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Interested in finding out what other Cadets think of the University of Minnesota ROTC Battalion? Here's where you can learn about the ROTC experience from motivated students just like you.
Field Leadership Reaction Course
Cadets apply problem solving skills during FLRC where teamwork and creative thinking are essential.
Cadet Pat Abele
CDT Abele is a senior at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where he is majoring in marketing. He is from Eden Prairie, MN. After he graduates in May of 2014 he aspires to become an Active Duty Infantry Officer. CDT Abele is a member of the ROTC Ranger Challenge Team which competes against other ROTC schools in many different challenges. His favorite part about ROTC is, “The challenge of pushing myself beyond my limits both physically and mentally.” In his free time he enjoys working out, playing xbox and reading. A fun fact about him is that in January of 2013 he spent a month abroad studying international economics.
Cadet Stephanie Koreen
MS IVCDT Koreen is a senior at the University of Minnesota where she is majoring in Global Studies with minors in Political and Military Science. She is involved with Color Guard and Ranger Challenge with ROTC. CDT Koreen is currently in the National Guard where she works in the human resources department. After graduation her plan is to go active duty. Her favorite part about ROTC is waking up every morning at 0500 to do PT with her fellow cadets. In her free time she enjoys both swimming and hunting.
Cadet Joel Anderson
CDT Anderson is a Junior at Bethel University located in St. Paul, MN. His goal is to triple major in History, Philosophy and Political Science. In the past he has participated in Army Ten Miler and Buddy Ranger Challenge. He hopes to be on the Ranger Challenge team this fall. After graduation CDT Anderson hopes to branch infantry, military intelligence or aviation as an active duty officer. His favorite part about ROTC is, “I enjoy the challenge it presents and skills of leadership it teaches. To discipline and shape one's self in the honorable profession of soldiery is a great opportunity to be successful both in college and in later life.”
Cadet Jacob Bouley
CDT Bouley is from Elk River, MN. He is a junior attending the University of Minnesota where he is majoring in Health and Wellness. He is involved in both Ranger Challenge and Intramural Hockey. Currently he is part of the 2-136 CAB in the MN National Guard. After graduation he plans to stay in the MN National Guard as a Cavalry Officer. CDT Bouley's favorite part about ROTC is the un-ending amount of opportunities that is has. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing hockey as well as spending time with his family.
Cadet Katie Olson
CDT Olson is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota where she is studying Nursing. She grew up in Coon Rapids, MN. After graduation she plans to become a Nurse on active duty. Her favorite part about ROTC is working out with the entire battalion during PT. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading and going for bike rides.
Cadet Cole Christian
CDT Christian is from St. Michael, MN. He is a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas majoring in business. This past fall he a part of the Army Ten Mile Team. He raced against 28,000 runners in the Army Ten Mile Race in Washington D.C. After graduation he plans on becoming an officer in the National Guard. His favorite part about ROTC is the continual challenge that it offers. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding and playing soccer.