September 19, 2013
SUBJECT: MORE FUTURE MILITARY LEADERS BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY
By: Army ROTC Cadet Mitchel Clark
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, five students contracted with the Army ROTC program. These cadets will begin training to become Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
Cadet Paul Renyer, an English major, will start his second year in the ROTC program. “I enjoy competition and doing things that 99 percent of people don’t get to do like—throwing grenades, rappelling, and firing machine guns,” said Renyer. He wants to commission as an active duty infantry officer.
Cadet Jamin Pyatt, a physical education major, plans on using his degree to teach in high schools after the military. “I want to better my future and have different paths I could take,” said Pyatt. “I want to become a pilot, but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll join the National Guard and teach physical education.”
Cadet Bruce Sabo, an accounting major, wants to go into the infantry, as well. “It’s the coolest job out there, and I’ll be one of the guys in the front,” said Sabo. “Life is good!”
Cadet Arend Arends, a public relations major, wants to do something that could complement his civilian career. “I wanted to be a part of something that improved my leadership skills, character development and physical fitness,” said Arend. He plans on using his public relations knowledge to be an administrative officer in the Army.
Cadet Blake Turner, an English major, wants to become an aviation officer in the Army. He plans to make a career out of the military. “I love the cool stuff that the Army gets to do,” said Turner. He plans to put forth the effort needed to get the grades and physical fitness needed to compete for an aviation slot.
For more information on the College of the Ozarks ROTC program, contact MAJ Douglas Schenck, U.S. Army (ret.), at 417-690-2239.
Photo Caption: Bruce Sabo, Paul Renyer, Arend Arends, Jamin Pyatt, Turner Blake, SFC D.W. McCall, and MAJ Douglas Schenck (ret.)