Joint Leadership Development Exercise 2017
by Cadet Alex Kraft
Fall FTX - October 2017
by Cadet Lauren Olmstead
Our Fall FTX took place at Rodger's Heights in Big Rapids, Michigan. Ferris State University and Central Michigan University cadets came together for a weekend of learning and training. The main focus of this FTX was land navigation. Immediately after arriving at Rodger's Heights on Saturday morning, multiple MS IV cadets had different classes to teach to all MS I, MS II and MS III cadets. Classes were on map reading, using a compass and identifying terrain features. Upon completion of the classes a Land Navigation Exam was given. All cadets participated in a Land Navigation exercise set up in Rodger's Heights woods. MS I's and MS II's were paired up while MS III's went alone. MS IV's were walking around in the lanes to ensure safety. After dinner the MS III's went out again for night land navigation while the MS I's and II's were taught more classes by MS IV's on camouflaging and setting up sleeping shelters. Overall, cadets learned how to use and read a map, land navigate and successfully set up shelters.
Cadets Tyler Goode and Autumn Green
Cadet Ben Harris