Joint Leadership Development Exercise 2017
by Cadet Alex Kraft
The CMU ROTC Chippewa Battalion and Ferris State ROTC Bulldog Company participated in a spring field training exercise (FTX) from 24-26 March 2017 at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in order to learn more about markmanship, land navigation and military leadership, and to put these skills to the test in a field environment.
- CMU and Ferris State ROTC Cadets completed an FTX at Camp Grayling and participated in:
- Land Navigation (Night and Day)
- Situational Training Exercise (STX) Lanes
Above: Cadets from Central Michigan University and Ferris State University gather for a phot before heading out to complete STX lanes. Cadets from Michigan State University were also in attendance at this years Field Training Exercise.
SFC Person, a CMU Cadre, coaches a cadet through marksmanship.
Cadets verify their compasses before plotting their points and heading out for land navigation.
Cadets plan their movements and patrolling formations for a STX lane.