ROTC Cadet Truax Finds Strength to Overcome


Maranatha ROTC cadet Robert Truax is a sophomore from Lexington, SC. He recently wrote about his experiences in attempting to overcome physical obstacles to earn an Army ROTC scholarship. My path to earning a three-year scholarship and contracting in Army ROTC at Maranatha has not been an easy one. It started four months before I […]

ROTC Cadets Earn German Armed Forces Badge


Christian Groom was one of four Maranatha cadets who competed to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. Groom retells the story from his perspective below. One of the unique opportunities offered in ROTC is the chance to compete for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. The badge is awarded by […]

ROTC Volunteers Build Community Relations


Physical fitness and competition are both very familiar to ROTC Cadets, so it was a natural fit for Maranatha’s Charlie Company to accept a request for assistance with Watertown’s second annual Rockman Challenge, a mini-triathlon. The Rockman Challenge, organized by Gregg Breese, Pete Berres, and other local outdoor and fitness enthusiasts, features a 3-mile paddle […]

ROTC Field Training Exercises Build Confidence


Freshman Cadet Cody Corski recently wrote about his experiences at his first Field Training Exercise. My first Field Training Exercise (FTX) was a lot of hard work, but overall, a great time! We were able to participate in great activities like an obstacle course, confidence course, battle formation drills, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training, and lots […]

ROTC Cadets Win Ranger Challenge Again


Maranatha’s U.S. Army ROTC cadets claimed first place in the Ranger Challenge for the third time in four years, once again beating teams from much larger colleges and universities during the five-man competition at Fort McCoy in October. Charlie Company won three of the eight events (obstacle course, one-rope bridge, day land navigation) and finished […]