Bison Battalion completes field training

Ethan Zubkoff

Writer

Cadets from the Bison Battalion finished their field training for the 2013-2014 academic year early on September 21 in Cowan, Pennsylvania.

At the Forest D. Brown Conference Center, the cadets consisted of students from Bucknell University, Susquehanna University, Bloomsburg University, Lycoming College, and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Cadet Drew Taylor ’16 said that the training they completed included basic drill ceremony techniques, which included facing movements, saluting, and commands. The training also consisted of land navigation and individual movement techniques.

“It was all the basics this time,” Taylor said.

The training that the cadets received is equivalent to what is commonly used by soldiers in combat situations.

The training concluded with question and answer sessions with junior cadets who will be attending the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) capstone summer training event.

Although the event was originally planned to last all weekend, excessive rain and weather issues cut the trip short, Taylor said.

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