Army ROTC Orientation Scheduled for Aug. 25

Army ROTC Orientation Scheduled for Aug. 25

Returning, new, and prospective cadets can all participate in Army ROTC Orientation, August 25 at 10 a.m. at Maranatha. The event is mandatory for all cadets. Visitors and spectators are welcome. The day will include a variety of demonstrations, competitions, and team building activities, and ends with a free sub sandwich lunch. Orientation begins in [Continue Reading...]

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading...]

Foster Joins Business Faculty

Foster Joins Business Faculty

If Tracy Foster can provide financial analysis and advice for a $550 billion U.S. defense budget, perhaps he can be trusted to teach Principles of Accounting 1. The 52-year-old Lieutenant Colonel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Financial Analyst will retire from the Army this summer and join Maranatha’s Business Department faculty for the  2012-13 academic [Continue Reading...]

Air Force ROTC hosts Badger Challenge

Air Force ROTC hosts Badger Challenge

See the Badger Challenge photo gallery here. Air Force ROTC Detachment 925 cadets descended on Watertown during a chilly April morning to compete in the Badger Challenge. The competition site, which rotates among the four Detachment schools, moved to Watertown’s Brandt-Quirk Park and the Maranatha campus this year. “We started planning this in February,” said [Continue Reading...]

Cadets compete for German Armed Forces Badge

Cadets compete for German Armed Forces Badge

The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) competition is just one of the great opportunities for Army ROTC Cadets to compete. Many foreign medals can be earned by soldiers, but only a few that can be earned by cadets.  The competition tests physical fitness through swimming, first aid, track and field events, pistol marksmanship, and [Continue Reading...]

Allen (’11) Completes Ranger Training

Allen (’11) Completes Ranger Training

Second Lieutenant Matthew Allen compiled a 3.9937 grade-point average in Accounting Management, ranking him second in Maranatha’s Class of 2011 and earning Allen the Business Student Achievement Award. He ranked in the top 5 percent of all cadets nationally on the National Order of Merit List, allowing him to choose his branch of service (Infantry). [Continue Reading...]

Air Force ROTC Detachment Wins Award

Air Force ROTC Detachment Wins Award

Detachment 925, the Air Force ROTC program that includes Maranatha’s cadets, was recently honored with the Right of Line Award recognizing the nation’s best small detachment. “Our cadets stand out because they are high quality students and future officers,” Lieutenant Colonel Todd Berge, the detachment Commander, said in a statement released by UW-Madison. “I also [Continue Reading...]