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. Army please visit our homepage at http://www.army.mil.
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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.

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

1st Brigade Army ROTC - Spartans | 2nd "Freedom" Brigade Army ROTC | 3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade | 4th Brigade ROTC | 5th Brigade Army ROTC | 6th BDE Army ROTC | 7th Brigade ROTC | 8th Brigade Army ROTC | U.S. Army | GoArmy | U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)

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👊🏼

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👍🏼

04/07/2020
U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)

We’ve said this over and over since it started, talk to each other and remain positive. And- We need to get some Beaver neck gaiters made!

Maj. Gen. John Evans wants to talk to you about the 4 priorities that the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Comander has for #ArmyROTC.

1. Protect the Force
2. Inform the Force
3. Project Hope
4. Be Responsible

1st Brigade Army ROTC - Spartans
2nd "Freedom" Brigade Army ROTC
3rd ROTC Brigade, The Black Hawk Brigade
4th Brigade ROTC
5th Brigade Army ROTC
6th BDE Army ROTC
7th Brigade ROTC
8th Brigade Army ROTC

#VictoryStartsHere | #stopthespread | #InThisTogether

Congrats Cadet Richards! Keep working hard!!
03/22/2020

Congrats Cadet Richards! Keep working hard!!

Our own Cadet Valerie Ranum is the Cadet Command Cadet of the Week. Great job, keep up the hard work!
03/19/2020

Our own Cadet Valerie Ranum is the Cadet Command Cadet of the Week. Great job, keep up the hard work!

In the spirit of social distancing, we will not caption our Cadet of the Week photos with “🎶 why don’t you come on over, Valerie? 🎶”

Congratulations to our current #CadetOfTheWeek, Valerie Ranum from Oregon State University. Cadet Ranum is currently pursuing a private pilot’s license and is hoping to branch Aviation, just like both of her grandfathers 🛫

Read more about our Cadet of the Week here: https://www.army.mil/article/233815/cadet_of_the_week_valerie_ranum

03/18/2020
Oregon Army National Guard Education & Incentives

Oregon Army National Guard Education & Incentives

Federal Tuition Assistance - Impacts of COVID 19

Are you taking resident classes and worried if your class(es) get bumped to online do you need to do anything in GoArmyEd? As long as you are taking the same class, for example: MTH 243 on campus and it gets changed to MTH 243 Online - there is NOTHING you need to do in GoArmyEd. Only if you course is cancelled, you drop the course or you change it completely do you need to take action in GoArmyEd. Contact me if you are not sure!

I am telecommuting all this week and it may be extended for two weeks. You have the same two options to reach me (phone or email). However, I must call in to check my voicemail so the turn around could be 24 hours. I am able to check email more often but I appreciate your patience until all this is resolved.

~Take care~
Mrs. Browning

03/17/2020

Beaver Battalion, friends and family - I'd like to keep everyone updated on OSU and the Army ROTC plans for school during the COVID-19 outbreak. Yesterday we received notification that there will not be any in- person activities, including PT and labs, until at least 15 April. We have already transitioned our classes over to Canvas and Zoom, and are working on alternate activities for the labs. With all of the technology available we have a lot of options for collaborating - more to follow as we work that out this week. You can still expect one-on-one counseling to happen with your advisor, it will just be done over Zoom.

The university wants everyone to come back for next quarter. They are asking that everyone seriously consider not leaving for Spring Break. This limits the chance of the virus being brought into this community.

Some things have not changed. You are still future leaders in the United States Army and aspiring professionals. We still have a requirement to be physically fit and academically excellent. Focus on getting yourself in better shape, individually. Exercise this opportunity for remote classes to improve your study habits and improve your grades. If you know that you need some extra help and want to work out with a Cadre member or fellow Cadet(s) let us know and we can make this happen - at a socially responsible distance!

As far as Basic Camp and CST, I can only say that we don't know yet. Cadet Command is working through a lot of these issues, but their emphasis is first and foremost - taking care of the health of our future leaders and Cadre. Watch MG Evans video to see where the command currently is.

Finally, take care of yourself and each other. If you are sick, stay home and/or seek treatment. Check on your friends and teammates to ensure they are doing okay. Take advantage of some of the opportunities that remote teaching / learning can give you. Don't worry about what CST may bring because every other Cadet in the nation is dealing with this as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and I'll do my best to find out the answer. Thanks.

LTC McRae

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B916ua0H3Ow/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Cadets, friends and family of the Beaver Battalion, effective this Saturday 14 March 2020, OSU will move to largely remo...
03/12/2020
Coronavirus Updates | Oregon State University

Cadets, friends and family of the Beaver Battalion, effective this Saturday 14 March 2020, OSU will move to largely remote teaching methods - this will include almost all ROTC classes. Here is the link: http://oregonstate.edu/covid-19. The good news is that Army ROTC has already completed our finals.

For all Cadets - if you are sick (at all), do not come in, let your advisor/instructor know, and seek medical attention if necessary.

We are working with the University to plan out Spring Quarter, putting the health of the Cadets first. We are working through the requirements that we have for our Seniors to graduate and commission at the end of this next quarter, and ensuring that our Juniors are well prepared to go to Cadet Summer Training this coming summer. As of now, CST is not cancelled.

FYI, the Bataan Memorial Death March and the NW Regional PT Championships have both been cancelled.

I will keep putting out information as we refine our plan over the next two weeks, but for now stay safe and give each other a little extra space.

LTC McRae

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This week's #Sundayspotlight is Cadet Czuba, who has been bringing all of this incredible content to you for the last mo...
03/10/2020

This week's #Sundayspotlight is Cadet Czuba, who has been bringing all of this incredible content to you for the last month as the Beaver Battalion's Cadet PAO. On top of working towards her graduation later this year, she is spreading awareness of all of the great things our Cadets are doing. Congratulations, Cadet Czuba (Yeah, I know it's a day late!) #ArmyROTC

Today for lab Cadets took the CWST, Combat Water Survival Test, to make sure Cadets become familiar with having gear on ...
03/06/2020

Today for lab Cadets took the CWST, Combat Water Survival Test, to make sure Cadets become familiar with having gear on in the water.
There are three events Cadets must pass.
1. Gear Ditch: Cadets must jump into the water from the side of the pool and while underwater must drop their rifle and take their flc off before resurficing.
2. 15 meter swim: Cadets must carry a rubber M-16 over their head for 15 meters without touching the sides or bottom of the pool.
3. 3 meter drop: Cadets are blindfolded and carry a rubber M-16 off the 3 meter diving board. To pass Cadets must hold onto their weapon, take off the blindfold, and return to the side of the pool.
It’s a tough lab but by the look of the pictures it was thumbs up all around👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Big thank you to The Albany Community Pool for letting us use your resources!

Last night Cadets got a chance to talk to the G/1-189th Aviation unit out of Salem, OR. This unit taught Cadets how to c...
03/05/2020

Last night Cadets got a chance to talk to the G/1-189th Aviation unit out of Salem, OR. This unit taught Cadets how to cold and hot load a litter! To top off the night, Cadets got to ride over Corvallis in a black hawk! Not your average Tuesday night👊🏼

This weekend a handful of Cadets headed to Bend, Oregon to hit the slopes. Through various volunteering events Cadets ra...
03/04/2020

This weekend a handful of Cadets headed to Bend, Oregon to hit the slopes. Through various volunteering events Cadets raised money to fund this whole trip! A super cool opportunity for those who have never been up to Mt.Bachelor before! ROTC isn’t all hard work, we like to have fun too:) @ Mt Bachelor

Last Saturday Cadets from OSU and WOU attended our annual Dining Out at the Philomath Scouts Club. The event was a great...
03/03/2020

Last Saturday Cadets from OSU and WOU attended our annual Dining Out at the Philomath Scouts Club. The event was a great success and we were honored to have Colonel Anderson from the 17th Fires Brigade be our guest speaker. Thank you to all who attended and participated...TO THE MESS!! @ Philomath Scout Lodge

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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