Date: November 22, 2013
SUBJECT: LEADERS OF TOMORROW
By: Cadet Mitchel Clark
On Friday, November 22, Jacob Mullet, a College of the Ozarks sophomore business and history major, contracted with the Army ROTC program. He will train to become a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Upon graduation from the college he will receive the rank of Second Lieutenant and be sent to his assigned Army unit.
“Life is short,” says Mullet. “Do everything to the best of your ability with the time that is given to you. Don’t think about what everyone else is doing. All we have to worry about is what to do with the time that is given to us. The Almighty will honor that.”
The ROTC ( Reserve Officer Training Corp ) is a program that takes promising college students and equips them with the tools and skills they need to become effective leaders in the military and the civilian world. They are taught physical discipline, military tactics, leadership skills, and character traits. They are then expected to practice these skills in a controlled environment where they are evaluated and critiqued on their performance. This is to ensure that only the most excellent leaders are in charge of our armed forces.
For more information on the College of the Ozarks ROTC program, contact MAJ Douglas Schenck, U.S. Army (ret.), at 417-690-2239.