Joint Military PT was a great way to further camaraderie and was a lot of fun!
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Joint Military PT was a great way to further camaraderie and was a lot of fun!
Dining Out was a success and great opportunity to celebrate the 247 years of Navy and Marine Corps tradition and history. Thank you to our Guest of Honor: RADM (ret.) Robert Shumaker for attending and speaking. Thank you also to all MIDN who helped and all the guests who attended.
Thank you for the service of all US military veterans!
Happy MIDN Feature Friday! Our feature this Friday is MIDN 3/C McCall. “Hey! My name is Elle McCall and I am a 3/C Navy Nurse option at The Catholic University of America. I am one of 5 girls from LA, California. I enjoy traveling to places like New York to visit friends, taking goofy pictures with my dad and sisters, playing with puppies, going out with friends, and trying new things. I love living in DC because there are so many cool places to go and fun food restaurants to try. This summer I went on a cruise with MIDN Money, MIDN Williams and MIDN Blackston. We had so much fun exploring San Diego and learning about the life of Medical Officers and Enlisted. I learned how to put in an IV and I even got to administer a peanut butter shot. I have had so much fun and learned so much from my school and NROTC. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
Wonder Pet Wednesday is back! This week’s feature comes to us by MIDN 1/C Millis. These are MIDN Millis’ two hounds in Kailua, Hawaii. They love long walks on the beach and eating treats!
If you have a pet that you would like to be featured please DM us!
The 2022 Capital Conference was a success! Thank you to all the speakers who took time to talk to us and our guests. It was a great experience that furthered our military and global knowledge.
Congratulations to our 1/C Nurse Options: MIDN Millis and MIDN Bryant on receiving their duty stations! The future is bright for them in Guam and San Diego!
Some of our Capital Battalion Midshipmen completed the Marine Corps Marathon, 50K and 10K! They participated in the 47th MCM on October 30th. Congratulations to those who participated!
Wonder Pet Wednesday! We are back with MIDN 3/C James’ pet. “This is Sydney, we just adopted her from a rescue and not entirely sure what breed she is but shes a bundle of joy. She is full of energy and loves to cuddle with everyone.”
Please DM us if you would like to have your pet featured!
Last Leadership Laboratory, October 21st the Capital Battalion was honored to have Colonel Harvey C. Barnum, Jr., USMC (Retired) come and speak to us. He shared with us some of his experiences in Vietnam where he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. MIDN 1/C Dempsey was awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross by Colonel Barnum, Medal of Honor Recipient, USMC. The Legion of Valor is given to an outstanding junior or senior for military, academic, leadership and extracurricular excellence. Congratulations MIDN Dempsey!
MIDN Feature Friday! This feature is MIDN 4/C Danny Sullivan. “Hi! My name is Danny Sullivan and I am a 4/C Navy option. I am from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. I am an Economics major at The Catholic University of America. Some of my hobbies are playing basketball, video games and going to Boston sporting events”
Wonder Pet Wednesday! This week’s feature is MIDN 3/C Dylan Hayden’s dog. “This is Harper, named after the author Harper Lee. She’s a lovable Doberman Pincher who enjoys running around outside, chasing laser pointers, and curling up in a ball on the couch with her family.”
If you would like to have your pet featured, DM with pictures and a short description!
The Capital Conference is a free admission and walk-event! Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
MIDN Feature Friday is back! A word from our feature, MIDN 1/C Corinne Millis: “Hi! I’m Corinne, a 1/C nursing major at CUA. In my free time I enjoy traveling, doing yoga and spending time in nature. A favorite saying of mine is ‘Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom’.”
We are bringing back Wonder Pet Wednesday! This week’s feature is Captain! (After Captain Jack Sparrow) Captain is an Akita or also referred to as a walking polar bear of Colorado! He loves being outdoors with MIDN 3/C Lydia Miller and playing in the snow!
Dm us if you have a pet you would like to be featured!
Last Friday, October 14 Leadership Lab was held at Catholic University. Lab started with an SDB Inspection. Following that we broke off into classes for Drill Practice. Lab ended with a number of MIDN briefs. As a Unit we learned more about this year’s Dining Out and Capital Conference. Then we listened to a Fifth Fleet Brief, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Brief and and lastly a Stress Control Brief.
Happy MIDN Feature Friday! This week our feature is MIDN 2/C Greenspun. A little bit about him, “Hi! My name is Luca Greenspun and I am a 2/C Navy option from Bethesda, MD! I am also a proud public health major at George Washington University. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, bike racing, playing music, and hanging out with friends! I am also a proud supporter of “
Last Friday, October 7th we commenced Leadership Lab with a Khaki Inspection. After this, The Capital Battalion was honored to have Lt. Gen. (USAF Ret) Douglas J. Robb come and speak to our Unit. Lt. Gen. Robb retired as the Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. He spoke to our unit about readiness and overcoming complacency, as well as, talking about his experiences in the Air Force. He mentioned how he responded to the Khobar Towers bombing and the success of the medical response applied to that bombing.
Last Friday, October 7th we commenced Leadership Lab with a Khaki Inspection. After this The Capital Battalion was honored to have Lt. Gen. (USAF Ret) Douglas J. Robb come and speak to our unit. Lt. Gen. Robb retired as the Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA. He spoke to our unit about readiness and overcoming complacency, as well as, talking about his experiences in the Air Force. He mentioned how he responded to the Khobar Towers bombing and the success of the medical response applied to that bombing.
Good Morning, we are back with another MIDN Feature Friday! This week we are featuring MIDN 4/C Vecchio. Some words from her, “Hello! I am MIDN 4/C Vecchio. I am from Syosset, NY on Long Island. I am a Marine Option at The George Washington University and am studying International Affairs. Some of my hobbies are working on my photography and cooking meals for my friends. In my free time you can find me trying new cuisines and exploring DC’s many museums.”
Last Leadership Laboratory on September 23, the George Washington NROTC Unit visited the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. Thank you to the staff there who furthered our knowledge of the Civil War and specifically the influential Battle of Antietam!
Last Friday, September 16th we had a Community Service Lab! Our unit met up to pick up trash around Columbia Island and trim down some invasive species in the area. Hooyah Capital Battalion!
The USS Little Rock Scholarship is awarded to a 2/C NROTC student who is a descendant of a US military member who served in the sea services (US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, or their reserves). Applicants must also maintain a high cumulative GPA, demonstrate leadership qualities, and overall character for service.
Our very own, MIDN 2/C Turner was awarded this award and here is a word from her, “I was nominated by LT Chang my 3/C year, and was aided by Capt Maciolek through the rest of my application process. I am so grateful to all of my fellow midshipmen and the Unit Staff that have inspired me to perform at my best at all times. I’m also very thankful to all of those who came out to support me this Tuesday! I am especially grateful that former SECNAV Mabus (a former LTJG on the USS Little Rock) took time out of his busy schedule to present me with this scholarship.” Congratulations MIDN Turner!
Here are some pictures from our last week’s Leadership Lab on September 9th! Following a mandatory drill practice MIDN gathered to listen to some briefs. Our 4/C MIDN gave a short introduction of themselves to further our Battalion unity and so we could all get to know each other better!
This morning, Capital Battalion MIDN took to the Lincoln Memorial Steps to honor the 21st Anniversary of 9/11 by completing a 110 floor stair climb.
The Capital Battalion had our first Leadership Lab of the semester last Friday, September 2nd. We are excited for the semester we have ahead and are glad to be all back together!
From August 18 through August 21 our 4/C MIDN attended our unit NSO. During the few days 4/C were: Swim Qualified, MACDO Qualified, introduced to the DC area, introduced to their role as 4/C in the unit and got a foundation in Drill and PT. Welcome to the Unit 4/C!
Calling all MIDN, friends, and family in the DC area! Join the Capital Battalion at Chipotle on M St. in Georgetown to help us fundraise! Mention the Capital Battalion with the cashier before paying and we earn a percentage of the check! We would love to see you there!
Our last MIDN who was selected for Project Global Officer is MIDN 2/C Christian Garcia. Christian also had a great experience and shares with us: “This summer I had the privilege to study abroad in Jordan as part of NCSU Project Go. I had the opportunity to participate in a 2 month long immersive Arabic program, in which I made great friends, was taught by amazing teachers, and experienced first-hand a vibrant culture foreign to my own. I am beyond grateful to have been gifted with such a rewarding study abroad journey, and encourage others with the opportunity to take advantage of it.”
Another one of our MIDN was selected for a Project Global Officer Opportunity! MIDN 2/C Nicholas Werner’s thoughts on his experience: “I was selected to be a part of the Project Global Officer program to study Russian in the Summer of 2022. I spent eight weeks at Arizona State University learning Russian at the Critical Languages Institute. After my studies there, I traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for four more weeks of language training. While I was there, I loved talking to the people and learning about a region of the world that not many Americans have travelled to. My Russian language abilities are now fantastic and this program provided me an opportunity to study abroad for free without interfering with my regular studies at GW. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I could not recommend it enough.”
Project Global Officer Program offers all ROTC students an opportunity involving language education, overseas studies and cross-cultural experience. MIDN 2/C Sydney Formby was selected and here are her thoughts on her experience: “I applied to the Level Three Mandarin program based out of Taiwan. For two months I studied a wide range of mandarin including computer programming, GMO research, and religion. While class did take up most of my time, my ROTC peers and I made an effort to explore all regions of Taiwan. In the south, I had formal tea at the oldest tea shop in Taiwan. While in the North, I bouldered up to a waterfall. For any MIDN looking to drastically increase their language proficiency I highly encourage you to look into Project Go.”
The Capital Battalion’s 1/C recently commissioned. We are so excited for the future of our Second Lieutenants and Navy Ensigns! We appreciate everyone’s attendance and support for this class.
We are back with another MIDN Feature! Here is a message from MIDN 4/C Williams:
Hi, I am MIDN Williams and I am a freshman at The Catholic University of America. I am a Navy Nurse Option. I have lived in Rhode Island most of my life and love my time in DC now. Some of the things that are most important to me are my faith and my family. I love to try new things and my biggest pastime is my art. I have made some great friends so far with the Capital Battalion and am so glad to be here.
This past week our Howard midshipmen had a meaningful discussion with The Honorable Carlos Del Toro Secretary of the Navy about higher-level leadership roles.
The Capital Battalion proudly held its 4th annual Capital Conference. This event provided midshipmen with the opportunity to expand their knowledge regarding the Navy and Marine Corps' role in great power competition. With an emphasis on strategy and cyber, our midshipmen are now better able to understand their part in the nation's defense.
See you there.
First Class midshipmen getting after it this Saturday at the Marine Corps Marathon running a 17.75k!
We are back with another MIDN Feature Friday! Here is a message from MIDN 3/C Hudepohl:
“Hello all!! I am MIDN 3/C Hudepohl! I am from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and currently attend The George Washington University as a Marine option. I am studying public policy and a bit of Arabic. I enjoy lifting at the gym as well as debate and spending time with my friends. Currently, I am reading 2 books; the first Rest & War and the second is Blackhearts. I am very excited to see what this semester has in store for us!”
Friday morning these motivated midshipmen went to the Navy Yard Museum to learn about the progression of the Navy from its beginnings to current day, important figures in major wars, as well as the construction of ship development from the start of the Navy to the Cold War.
Shoutout to the drill team placing 5th overall out of 20 schools at the 48th Tulane Mardi Gras Drill Meet! Capital Battalion midshipmen competed in Platoon Armed Basic, Platoon Armed Exhibition, Squad Armed Basic, Color Guard, and Personnel Inspection against other NROTC units nationwide. Our platoon, squad, and color guard commanders brought their A game this weekend! Congratulations to the team for showing up and representing this battalion well!
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