Join​t 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:
    • Markmanship
    • 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.