Army ROTC triples freshman recruiting class

MS1 freshman class in a formation. (Photo courtesy LU Army ROTC)

By LU Army ROTC Cadet Joshua Nelson

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- The Lincoln University U.S. Army ROTC Program is ready to kick-off the school year with possibly recruiting one of its largest freshman classes in ROTC history. Last year, the incoming fall freshman class had only five cadets.

Today, that freshman class is 16, excluding students enrolled in the freshman-level military class. Cadet Joshua Nelson, who’s been with the program the longest, noted that this is the largest incoming freshman class he has ever seen.

Freshman Mazhanne Parker, from Chicago, said she joined ROTC because of her experience as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet in high school and fulfilling one of her mom’s dreams of becoming an officer and a first-generation college graduate. Parker is most excited to learn how ROTC functions and how it’s similar to her JROTC experience.

Kiana Mayers came to Lincoln University from Waynesville, Mo. She said that coming from a military family made her want to continue the family legacy by joining ROTC. Her family encouraged her, adding that a free college education is a good bonus. She is eager to learn about the military and to be a great leader.

Lincoln University welcomes the new U.S. Army ROTC recruiting class!

Blue Tiger Battalion in a formation. (Photo courtesy of LU Army ROTC)

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