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Then, Now and Forever, We are Point

Lon RobertsUW-Stevens Point celebrated the launch of our first ever comprehensive capital campaign on April 30 where Cadet Mary Workman made a special presentation. The campaign theme–Then, Now and Forever, We are Point–is one that all of us can stand behind and believe in. Learn more about the campaign at | View Photos

CPS Spring Commencement Coverage

CommencementOn May 21, 475 College of Professional Studies students earned their degrees at the UW-Stevens Point Commencement ceremony as Prof. Randy Cray served as grand marshal.

Cadets commissioned into United States Army

ROTCThe ROTC program commissioned eight new second lieutenants into the United States Army on Friday, May 20, 2016. Five will enter active duty and the other three have elected to go into the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Read More | View Photos

Second Annual Reeder’s Ruck remembers ROTC Cadet

Reeder's RuckOur tradition continued and the memory of Cadet Alex Reeder lived on in every step of the 116 participants at the Second Annual Reeder's Ruck‬ on April 30. Many thanks to the dozens of ROTC cadets and volunteers who helped make it a huge success and remember Alex as a scholar, athlete, leader and friend. Read More | View Photos | Watch Video | Official Results

Yenter honored with Sargis Award

Judy YenterMs. Judy Yenter, the Department of Military Science office manager since 1977, was recently presented the university Sargis Award by Chancellor Bernie Patterson in a surprise presentation. The Sargis Award is given annually to one classified staff member who, throughout his/her career at our university, has made significant contributions to the day-to-day activities. View Photo

ROTC celebrates at Military Ball

Military BallEvery spring, the ROTC program conducts a military ball. It is how we celebrate the accomplishments of cadets throughout the year. There are awards, a wonderful dinner, and social time with cadets and guests alike. View Photos

Military Science First Aid Lab

First AidCadets and student guests from our military science courses learn a variety of first aid skills and techniques to help treat and move a casualty. Knowledge was gained and fun was had. View Photos

Fall semester training photos

ROTC trainingEach semester, cadets take part in various ROTC trainings, check out the photos from each of these activities:

Virtual Tour

TourSee why our students say UW-Stevens Point feels like home. Take a virtual campus tour anytime through our website, including stops about our programs in the CPS Building, Health Enhancement Center and the Science Building! Start Tour

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni MapsUW-Stevens Point military science/ROTC alumni live and work all over the world—so if you're looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointer in another city, you're in luck. Looking for a fellow ROTC grad near you? Start with our map!

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Hello Pointers!

What an amazing year! The Army has eight new second lieutenants! Five are entering active duty; three are now in the National Guard. All received their first preference of assignments.
Our Second Annual Reeder’s Ruck March saw a 10 percent increase in participation over last year and we raised more than $4,000 for the Alexander Reeder Memorial Scholarship.
Our cadets also hosted a Resilience Forum the night before Reeder’s Ruck, based on Eric Greitens’ book Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life. Master Resilience Trainer Lieutenant Colonel Randall Myszka led the discussion, opening our eyes to both the challenges that lay ahead and the tools needed to overcome them.
During our spring semester we hosted Colonel John Schroeder, chief of staff for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, as our guest speaker for the Military Ball. We also had visits from Brigadier General Mark Anderson, the commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
The highlight, though, came on the final day of the school year, for our cadets. Major General Scott Berrier spent Commissioning Day with our team. General Berrier is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He spoke to the Corps of Cadets in the morning, telling them about his career, his advice for success, but also about the challenges the Army faces in the coming years.
General Berrier spent lunch with commissioning Cadet Isaac Bandfield, who will serve in the Military Intelligence corps. The general is a believer in leading by coaching and mentoring, very much in keeping with our “coaching culture.”
General Berrier’s many positions of command and leadership began here, as a UW-Stevens Point ROTC graduate in 1984. He is the highest ranking officer to have come from this program. In hearing his words, our cadets were able to glimpse a possible future.
This summer 11 cadets will participate in the Cadet Leader Course and one will train at Cadet Initial Entry Training course, both at Fort Knox. Five of our cadets will participate in the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. Two will train in Cabo Verde, one in Burkina Faso, one in Liberia and one in Nepal. Finally one of our cadets will attend Airborne training and one will attend the Air Assault school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Next year will be a challenge with changes in our cadre and structure. However, our cadets are up to the challenges that the future will bring.
 LTC Gary Thompson
Department of Military Science

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