Chippewa/Bulldog Battalion Staff Ride to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
April 5, 6, 7, 2019 (Funded by alumni Terry Moore - '65)
by CDT Tyler Goode

Going to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with out Army ROTC program was an amazing experience! I was blown away with how much I learned; especially in only three quick days. A few weeks prior to leaving, each Cadet was assigned a key leader in the Battle of Gettysburg.  We were then expected to become subject matter experts about that leader, and give an analysis of how they impacted the Civil War. It was interesting hearing the different perspectives, while also amusing to watch everyone interact as if they were actually in their leader's role. The overall leader role playing helped many of us learn what actually happened on the battlefield and made if fun as well. My favorite part of our Gettysburg trip was our morning run led by our Professor of Military Science, LTC Pratt.  He led our Battalion on a five mile run through the battlefield occasionally stopping to explain the significance of the monuments and what we can learn from them as future leaders.  

Cadets and CMU public history students visit Gettysburg monument.

Cadets and CMU public history students visit Gettysburg.

Cadets and CMU public history students visit Gettysburg.

Cadets and CMU public history students visit Gettysburg.Meade Monument at Gettysburg

Cadets and CMU public history students visit Gettysburg, Baxters Brig-Oak Ridge observation tower.

Chippewa/Bulldog Battalion Staff Ride to Mackinac Island

March 16017, 2018 (Funded by alumni Terry Moore - '65)
by CDT Jessica Kontur
CMU and Ferris cadets Kellerman, Miller, Kontur, Combs, Vandermolen and VanBuren, along with cadre LTC May and SFC Person, spent a chilly Friday walking the battlefields on Mackinac Island.  We visited the British Landing, Battlefield of 1814, Fort Holmes and Fort Mackinac during our 6+ mile walk.  This event provided an opportunity for cadets to learn more about the Battle of 1814, along with what made the war successful for the British.  We also discussed what American leaders could have done better.  Each cadet had an assigned leader at different parts of the island to analyze their importance during this battle, as well as what they did well or could have done better.  Overall, a peaceful and fun weekend was spent at Mackinac Island fulfilling one of our commissioning requirements.
Image of cadets standing in front of sign marking the British Landing on Mackinac Island.
Image of cadets standing in front of sign marking the Battlefield of 1814 on Mackinac Island.

Chippewa/Bulldog Battalion Staff Ride to Gettysburg

April 14, 15, 16, 2017
by CDT Kraft

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