Iowa State University
Two Cadets are trying to complete the obstacle and they are the last ones to cross it. They are trying to figure out how to do it without the help from others.

Cadets on an Obstacle

Two Cadets are trying to complete the obstacle and they are the last ones to cross it. They are trying to figure out how to do it without the help from others.

CDT Derek Hagerty, Battalion Commander

MS IV

<p>Cadet Hagerty is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a native of St. Michael, Minnesota and currently holds the position of Battalion Commander.  In addition to ROTC, CDT Hagerty volunteers as a tour guide on campus and is a member of the best intramural dodgeball team at Iowa State.</p><p>"Joing ROTC was the best decision I ever made. I've grown not only as a leader, but more importantly as a person. This program has given me oppurtunities that I could have never had elsewhere, and I can say that after four years here I truly love the Cyclone Battalion."</p>

CDT Carl Schmidt, Battalion Command Sergeant Major

MS IV

<p>Cadet Schmidt is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is from Bloomington, Minnesota and currently holds the position of Command Sergeant Major. In addition to ROTC CDT Schmidt volunteer's to help cook dinner for over 30 families at the Fisher House in Minnesota whenever he gets the chance.</p><p>"The Cyclone Battalion holds our cadets to a high standard and has thus been a worthwhile challenge throughout my four years at Iowa State. Since our program is completely run by the cadets it provides for a great opportunity to learn how to be a leader in not only the Army but also in the community. We continue to push our cadets to higher standards and improve our Battalion each year in order to provide the Army with top of the line officers who are ready to take charge and lead soldiers into harm's way and bring them home safe."</p>