, one of our MS3 Cadets, is volunteering during move-in weekend at South Dakota State University. He is driving a golf cart to help move people's belongings into the dorms. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fightingjacks #educationfirst #sdsu

Cadet Tanner Pietz planning the next mission at Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fightingj...
08/17/2020

Cadet Tanner Pietz planning the next mission at Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fightingjacks #educationfirst #sdsu #armystrong

Cadet Laura Selman receiving feedback after her mission at Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains...
08/16/2020

Cadet Laura Selman receiving feedback after her mission at Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fightingjacks #armystrong #educationfirst #sdsu

Cadet Obaniana knocking down pop up targets during Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fighti...
08/14/2020

Cadet Obaniana knocking down pop up targets during Operation Agile Leader. #3rdbdearmyrotc #westpointoftheplains #fightingjacks #armystrong #educationfirst #sdsu

We wish our Senior Cadets good luck on their first day of OAL. They are participating in a week and a half long training...
08/13/2020

We wish our Senior Cadets good luck on their first day of OAL. They are participating in a week and a half long training event at Camp Ripley, MN to make them better future leaders and support the needs of the Army. #sdsu #westpointoftheplains #3rdbdearmyrotc #fightingjacks #educationfirst #inourboots

A big congratulations to 2LT Zeb Nelson and 2LT Tiadra Simmermon on commissioning into the South Dakota Army National Gu...
08/07/2020

A big congratulations to 2LT Zeb Nelson and 2LT Tiadra Simmermon on commissioning into the South Dakota Army National Guard! 2LT Nelson will be a Military Intelligence Officer for the 152nd in Pierre, SD. 2LT Simmermon will be a Transportation Officer for the 740th in Milbank, SD! Congratulations! #goguard #fightingjacks #educationfirst #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @sdarng | @3rdrotcbrigade | @armyrotc | @sdstatepics | @goarmy @ South Dakota State University

Learn something new! #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #wegotthis @armyrotc @sdstatepics @3rdrotcbrigade @goarm...
08/05/2020

Learn something new! #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #wegotthis @armyrotc @sdstatepics @3rdrotcbrigade @goarmy @sdarng

07/31/2020
SDSU Cadet Vlog - Dakota State University

VLOG SEVEN IS HERE!!! Dakota State University is one of the top Cyber Schools in the country. In addition, it is also a satellite program for South Dakota State University Army ROTC. Follow along as DSU Cadet, CDT Omar Momotic, takes us on a tour of his university! #FeatureFriday #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc @goarmy 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade DSUTrojanPride

SUBSCRIBE TO WIN THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY! - - - South Dakota State University offers an array of majors for you to choose. But, it doesn't have everything. Dako...

A story of Leadership and Excellence!! ••As a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard, CDT Zachary Briggs went to...
07/30/2020

A story of Leadership and Excellence!!


As a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard, CDT Zachary Briggs went to Annual Training this year with the notion that he would be shadowing his Lieutenant, who herself is an SDSU Alum! Although, circumstances changed when his Lieutenant was sent to school and CDT Briggs had to fill in as the Platoon Leader. Using knowledge he learned from ROTC, CDT Briggs help lead maintenance, convoy, and reconnaissance operations with his Platoon during AT. At a time of need and adversity, CDT Briggs was able to fill in as a leader before he himself commissioned. Well done CDT Briggs! #fightingjacks #armystrong #goguard #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @sdstatepics | @sdarng | @goarmy

Help each other out! #wisdomwednesday #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @3rdrotcbrigade | @armyrotc | @goarmy | @sdstatepics |...
07/29/2020

Help each other out! #wisdomwednesday #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @3rdrotcbrigade | @armyrotc | @goarmy | @sdstatepics | @sdarng

Go watch our Instagram and Facebook story today as CDT Alice Foote takes over for today’s #tuesdaytakeover #fightingjack...
07/28/2020

Go watch our Instagram and Facebook story today as CDT Alice Foote takes over for today’s #tuesdaytakeover #fightingjacks #wegotthis #inourboots #3rdbdearmyrotc @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @goarmy | @sdstatepics

“There’s a million things I haven’t done. But, just you wait”. #mondaymotivation #fightingjacks #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyro...
07/27/2020

“There’s a million things I haven’t done. But, just you wait”. #mondaymotivation #fightingjacks #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @goarmy

07/25/2020
SDSU Cadet Vlog - Brookings and Airplanes

If you haven't checked it out yet, here's VLOG SIX!!!

SUBSCRIBE THIS WEEK TO WIN OUR PRIZES!!! - - This week, CDT Obaniana brings us to Dakota Nature Park! Also, he takes us up on a little surprise! Find out mor...

07/24/2020

Make sure to tune in to our YouTube channel tonight and check out VLOG SIX!!! Also,we’re giving away lots of prizes tonight!! So, make sure you subscribe to our channel! #fightingjacks #inourboots #3rdbdearmyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade @goarmy @goarmy

“Leaders are like gardeners... As leaders, we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success, but we are also r...
07/23/2020

“Leaders are like gardeners... As leaders, we are not only responsible for harvesting our own success, but we are also responsible for cultivating the success of the next generation.” #thursdayvibes #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #wegotthis @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @goarmy | @sdstatepics

Did you know that SDSU has an aviation program? You can be a cadet AND be a pilot! #fightingjacks #wegotthis #3rdbdearmy...
07/22/2020

Did you know that SDSU has an aviation program? You can be a cadet AND be a pilot! #fightingjacks #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade @goarmy @sdstatepics

Who’s a fan of ruck marches? We are!! 🖐  #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #fightingjacks #wegotthis #tuesdaytraining @armyrot...
07/21/2020

Who’s a fan of ruck marches? We are!! 🖐 #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #fightingjacks #wegotthis #tuesdaytraining @armyrotc | @goarmy | @3rdrotcbrigade | @sdstatepics | @sdarng

07/20/2020

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a new week, so make the best of it! #gojacks #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #mondaymotivation @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @goarmy | @sdstatepics | @sdarng

32 days and a wake up! Who’s ready for the fall?? #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #wegotthis | @sdstatepics |...
07/17/2020

32 days and a wake up! Who’s ready for the fall?? #fightingjacks #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #wegotthis | @sdstatepics | @armyrotc | @goarmy | @3rdrotcbrigade

07/16/2020

Campus views 😏 #thursdayvibes #3rdbdearmyrotc #fightingjacks #inourboots @armyrotc | @sdstatepics | @goarmy | @3rdrotcbrigade | @sdarng

07/14/2020

Here’s some Coughlin Campanile views on this cloudy Tuesday! Come check out our vlog about the SDSU Campanile on our YouTube Cannel!! —> https://youtu.be/lncCPKOYPSw #fightingjacks #armyrotc #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @sdstatepics | @armyrotc | @goarmy | @3rdrotcbrigade | @sdarng

This week, our very own CDT Riley Janke worked with his coaches and teammates to teach young kids the game of football a...
07/09/2020

This week, our very own CDT Riley Janke worked with his coaches and teammates to teach young kids the game of football at Dakota State. CDT Janke also showed the local kids that they too, when they’re old enough, can serve their country and participate in something that they are passionate about such as sports. Well done CDT Janke! #fightingjacks #dominate #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrotc #thankfulthursday #inourboots @armyrotc | @goarmy | @3rdrotcbrigade | @dsu_athletics | @sdarng

Become part of something bigger than yourself. Join our team! Give us a call at (605)688-6640. #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrot...
07/08/2020

Become part of something bigger than yourself. Join our team! Give us a call at (605)688-6640. #wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots #WellnessWednesday @armyrotc | @3rdrotcbrigade | @goarmy | @sdarng | @sdstatepics

Happy Tuesday everyone! For today’s #triviatuesday , identify this soldier! Born in New Ulm, MN, this soldier enrolled a...
07/07/2020

Happy Tuesday everyone! For today’s #triviatuesday , identify this soldier! Born in New Ulm, MN, this soldier enrolled at South Dakota State University when he was 21, and majored in animal science. He was also a Jackrabbit football player and was active with the Army ROTC program. Upon graduation, he commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and later received the Medal of Honor for his leadership efforts in the Philippines. Who is he? Post your answer down below 👇🏽#wegotthis #3rdbdearmyrotc #inourboots @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade

From all of us here at South Dakota State University ROTC, we hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July!!!! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 #inourb...
07/04/2020

From all of us here at South Dakota State University ROTC, we hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July!!!! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 #inourboots #3rdrotcbrigade @armyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade @goarmy @sdarng @sdstatepics

07/04/2020
SDSU Cadet Vlog - The Guard Experience

Vlog 4 is here!!! Subscribe to win a free portable charger!

SUBSRIBE TO WIN A PORTABLE CHARGER! - - On this week's vlog, CDT Obaniana goes to the Brookings Recruiting Station to help serve hotdogs and hamburgers to th...

Vlog four is coming out today in our YouTube Channel! Make sure to tune in and subscribe to win this week’s giveaway!! #...
07/03/2020

Vlog four is coming out today in our YouTube Channel! Make sure to tune in and subscribe to win this week’s giveaway!! #3rdrotcbrigade #inourboots @armyrotc @3rdrotcbrigade @usd_rotc @goarmy @sdarng

07/02/2020

A big thank you to the Brookings Recruiting Team for letting us be a part of their Hotdog/Hamburger feed yesterday! Also, a big thank you to the Brookings community for coming to support our event! #thankfulthursday #3rdrotcbrigade #inourboots #goguard @armyrotc @goarmy @3rdrotcbrigade @sdarng @sgterikaweaver @sgtmikeaman

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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!