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Operating as usual

The team finished 28 out of 44 teams, finishing strong and moving up a spot during the last three events. They also fini...
04/18/2021

The team finished 28 out of 44 teams, finishing strong and moving up a spot during the last three events. They also finished first among the four teams that went through the events together.

This team showed an exceptional amount of tenacity, toughness, and teamwork. They represented themselves and OSU proudly receiving kudos from multiple evaluators and committee members for their fitness and proficiency. They showed that they will make outstanding leaders of character, and excel under the most trying circumstances.

LTC McRae

04/17/2021

It’s all over but the scoring. Tonight we will find out the finals results, but this team pushed themselves and each other to complete things they never imagined they could. They went up against the best teams in the country and excelled!

The team finished the day strong with a grueling 8 mile ruck match up to Camp Buckner in the rain. This morning started ...
04/17/2021

The team finished the day strong with a grueling 8 mile ruck match up to Camp Buckner in the rain. This morning started off strong with the obstacle course and they’re about to hit the range!

04/16/2021
OSU cruising across the lake

Second ones in the water, first ones out- by a lot! One of the best Zodiac times of the day. The team in the back of the video started 90 seconds before the Beavs. Great teamwork!

04/16/2021

Still cruising on the 9th of 11 events today. After 50 log sit-ups, 25 log presses, 200 meters of water jug carries, they still are cranking out another set of log sit-ups and presses. Next is the Zodiac raft crossing, in the water, where Beavers excel.

The team has started out strong here at West Point for Sandhurst 2021. Starting off with the weapons station, first aid,...
04/16/2021

The team has started out strong here at West Point for Sandhurst 2021. Starting off with the weapons station, first aid, gas mask run, commo and now the pistol shoot- the Beavs are crushing it!

The Ranger Challenge team arrived at West Point and had an immediate impact.  Yesterday, they completed a 3 person, 4.37...
04/13/2021

The Ranger Challenge team arrived at West Point and had an immediate impact. Yesterday, they completed a 3 person, 4.37 mile relay and functional fitness challenge to determine who gets to pick their starting event. CDTs Engle, Alt, and Hiatt finished 15th out of 40, and 4th among ROTC programs. 8th ROTC BDE had 2 of the top 4 ROTC programs. Keep an eye on the Sandhurst official page as well as follow us here. https://www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst #ARMYROTC #WinningMatters #oregonstateuniversity

The Ranger Challenge team arrived at West Point and had an immediate impact. Yesterday, they completed a 3 person, 4.37 mile relay and functional fitness challenge to determine who gets to pick their starting event. CDTs Engle, Alt, and Hiatt finished 15th out of 40, and 4th among ROTC programs. 8th ROTC BDE had 2 of the top 4 ROTC programs. Keep an eye on the Sandhurst official page as well as follow us here. https://www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst #ARMYROTC #WinningMatters #oregonstateuniversity

Shortly before COVID hit, OSU's Ranger Challenge team proved themselves to be one of the top 16 (out of 273) teams in th...
04/11/2021

Shortly before COVID hit, OSU's Ranger Challenge team proved themselves to be one of the top 16 (out of 273) teams in the country. Today, OSU's Ranger Challenge team headed out to West Point to compete in the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition for the first time in the program's history. Starting Friday we will publish updates until the awards ceremony Saturday evening. Go Beavs!!!

Cadets from across out brigades will jump into competition next weekend for annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point April 16-17. Let's wish all of our teams success and to stay safe!

#hooah | #sandhurst2021 | U.S. Army | U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command | West Point - The U.S. Military Academy

It’s a SPRINT (drag&carry) to the finish line for our Beavs with their final exams this week! Have a safe and fun Spring...
03/19/2021

It’s a SPRINT (drag&carry) to the finish line for our Beavs with their final exams this week! Have a safe and fun Spring break all! Sko Beavs🧡

Winter Super Lab was a success!  Our MS3 class was able to refine their tactics and leadership skills for the fast appro...
03/15/2021

Winter Super Lab was a success! Our MS3 class was able to refine their tactics and leadership skills for the fast approaching Summer Advanced Camp. For some of our MS1&2’s, it was their experience out in the field! Next up, Spring FTX!

Our next Senior Spotlight is Cadet Derek Chen! He is currently a Company XO but prior to that he was our S3. He is gradu...
03/02/2021

Our next Senior Spotlight is Cadet Derek Chen!
He is currently a Company XO but prior to that he was our S3. He is graduating in the Spring of 2021 with a Business Administration degree and will be starting his military career serving as an Active Duty Infantry 2LT! Until then, you can find him working out with our Ranger Challenge team, boxing or giving tours of campus with OSU’s Tour Ambassador Program!
One of his favorite memories in ROTC was going to CULP in the Philippines and training along side Filipino soldiers.
Cadet Chen’s message to the younger Cadets is to lead by example!
He is looking forward to commissioning this year and competing at Sandhurst with Ranger Challenge. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Cadet Chen!
#SKOBEAVS 🦫🟠⚫️

Beaver Nation!! Our next Senior Spotlight is Cadet Anna Gilsdorf! She is currently our BN XO but prior to that she was o...
02/16/2021

Beaver Nation!!
Our next Senior Spotlight is Cadet Anna Gilsdorf!
She is currently our BN XO but prior to that she was our PAO. She is graduating in the Spring of 2021 with a B.S in Kinesiology, Pre-PT and a minor in Military Science. Cadet Gilsdorf will be starting her military career serving as a Quartermaster in the Oregon National Guard! Until then, you can find her on the courts playing volleyball or giving tours of our beautiful campus with OSU’s Tour Ambassador Program.
One of her favorite memories in ROTC was early morning workouts in Reser Stadium! GO BEAVS! 🏈🧡
Cadet Gilsdorf’s message to the younger cadets is “Don’t be afraid to step up and stand out!”
She is looking forward to commissioning this year and getting into Physical Therapy school. Thank you for all your hard work Cadet Gilsdorf!
Keep an eye out for the next Senior Spotlight of our Alpha Company Commander!

#SKOBEAVS 🦫🟠⚫️

Good Morning Beaver Nation!! Senior Spotlights are back and I am pleased to introduce you to Cadet Cameron Stone, our pr...
02/08/2021

Good Morning Beaver Nation!!
Senior Spotlights are back and I am pleased to introduce you to Cadet Cameron Stone, our proud Beaver Battalion Cadet Commander!
Cadet Stone is graduating in the Spring of 2021 with a B.S in Nutrition Health Sciences and she will be starting her military career as an active duty Medical Service Officer.
Her favorite memory in ROTC is competing in Ranger Challenge competitions and her advice to younger Cadets is to get involved as much as you can.
Cadet Stone is looking forward to commissioning this year and we are cheering her on as she studies for her MCAT exam at the end of 2021.
Keep an eye out for the next Senior Spotlight of our BN XO!

#SKOBEAVS 🦫🟠⚫️

Tomorrow at 1500 (3pm) local, Cadet Command will be having a Virtual Town Hall on their page.  We will be receiving upda...
02/03/2021

Tomorrow at 1500 (3pm) local, Cadet Command will be having a Virtual Town Hall on their page. We will be receiving updates on the new OML and CST21. If you have questions already, go their page and submit them ahead of time.

📌 Save the Date!

The #ArmyROTC Virtual Town Hall is coming up soon - get us your questions about the OML and CST2021! Post them in the comments, DM us or reach out through your chain of command!

#CST2021 | #OML | #LeadershipExcellence

There have been a lot of milestones here in the Beaver Battalion! Last week our MS4s and MS5S received their branch pins...
01/20/2021

There have been a lot of milestones here in the Beaver Battalion! Last week our MS4s and MS5S received their branch pins, another step closer to becoming 2LTs in the U.S. Army. Last month we also were able to commission 2Lt Hector and Bunde and we are excited to see where their career takes them!

Go Beavs!
#armyrotc #gobeavs

As we close this year down, I am amazed at how our Cadets have adapted and excelled!  Nothing is normal this year, excep...
12/29/2020

As we close this year down, I am amazed at how our Cadets have adapted and excelled! Nothing is normal this year, except the fact that they have found ways to keep training and keep each other safe. Despite all of the challenges, they improved their physical fitness with 13 scoring over 550 points on the new ACFT and CDT Meyer being one of the few Cadets in the country to score a perfect 600. They overcome remote learning and 53% of the Battalion had a GPA over 3.5 with 14 Cadets achieving a 4.0.

This next year promises to be great as our Ranger Challenge team will head to West Point to compete in the international Sandhurst Competition. https://www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst We will continue to train the Cadets who will be heading off to camp this summer, and preparing 22 more for their commissioning in the Spring (on top of the two who already commissioned this year). We plan to get back to in person labs as soon as it is safe to do so, to continue the tradition of excellence we have here.

Finally, if you know someone who is interested in joining our program and developing into a leader, encourage them to contact us. The cutoff date for completed National Scholarship applications is 04 February 2021. These are four and three year full tuition scholarships, but unfortunately many outstanding high school students don't know about them or the opportunities a high performing ROTC program can provide. Help us spread the word! https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

Keep up the great work and stay safe. We're looking forward to 2021!

LTC McRae

As we close this year down, I am amazed at how our Cadets have adapted and excelled! Nothing is normal this year, except the fact that they have found ways to keep training and keep each other safe. Despite all of the challenges, they improved their physical fitness with 13 scoring over 550 points on the new ACFT and CDT Meyer being one of the few Cadets in the country to score a perfect 600. They overcome remote learning and 53% of the Battalion had a GPA over 3.5 with 14 Cadets achieving a 4.0.

This next year promises to be great as our Ranger Challenge team will head to West Point to compete in the international Sandhurst Competition. https://www.westpoint.edu/military/department-of-military-instruction/sandhurst We will continue to train the Cadets who will be heading off to camp this summer, and preparing 22 more for their commissioning in the Spring (on top of the two who already commissioned this year). We plan to get back to in person labs as soon as it is safe to do so, to continue the tradition of excellence we have here.

Finally, if you know someone who is interested in joining our program and developing into a leader, encourage them to contact us. The cutoff date for completed National Scholarship applications is 04 February 2021. These are four and three year full tuition scholarships, but unfortunately many outstanding high school students don't know about them or the opportunities a high performing ROTC program can provide. Help us spread the word! https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

Keep up the great work and stay safe. We're looking forward to 2021!

LTC McRae

It's a great night to be a Beaver!  After years of hard work, all of our soon-to-be 2LTs received one of their top 2 bra...
12/03/2020

It's a great night to be a Beaver! After years of hard work, all of our soon-to-be 2LTs received one of their top 2 branches, with over 90% receiving their top choice. Among this group were 7 Distinguished Military Graduates (Top 20% in the nation) and 4 who were top 10% in the nation. Incredible job!

It's Branch Day!  By the end of today, our 11 future Active Duty 2LTs will know their initial career path.  Almost all o...
12/02/2020

It's Branch Day! By the end of today, our 11 future Active Duty 2LTs will know their initial career path. Almost all of our future ARNG/USAR 2LTs know what they are branching.

What do you hope to be / or did you branch? I'm proud to be a Redleg (Field Artillery)!

- LTC McRae

Go Beavs!!!
11/28/2020

Go Beavs!!!

THE BEAVER STATE

CDT Lujan is the MS III spotlight of the week. She recently contracted and is pursuing a master’s degree in interdiscipl...
11/23/2020

CDT Lujan is the MS III spotlight of the week. She recently contracted and is pursuing a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies focusing on sociology, communications, and political science. She currently has a BA in business administration. She is part of the Oregon National Guard as a human resource specialist (42A). She has been dancing since she was 3 years old mostly to hip hop, lyrical modern, tap, ballet and jazz. She used to work for Camfel Production – travelling to schools in LA teaching character building assemblies. CDT Lujan’s favorite part of ROTC is “working on becoming a better leader, being able to do Army stuff everyday and meeting new battle buddies”.

Keep up the great work CDT Lujan!
#armyrotc #gobevs

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is one of our MS3 Advisors SFC Spangler! SFC Spangler has dedicated his time to help shape th...
11/12/2020

This weeks Cadre Spotlight is one of our MS3 Advisors SFC Spangler! SFC Spangler has dedicated his time to help shape the cadets in our program through tactics and through physical fitness. We are sad to see him leave but we are excited to see where his career will take him! Here is a message from SFC Spangler!
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I joined the Army in 2006 and completed one station unit training, airborne school, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), currently known today as the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) 1 at Fort Benning, GA, where I was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. I served as an assistant machine gunner, machine gunner, automatic rifleman, radiotelephone operator, team leader, and weapons squad leader in 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, as well as the Anti-Tank Section Leader for Bravo Company. I then attended RASP2 and became the Platoon Sergeant for 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2/75. I have deployed seven times to Afghanistan and three times to Iraq.
After finishing my Platoon Sergeant time, I had an obligation to serve outside the 75th Ranger Regiment to be eligible to serve as a Ranger Company 1SG. This requirement led me to the Oregon State University ROTC program and has had a lastly impression for my family and me.
The opportunity to train and educate the next generation of Officers has greatly affected me by the efforts put forth by the Beaver Battalion. As I look forward to the next chapter in my Ranger career, I will always look back to my time spent here at Oregon State and cherish the accomplishments the Cadets have made. Remember, enjoy the achievements you make, be it individual or collective, but continue to get better. Never be satisfied with your performance; stay humbled and seek an area to improve on for the betterment of the organization.
Rangers Lead The Way!!!
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#gobeavs #armyrotc

Happy Veterans Day to those in uniform who served in the past and those who are serving today. We honor you today and ev...
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day to those in uniform who served in the past and those who are serving today. We honor you today and everyday.

#veteransday #armystrong #armyrotc #gobeavs

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

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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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Great Page to see how our future leaders are being guided and mentored. Also, a great place to ask open questions that might help others?
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. :)