Oregon State University Army ROTC - The Beaver Army

Oregon State University Army ROTC - The Beaver Army Celebrating 140 years of honored tradition as the "West Point of the West" If you're looking for the official source of information about the U.S.
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Army please visit our homepage at http://www.army.mil. This is Oregon State University Army ROTC's official page. OSU Army ROTC continues the tradition of "The West Point of the West,” the nickname earned during World War II when the OSU Corps produced more officers than any other non-military academy in the nation. Our Army ROTC graduates continue their proud heritage of dedicated service to the nation, while our current cadets accept the challenges of the ROTC program as they prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed: -We do not allow profanity, graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. - For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don’t post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy. The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Department of Defense. You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content on this page on your own blog, Web site or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy. Thank you for your interest in and support of the men and women who serve. For more information visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx

Mission: The mission of the ROTC program is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army and to motivate young people to be better citizens.

Operating as usual

Facts! https://today.oregonstate.edu/story/oregon-state-named-best-school-veterans-oregon-2021-college-factual-ranking
11/05/2020
Oregon State named best school for veterans in Oregon in 2021 College Factual ranking

Facts! https://today.oregonstate.edu/story/oregon-state-named-best-school-veterans-oregon-2021-college-factual-ranking

Oregon State University has been ranked the best school for veterans in Oregon by College Factual in their latest Best Colleges for Veterans ranking. This is out of 25 colleges in the state that offer four-year degrees. The school has achieved this ranking for at least two years in a row.

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is our newest Cadre member, CPT Wagstaff!••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Graduated from...
10/05/2020

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is our newest Cadre member, CPT Wagstaff!
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Graduated from The Citadel in 2016 with a BA in Political Science, minored in Chinese (Mandarin). Played football there freshman and sophomore year.
Did PL/XO time at Fort Campbell, KY w/ 101st ABN DIV. Married to Carly Wagstaff in (2018) and we have our little son (Our dog whose name is Samson)
Enjoys: Playing the drums, cooking and trying new restaurants, traveling, and live music (pre-covid)
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Welcome to the program Sir! #gobeavs

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is MAJ Snyder, the current MS1 instructor! _______________________________I joined Army ROTC ...
09/29/2020

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is MAJ Snyder, the current MS1 instructor!
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I joined Army ROTC at the University of Oregon in fall 2000. After 4 years, I commissioned into Active Duty as an Armor Officer in 2004. While on active duty I served in a Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) in JBLM, WA and Rose Barracks, Vilseck, GE. During my time on active duty I deployed two times to Iraq in support of OIF III and OIF VII-IX. After leaving active duty I joined the Oregon Army National Guard as an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Officer in 2009. I have held every key developmental position from combat Platoon Leader to Battalion Executive Officer.

ROTC was a very influential time for me as a young developing leader. When the opportunity to return to ROTC came around I took it. I believe the time I get to spend developing leadership and character with Cadets not only helps them become great leaders but it ensures the Soldiers in the Army are going to be taken care of in the future. It is an excellent job! When I am not at ROTC I spend most of my time in the mountains running trails and riding my mountain bikes with my wife.

09/23/2020

This morning OSU began its 148th year of training future US Army Officers. Despite COVID, wildfires, and everything else being thrown at us we have over 100 Cadets enrolled this year, and the Class of 2024 has a 10 year high number of Freshmen coming in.

Welcome back to all of our Cadets, virtual and in person! Welcome to all of our new Cadets who joined us for PT this morning!

For our alumni out there, can you remember back to your first day entering the imposing front doors of McAlexander?

ITS MOVE IN DAY! To our incoming freshman class/parents, if you have extra time on your hands head over to the second fl...
09/18/2020

ITS MOVE IN DAY! To our incoming freshman class/parents, if you have extra time on your hands head over to the second floor of McAlexander Fieldhouse to meet the PMS LTC McRae, Senior NCO MSG Nin, recruiting officer Mr. Susuico, our Cadet BC CDT Hanneman, and our PAO CDT Gilsdorf! We are looking forward to meeting you!

#gobeavs #armyrotc

Day 3 of MS4 Summer FTX ••••Today MS4s spent the day planning and running through missions to prep for the upcoming OAL ...
09/17/2020

Day 3 of MS4 Summer FTX ••••
Today MS4s spent the day planning and running through missions to prep for the upcoming OAL FTX. These future leaders are learning to adapt and succeed! Keep up the great work cadets!

#gobeavs #armyrotc

ATTENTION Cadets and Families! We will be having a Town Hall on Thursday, 10 September via zoom. Make sure to check your...
09/09/2020

ATTENTION Cadets and Families! We will be having a Town Hall on Thursday, 10 September via zoom. Make sure to check your emails!

09/03/2020
Oregon State Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Yesterday the iconic Quonset Hut of Navy ROTC was demolished. Many great leaders have passed through those doors.

Yesterday, after nearly 70 years as the Beaver Battalion home, the Quonset Hut was demolished. While the building may no longer be standing at OSU, it will forever stand in the memories of so many men and women who grew to be Navy and Marine Corps officers.

RIP Quonset Hut...

#BeaverBattalion #oregonstateuniversity #quonsethut #history #military #nrotc #usnavy #marinecorps #usn #usmc

Yesterday we were able to commission two more 2LTs into the US Army! Say hello to 2LT Czuba and 2LT Leutschaft! ————————...
08/22/2020

Yesterday we were able to commission two more 2LTs into the US Army! Say hello to 2LT Czuba and 2LT Leutschaft!
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From 2LT Czuba: I commissioned into Field Artillery. After graduation I will be staying in Portland Oregon until BOLC in October. I am most excited about getting the opportunity to teach, learn, and grow as an officer and the chance to meet all different kinds of people.
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From 2LT Leutschaft: I commissioned into Transportation. Right now I am whitewater raft guiding out in Maupin, OR until I leave for BOLC. I love anything outdoors. I’m most eager to leave Oregon and start the next chapter in my life leading the worlds finest soldiers.

Congrats again to our newest 2nd Lieutenants! We are excited to see you succeed in your careers!
#gobeavs #commissioning #armyrotc @armyrotc

**Important information about the upcoming year.  Please read the note for your MS class**
08/19/2020

**Important information about the upcoming year. Please read the note for your MS class**

NEW CADRE SPOTLIGHT! Introducing MSG Adam Nin! Here’s what MSG Nin has to say about his time in the Army and ROTC!——————...
08/17/2020

NEW CADRE SPOTLIGHT! Introducing MSG Adam Nin!
Here’s what MSG Nin has to say about his time in the Army and ROTC!
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I entered the Army in 2004 and completed one station unit training at Fort Sill, OK, where I earned the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 13B. During my 16 year career, I have served in every 13 series position up to First Sergeant. My duty assignments include two separate times at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Vilseck Germany, and Schofield Barracks, HI. I have also deployed to Iraq in support of OIF III, OIF VII-IX, and OIF X/New Dawn.



After finishing my key development time as a 1SG, I was given the option to be an Observer Coach/Trainer or come to ROTC. I had already served briefly as an OC/T before be promoted to Master Sergeant. Therefore, the decision to come to Oregon State was easy for my family and me.



I choose to come to ROTC because I wanted an opportunity to work outside of my normal MOS and be a part of mentoring the Army’s future officer leaders. I can honestly say this has been the most rewarding two years of my career watching leaders develop into Second Lieutenants. Most of my free time is spent working towards an MBA at OSU. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, hiking, golfing, and playing guitar.

#armyrotc #militarymonday #gobeavs
@armyrotc

Happy Sunday Beaver Battalion! Our soon to be MS4s are hard at work and prepping for their upcoming summer FTX! Just a r...
08/02/2020

Happy Sunday Beaver Battalion!
Our soon to be MS4s are hard at work and prepping for their upcoming summer FTX! Just a reminder: make sure you are staying active and pushing yourself! If you want to be featured, send your pictures our way or tag us! #GoBeavs #armyrotc

Yesterday we were able to commission two more 2Lts from Oregon State - Cascades! Say hello to 2Lt Smith and 2Lt Briggs! ...
06/20/2020

Yesterday we were able to commission two more 2Lts from Oregon State - Cascades! Say hello to 2Lt Smith and 2Lt Briggs!
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From 2Lt Briggs: My major is a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis on Pre-Law and a minor in Military Science.
I am most excited to move onto the next step in life and enter into a career field that the last few years of school have been aimed at. I am looking forward to being able actually begin implementing positive change and to begin training soldiers.
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From 2Lt Smith:
I am looking forward to beginning an engineering career and developing relationships with the NCOs in the platoon in order to build a leadership team that personally and professionally mentors the soldiers in the platoon.
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Congratulations once again to our newly commissioned 2Lts!
#armyrotc #commissioning #gobeavs

06/17/2020
8th Brigade Army ROTC

MG Evans and CSM Gavia are having an excellent, hard hitting dialogue right now. CSM Gavia is opening up with her experiences in the Army and creating a discussion on how we can all do better towards treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Join Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox and Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha A. Gavia, U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox this Wednesday, 17 June at 6:00pm EST.

Post your questions here or tune-in live.

06/13/2020

Today, I had the opportunity to commission seven new Second Lieutenants into the Army, which is one of the highest honors that an Officer can have. During the ceremonies I was struck by the diverse stories of our new Lieutenants. Some had decided as far back as junior high that they wanted to join the military, others completely surprised their families when they announced their interest in ROTC. It was awesome to see some receive their first salute or oath of office from a family member, while others are first generation college graduates and military members. I heard incredible stories of resilience, things that I regrettably never knew about some of our teammates. But mostly, I heard pride. Pride in their sons and daughters decision, commitment and leadership. Pride in seeing how their children had grown up into Army Officers in a few short years, dedicated to the welfare of their Soldiers, the mission, and our nation.

Thank you to everyone who made today a success, it started years ago. I'm glad I was able to be there at the transition point (it's not a finish line) and see them confidently start their new professions. I truly have the greatest job in the Army!

LTC McRae

Starting today, and over the course of the next three weeks, OSU Army ROTC is commissioning ten new Second Lieutenants. ...
06/12/2020

Starting today, and over the course of the next three weeks, OSU Army ROTC is commissioning ten new Second Lieutenants. They are commissioning during a very uncertain time – protests, pandemic, and a country that has been at war for nearly all of their lifetimes. We are confident that this group is prepared to lead our nation’s greatest resource, it’s sons and daughters. This year’s commissionees are remarkable, with a proven track record, achieving a 3.39 average GPA and a 262 APFT score. They will excel, leading with confidence, compassion, and character. In a tradition that has been happening for nearly 250 years, and 150 years at OSU, they will pin on the gold bars and join the Army as Commissioned Officers. Please join us in congratulating OSU’s newest 2LTs – 2LTs Julia Briggs (MI), Kayla Fleshman (QM), Sean Hudson (MI branch detailed FA), Taylor Kay (FA), Samuel Klajbor (SC), William Lutcher (FA), Peyton Orth (IN), Michael Partida (ADA), Matthew Sherburne (AV), Sky Smith (AR).

#armyrotc #commissioning #gobeavs

To all of our rising High School Seniors - the scholarship application window opens up this weekend.  This year OSU had ...
06/10/2020

To all of our rising High School Seniors - the scholarship application window opens up this weekend. This year OSU had a 50% increase in the number of National Scholarship awardees. We hope you will be part of this trend! If you are a dedicated Scholar, Athlete, and Leader with a dedication to service and excellence, your college can be paid for. If you are interested, or even just curious, about ROTC contact us, we'd love to talk about the opportunities.

If you know a high school student who you think has the potential to excel someday be a leader in our nations Army, please share or tag them.

Hey, high school seniors! Are you ready to answer the call to #LeadershipExcellence? 💪

Applications for #ArmyROTCScholarship open this Friday! Not only can our scholarships cover up to four years of college tuition, it includes a stipend for books and monthly incidentals.

Learn everything you need to know about joining #ArmyROTC and applying for a scholarship right here: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc.html

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U.S. Army Center of Military History
06/06/2020

U.S. Army Center of Military History

6 JUNE 1944 or D-DAY - NORMANDY INVASION - #WWII #Armyhistory U.S. Army #DDay

Operation OVERLORD, the Invasion of Normandy, opened the "second front" in western Europe with the D-Day landings in Operation NEPTUNE. Despite unfavorable weather forecasts, General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, decided to attack on 6 June 1944.

At 0200 that morning the British 6th and U.S. 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions were dropped behind German lines to secure egress routes from the invasion beaches for the seaborne forces. After an intense air and naval bombardment, the amphibious assault waves began landing from more than 5,000 ships and 4,000 smaller ship-to-shore craft at 0630. British and Canadian forces landed on the left flank at GOLD, SWORD and JUNO Beaches, with American forces landing at OMAHA and UTAH Beaches on the right.

The U.S. 4th Infantry Division on UTAH Beach had comparatively easy going, but the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions met determined opposition at the water's edge at OMAHA Beach. The situation on OMAHA was in doubt for several hours and there was some discussion about withdrawing from the beachhead, but the assaulting forces nevertheless began making progress inland. By nightfall of the first day, large contingents of three British, one Canadian, and three American infantry divisions and their supporting units, plus one British and two U.S. airborne divisions, had a firm foothold on Hitler's "Fortress Europe."

ALSO SEE:

https://www.army.mil/d-day/index.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/072/72-18/index.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/007/7-4-1/index.html

https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/70/posters/70-53.html

https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/70/posters/70-53.html

https://history.army.mil/html/reference/Normandy/normandy.html

https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH30newOCR.pdf

https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH40newOCR.pdf

It’s the end of week 10 and that means our last fitness Friday! This term has been a big change for our cadets, but they...
06/05/2020

It’s the end of week 10 and that means our last fitness Friday! This term has been a big change for our cadets, but they were able to put in the hard work and succeed! Way to go Beaver Battalion! #fitnessfriday #GoBeavs #ArmyROTC

05/28/2020

Thank you to all of our presenters, awardees and supporters during the 2020 OSU Army ROTC Virtual Awards Ceremony. It was an incredible success due to your participation, and congratulations to all of our very deserving awardees!

05/24/2020
Oregon State University Gold Star Service Members M - R

Great job! Remember our fallen Beaver Alumni. The Oregon State University Military and Veteran Resource Center has attempted to create a database of all honored OSU alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Oregon State University Military and Veteran Resource Center has attempted to create a database of all honored OSU alumni who have made the ultimate sacr...

05/22/2020

Beaver Battalion, friends and family - the OSU Army ROTC Awards Ceremony will be conducted across two days next week; May 26th and 27th starting at 6:00pm.

The ceremony will be conducted over Zoom to maximize participation while minimizing contact and maintaining appropriate social distancing protocols.

The Cadets have accomplished a lot this year and are very deserving of these awards and recognition. If you are interested in attending please send a direct message and we will contact you with the Zoom Meeting information.

This week's OSU Senior Spotlight is Cadet Sherburne, our Cadet Battalion Commander for last Fall!
05/18/2020

This week's OSU Senior Spotlight is Cadet Sherburne, our Cadet Battalion Commander for last Fall!

Congrats to CDT Schmiedt for being this weeks BEST DAM Cadet of the week! Keep up the hard work!
05/16/2020

Congrats to CDT Schmiedt for being this weeks BEST DAM Cadet of the week! Keep up the hard work!

Our first #SeniorSpotlight goes to our Battalion Commander Erik Messenger
05/10/2020

Our first #SeniorSpotlight goes to our Battalion Commander Erik Messenger

Best DAM Cadet of the week👊🏼
05/04/2020

Best DAM Cadet of the week👊🏼

Army National Guard Warrior Training Center
05/03/2020

Army National Guard Warrior Training Center

Congratulations 2LT Tanner Walker of Ranger Class 05-20 on being the Officer Honor Grad! #ORARNG #RLTW #ARNG

2LT Walker graduated and commissioned from OSU last year. Yesterday he graduated ranger school as the honor graduate. #1...
05/01/2020

2LT Walker graduated and commissioned from OSU last year. Yesterday he graduated ranger school as the honor graduate. #1 of 209 in his class. Congratulations on your hard work and perseverance👊🏼 #gobeavs

Catching up on some of our Best DAM Cadets we missed while we were adjusting to our new spring term. Today we have Cadet...
05/01/2020

Catching up on some of our Best DAM Cadets we missed while we were adjusting to our new spring term.
Today we have Cadet Austin from our WOU detachment👊🏼

Congrats Cadet Breving on being this weeks best DAM Cadet. #sundayspotlight
04/26/2020

Congrats Cadet Breving on being this weeks best DAM Cadet. #sundayspotlight

Today’s #sundayspotlight goes to Cadet Kunze! Keep up the good work👍🏼
04/19/2020

Today’s #sundayspotlight goes to Cadet Kunze! Keep up the good work👍🏼

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PMS- LTC David McRae The focus of the ROTC program is leadership development. Students learn problem solving techniques, decision-making skills, planning and organizing skills, interpersonal communications skills, professional ethics and responsibilities, and other management and leadership skills. Leadership labs and field training exercises supplement classroom work with practical leadership training and experience. Students receive frequent developmental counseling from their U.S. Army officer and non-commissioned officer (NCO) instructors. Cadets are encouraged to participate in Army ROTC extracurricular activities such as the Ranger Challenge Team or the Color Guard. Cadets have opportunities to attend professional development training programs each summer such as Airborne School, Air Assault School, Northern Warfare School, Mountain Warfare School, or Cadet Troop Leadership Training. Upon graduation and successful completion of the ROTC curriculum, cadets will be commissioned into the United States Army as Second Lieutenants. They will become officers, leading the most powerful armed force in the world. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and posts clean. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Comments and posts that violate any of the guidelines listed below may be removed: • Do not post graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments . We also do not allow comments that are abusive, hateful, vindictive or intended to defame anyone or any organization. • Do not post any solicitations (i.e.: asking users to "like" your page, visit your website, sign a petition, contribute to a fundraiser). • Do not post advertisements, prize contests or giveaways. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. • Do not post details about an ongoing investigation or legal or administrative proceeding that could prejudice the processes or could interfere with an individual's rights will be deleted from this page. • Apparent spamming or trolling will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice. • Do not post copyrighted or trademarked images or graphics. Imagery posted on the Facebook wall should be owned by the user. • Do not post comments, photos or videos that suggest or encourage illegal activity. • Do not post political propaganda. • Do not post documents of any kind. • All information posted to social media sites will be unclassified. No FOUO (for official use only), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should ever be posted or discussed on this page. Don’t post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy. The appearance of external links or the use of third-party applications on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. For more information, visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx. You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content on this site on your own blog, Web site or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the Army unit or the person who authored the content as a courtesy.

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This looks like such a supportive community! I love seeing all the photos and inspiring articles shared on this page! I thought I might make a contribution of my own by sharing a documentary I saw recently and found really inspiring. The film is called Above the Best and it chronicles the incredible missions made by Army aviators to help their fellow soldiers fighting on the ground in Afghanistan. I really enjoyed the interviews shared in this film and getting to witness the honest and genuine perspectives of these heroes. I'd highly recommend! You can watch the film on iTunes or Amazon if you're interested.
The race between CDT Flores and SFC Spangler!
Were there any photos taken from the commissioning ceremony in June that we could see? Perhaps I missed them. Thank you. :)
Hey Beavers, help OSU VOLLEYBALL continue the winning streak by filling Gill this weekend! Tonight we host #12 Utah at 6pm & Saturday we host Colorado at 6pm. Friday is team/camper night so represent your teams. Saturday come in costume - dress up your unit, dress up your friends, or simply wear orange!!!!!!
Hard to believe it was 1980 when I first entered the fieldhouse as a brand new MS I cadet. Congratulations and best of luck to this year's class and all of the cadets. De Oppresso Liber!
OSU Cadets at the Fort Knox Spartan Race