NEWSLETTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO/WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY NROTC UNIT
Captain’s Corner………………………………………… Unit Staff Spring 2010………………………………… Commissionees Spring 2010………………………. BNCO’s Corner…………………………………………… Army/Navy Football Game………………………… Navy Club………………………………………………….. Ms Mayer Clean Up…………………………………… Navy & Marine Corps Birthday Ball…………… Guest Lecture By Ambassador Ryan Crocker.. Just For Fun………………………………………………..
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Northwest Navy 2010 Fitness Club…………………………………………. Academic Team…………………………………… Exhibition Drill…………………………………….. Volleyball Team…………………………………… Basketball Team………………………………….. Pistol Team………………………………………….. Soccer Team………………………………………… Racquetball Team…………………………………
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PRT Team…………………………………………….. Swim Team…………………………………………..
CAPT W. Scott Ryder, USN
Friends, Families and Alumni of the NROTC Unit, UI/WSU, I personally approach this installment of the “Captain’s Corner” of the Mainstay with mixed emotions as this is the last year for me and my family here in the Palouse, at UI and WSU, and my last as Commanding Officer of what I consider – the finest Navy ROTC Program in the country. Let me start this piece with sincere thanks to all who have supported our program and its fine students, the University leadership, local community, and the alums of our program. Your involvement, friendliness and support have been exemplary. There is not a better-supported ROTC Unit around and we are very thankful for it. I want to concentrate my comments for this year’s Mainstay on our students and their great efforts to prepare for responsibilities as Navy and Marine Corps Officers. It has been my great good fortune and pleasure to watch them all grow this year and for the past three. Their efforts as a team have been truly awesome to behold. I have great confidence in them individually, as a battalion team and most importantly as members of the Navy/Marine Corps team of the future. All our students have learned the value of hard work and this year’s graduates have learned as Midshipmen or re-learned as prior enlisted Sailors or Marines that with great effort comes great achievement – a 1
bachelor’s degree and a Commission in the best Navy and Marine Corps the world has ever known. You all have inspired me and made me very proud of all that you have become and that you will do for your country in the future. The staff at the NROTC Program has been the foundation and omnipresent leadership of this fine organization. From the Executive Officer to active duty Navy Lieutenants and Marine Captain, the AMOI and the Government Service personnel, I thank you for all that you have done to ensure the future success of our military branches by virtue of the tremendously talented students you’ve honed into excellent junior officers. That has been the staff’s “job one” and you have done it exceptionally well. To the families of our fine students, you have nurtured in your sons and daughters an uncommon desire to serve and excel at all they do. I see your dedication to their success and wellbeing every day in their faces at early morning physical training, in their respectful demeanor in classes at the Navy Building, and in their first class achievements all over campus. The country and our Navy and Marine Corps are blessed to have them and we thank you for raising them as you have. In closing, I congratulate to all our students for the successes of this past year. In addition, heartfelt thanks for the part all of you reading this have played in the success of our students and our program. We are deeply appreciative. I personally wish all the best to you and yours as my family and I depart for U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha Nebraska. It has been truly an honor to work with the best students, families, staff, and University professionals in the world.
FUN FACT USS HIGBEE (DD-806) was the first Destroyer named after a woman
Commander Roemhildt, USN Executive Officer
Lieutenant Alvarado, USN Aviation Officer
Captain Hennessy, USMC Marine Officer Instructor
Lieutenant Smith, USN Surface Warfare Officer
Gunnery Sergeant Wilkie, USMC Assistant Marine Officer Instructor
Lieutenant Roberts, USN Surface Warfare Officer
Lieutenant Patterson, USN Nuclear Officer
2nd Lt Dylon Armknecht
2nd Lt Jacob Johnson
2nd Lt Nicholas Castle
2nd Lt Alton Kandiyeli
ENS Branden Carpenter
ENS Wayne Romine
ENS Alicia Lustgraaf
ENS Robin Peterson
ENS TJ Goss
ENS Maggie Richardson
2nd Lt Anders Wiggum
2nd Lt Jonathan Snow
FUN FACT The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned US Navy Ship; it was launched October 21, 1797 2nd Lt Peter Marks
2nd Lt Nicholas C. Castle Battalion Commander
This article was intended to be a semester in review. Nothing more than a chronological outline of events which summarize Spring 2010 in enough words to convey its historical significance, yet concise enough to retain the reader’s attention throughout. The format allows for a full summary of the semester events, but does not specify their significance. The meaning, the measure, and the story are lost. This is why the article was intended to be a semester in review. Instead, it is a composition describing the apprenticeship for future soldiers of the sea. An exposé offering insight to small sacrifices that honorable citizens make in preparation for service as Sailors and Marines. It details the activities and events designed to create noteworthy citizens, resilient warriors, and leaders of courage, intellect, and honor. It is an article designed to provide to perspective to both members and not, of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Idaho. First and foremost, the NROTC is nothing less than an apprenticeship to the Officer Corps of the fleet United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The foundations of leadership and service, intellectual excellence, and military professionalism necessary to serve successfully as a 2nd LT or Ensign are developed here. Each foundation, in and of itself, lacks the necessary attributes to produce a leader. However, combined they create a leader worthy of the special trust and confidence granted to officers of the United States military. In addition, upon these foundations are added the trials and privilege of leading one’s peers. During the Spring 2010 Semester, Officer Candidate (OC) Lee Adams, OC Mathie Romine, and Midshipman (MIDN) Aaron Stroup all experienced these trials and privileges as Platoon Commanders. Serving the role of Platoon Sergeants were MIDN Eric Rullman, MIDN Aaron Wilson, and MIDN Nicole 6
Hansen. This triad of leadership and service, intellectual excellence, and military professionalism was the means through which potential officers were developed during Spring 2010, and during oneâ€™s time within the University of Idaho NROTC. Military professionalism describes the martial science, art, and culture that every new officer should be familiar with. The Naval service in particular is ripe with customs and traditions which trace back to the age of sail. This semester sought to enhance individualsâ€™ military professionalism through the traditional vestiges of inspections, physical fitness programs, and drill.
However, changes were implemented to enhance the training and effectiveness of the
NROTC program. Amongst the largest changes was the design and implementation the Semper Fortis Club. Semper Fortis combined the Naval Submarine, Aviation, and Surface Warfare communities into one club in order to provide for financially effective training opportunities. In addition, in order to familiarize individuals with the judicial process of the U.C.M.J., a student lead judicial board was realized during the Spring 2010. Within the NROTC University of Idaho, physical fitness plays a major role in assessing the military aptitude of potential officers. This is due to stark fact that appearance and physical ability play a strong role in the career potential of young officers. The physical training program was coordinated exceptionally well through efforts of MIDN Peter Marks as S-5 Athletic Coordinator. Finally, the highlight event of this semester was hosting Northwest Navy 2010, which Gunnery Sergeant Liam Brown organized and executed with outstanding effectiveness. Though University of Idaho did not take the championship slot, the event was characterized by camaraderie and competitive spirit. Intellectual excellence obviously denotes academic ability as measured through course GPA, but it entails far more. Future officers will be entrusted with very difficult decisions which will affect the lives of young sailors and marines.
As such, an intellectual capacity is paramount, and one of the reasons why academic excellence is
However, these decisions will also require an awareness of oneâ€™s surroundings, and
capabilities. To this end, intellectual excellence entails both academic excellence and an awareness of the potential situations that one may face if crisis calls. As geo-political forces evidently affect the potential roles of oncoming officers, NROTC University of Idaho sponsored a joint-services brief with Career Ambassador Ryan Crocker. He served as Ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009, and offered valuable insight to the changing nature of conflict in the near future. Leadership and service are the essence of a military officer. To be an officer is to be a leader capable of serving within the fleet Naval and Marine forces. Therefore, the NROTC training program is designed primarily to impart its Officer Candidates, Marines, and Midshipmen with those qualities necessarily to lead and serve. A spirit of service requires both humility and heart. Numerous volunteer activities are sponsored by the NROTC program in order to capture this spirit of service, serve the community, and create citizens cognizant of meaning in honor and civic duty. Activities such as the Friends of the Library, assisting in Vandal Friday, Mrs. Mayer Clean-up, and the Roadside Clean-up all personify this spirit of service and civic duty. Finally, this leaves the powerful role of leadership. Its significance within the military context is unquestioned. Its role unparalleled. It has been described as the ability to persuade and 7
influence others, as some indefinable charisma, and as the single most important aspect of success in organizations. Leadership is an art. It is the ability to serve others in pursuit of a common purpose. Whether that purpose is to bring men out of the depths of danger and despair, or to influence others to take charge of their lives with renewed vision. Leadership is intangible, but its effects produce very real results. Leadership at the University of Idaho NROTC program is trained through leading one’s peers, the most difficult group to lead; while being evaluated by Naval and Marine Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers. Those leaders that held staff billets during the Spring 2010 semester at the University of Idaho’s NROTC program were MIDN Alicia Lustgraff as Battalion Executive Officer, Staff Sergeant Dylan Armknecht as Battalion Adjutant, MIDN Rod O’Hearn as S-1 Administrative Officer, Officer Candidate Branden Carpenter as the S-2 Public Affairs Officer, MIDN Robin Peterson as S-3 Operations Officer, SSgt. Katie Johnson as S-4 Supply Officer, MIDN Peter Marks as S-5 as Physical Training Officer, and MIDN Zachary Swafford as the S-6 as the Information and Technology Officer. In addition, MIDN Anders Wiggum served as the Semper Fidelis Platoon Commander, while MIDN Jonathon Trost innovatively organized Semper Fortis. SSgt. Brett Warming and SSgt. Rick Swihart deserve special mention for their dedication in the design and execution of the pre-Officer Candidate School training program for Marines and Midshipmen. Finally, I wish to thank those have influenced my time and growth while here at the Naval ROTC at the University of Idaho. I stand where I am today due to those who didn’t give up on a lost cause. Thank you.
FUN FACT The USS Nautilus was the U.S. Navy's first nuclear powered submarine
With another year of professional rivalry, the Marines,
havoc for the Army offense. The assault was completed
Sailors, and Midshipmen of the Naval ROTC program
by the flexibility of an offense who found a way to score
won a decisive victory over the Army ROTC football
no matter what the Army defense
team. Junior quarterback, MIDN
threw at them.
Robert Walters, displayed grace
MIDN Walters hooked up with receiver
and athleticism both with his
SSgt. Warming three times in the
feet and his arm. With a final
second half, and ran at will against the
score of 34 -14, the Navy/Marine
Army secondary. Midshipman Pike of
team displayed their domination
the NROTC offensive line caught the
of the land, sea, and sky by
final touchdown in the last seconds of
hooking up for deep passes and crushing runs, riding the wave of victory with trophy in hand, all the way to the NOEP
the game, snagging the ball out of the crowd like a hungry bear snatching a leaping salmon.
building door. The game completes a three year string
The game ball was signed by the players of the NROTC
of wins for the NROTC battalion.
team and presented to the NROTC Commanding Officer,
The Marines and Sailors took the lead early, scoring by a rushing quarterback, and passes to several receivers. During the middle minutes of the contest, the Army
Captain Scott Ryder, USN, who will leave the unit this summer and go on to the next step of an amazing career.
gave the Naval ROTC players a scare, scoring two consecutive touchdowns. Led by a tenacious team captain, now 2nd Lt. Travis Gauge, and a sizeable quarterback with both speed and vision, NROTC team captain SSgt. Warming had reason for concern. Fortunately for him, these would be the last points scored by the Army. The Army defense had no answer for the tenacity of the NROTC defensive or offensive line, nor the defensive secondary. Going against the like of Staff Sergeants Swihart, Brown, and Heilman, simply created too much 9
In the Fall semester, there were some who asked the
leadership muscles. Semper Fi also had the students
battalion to make a joint Navy club. After a poll of the
and the Navy Lieutenants interacting more. The
Navy option midshipmen and OCs, it was decided to
Lieutenants would describes leadership challenges
create a Navy club called Semper Fortis. Semper Fi
they face while giving the students and opportunity
tried to bring together all the Navy personnel by
to sound off on how they would solve the problem.
having them break into groups and work various
This led to all the students gaining more insight on to
battle problems. This was done to give the more
how the Navy works. The students were also able to
junior personnel an idea of the capabilities and
gain more perspectives on how to solve leadership
limitations of the Navy’s fleets. The more senior
problems and challenges. It was a good semester and
personnel were able to teach what they had learned
I look forward to seeing what happens next year.
to the younger midshipmen while flexing their own
The Mrs. Mayer’s clean up is in honor of the Mayer
have begun to assist her every autumn by taking care of
family. Her son, LCDR Roderick L. Mayer graduated from
her leaves and performing any tasks she might need.
the University of Idaho and the Naval ROTC program in
This year was no different. We had 20 battalion
1961. He then graduated flight school to fly the F-4
members go over to her house to rake leaves, tidy up
Phantom II. On the 17 of October, 1965, while flying
her yard, and take out a dying tree. She greatly
over enemy territory his Phantom was shot down and
appreciated all of our efforts and can’t wait to see our
he went MIA. He was never found. Our battalion has
since then adopted Mrs. Mayer into our family and we For more information on the Roderick Mayer Naval Alumni Scholarship and other scholarships/funds please see pgs. 22-24
ceremony was followed by reading Admiral Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations’, birthday message for the Navy and General Lejeune, 13th commandant of the Marine Corps’, birthday message to the Marines. Former Marine Officer Instructor for the unit, Major Clinton Culp, USMC (Ret), came back to the Battalion this time as the evening’s guest of honor. In his speech he reminded the guests that this year’s birthday celebration shares the anniversary of a more solemn moment, the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut in 1983. On October 23rd the University of Idaho/Washington
This called for the reflection toward those Sailors and
State University Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps
Marines who are celebrating this year’s birthday in
celebrated the 234 Navy and Marine Corps Birthdays.
The ceremony was preceded with a Naval history
Americans safe as they
montage video and the playing of Marine Corps
stand watch on the front
Commandant General Conway’s birthday message.
service to our country.
Midshipmen Marks, as the oldest Marine present and Midshipman
Sailors and Marines and
The evening included the traditional cake cutting ceremony
Commander Arbiter was the oldest sailor present and Midshipman Castillo the youngest. The cake cutting
The 2010 Navy & Marine Birthday Ball will be held October 30th, 2010. For more information please call
Career Ambassador Ryan Crocker was invited as a guest
coordinated and conducive unity of effort towards
speaker by the President’s Office and the Martin
stabilization and transition within Iraq. “Everything we
Institute of International Affairs
did, from testifying to Congress
to speak with the University of
to meeting with key leaders
Idaho concerning his experiences
within Iraq, we did together,”
within the State Department,
stated Ambassador Crocker, “it
and specifically about his role as
got to the point where we knew
Ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to
2009. Through a liaison between
outlooks on everything”.
such, the two men were able to
program and the Naval ROTC
work in a coordinated fashion,
program, a joint-services lecture
rather than piecemeal, which
was initiated with Ambassador
mission accomplishment within
Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines present, Ambassador Crocker discussed the evolving nature of the modern battlefield.
articulated the absolute need for enhanced civil-military integration in order to promote mission effectiveness abroad.
Ambassador Crocker also offered insight and advice specifically concerning those young cadets and midshipman soon to graduate. He discussed the role of the 2nd LT and Ensign as the face of counterinsurgency operations within the “long war.” As such, upcoming graduates should utilize the time they have at university
Ambassador Crocker was the civilian equivalent of
to prepare for the inevitable, dynamic, and new
General David Patraeus during operations in Iraq.
challenges they will undoubtedly face. His message fell
Where General Patraeus represented the military face
upon attentive ears of all services. The midshipmen and
of operations in Iraq concerning security and defense,
cadets of the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force were
Ambassador Crocker represented the civilian face
especially fortunate to receive this insight and advice
concerning stabilization and diplomacy. The two men
from a man with nearly 30 years of policy and
literally worked side-by-side in order to present a
diplomatic experience within the Middle East.
Combat Fitness Team The Combat Fitness
month long focus on strength, the team was put on
a sport specific cycle which catered specifically to
warriors to the field
the CFT rather than base fitness in general. Agility
drills were the call of the day along with a few
practices which were flat out brutal. The week prior
to Northwest Navy 2010 was designed as an unload
week in preparation for the competition.
Combat Fitness Test
This year the level of competition brought to bear
(CFT) was designed in
on the field was intense, and noticeably stronger
than in previous years.
competitors smoked individuals in terms of speed
attributes most likely needed
and agility, but were pushed out of the top slot by a
few very athletic
the Combat Fitness
Team was designed in order to build on the functional fitness of those individuals who took on the grueling program. Taking concepts from Rob Shaul’s “Military Athlete” programming the team initiated the semester with a focus on base fitness trainable through Olympic lifts.
After Olympic lifts were demonstrated and
discussed, the team was put on a strength cycle designed to build quickly. A number of individuals who
The University of Idaho
lacked the body,
strength cycle sought to remedy this.
Nevertheless, the team
across the board. The
women Combat Test
warriors both on and off the field.
Midshipman Jonathon Trost (SeniorMechanical Engineering) pulling combat casualty Midshipman David Messenger (sophomore—Technology Education) in the buddy drag.
The monthly base pay for an Apprentice Seaman in 1941 was $21.00 13
Academic Team This year’s academic team competition was held in a Jeopardy fashion hosted by
the University of
Idaho/Washington State University’s Aviation Officer Lt Stofferahn.
Last year’s Northwest Navy host, the
University of Utah squeaked ahead of the University of Washington. UI/WSU trailed in a distant third but has high hopes for next year as two of the freshman team members will return with some experience under their belts.
Exhibition Drill The Exhibition Drill Team was comprised of 12 members
MIDN Kuntz and MIDN Swafford represented the
All of them took time out of their busy
University of Idaho and Washington State University in
schedules to practice on weekends and at night to
the competition. Each school put up 2 competitors
except the University of Washington
who only entered one. MIDN Kuntz
and Swafford competed last and
sequence lasted just over 9
were able to combine for the highest
average score of 99 and first place.
The routines combined moves of a
minutes and got the team a 3 place behind
much higher difficulty than seen in
Washington and Oregon State
the team event and were executed
University. The complexity of the routine’s tougher
with no major penalties. The two sequences received
movements gave good points for highest level of
the highest score for difficulty of routine and brought
difficulty but 2 dropped rifles would cost the team a
the NROTC unit another 1st place.
shot at first place. The next event was the Individual Exhibition sequences which was timed between 2 and a half and 3 and a half minutes. 14
Volleyball Team The University of Idaho / Washington State
The last round pitted UI/WSU against the
University NROTC volleyball team consisted of
University of Washington.
Midshipmen, Officer Candidates, and Marines for
behind in the first match and never recovered. The
the competition this year.
team was swept 2 games to none, walking away
The team played
valiantly to defend their 6 straight championships but, in a stunning upset, took third place in the 2010 Northwest Navy competition.
UI/WSU quickly fell
with a 1-2 record in the tournament. Due to the results of other matches in the tournament, UI/WSU, OSU, and UU were all tied up.
However, OSU had the largest margin of
defeat, therefore earning them fourth place in the competition, and a tiebreaker match was held between UI/WSU and UU. The rematch of UI/WSU and UU was the best of the tournament. Each university took one of the first two games leaving it to a decisive third game to win second place. UI/WSU fell behind in the final The first round against Oregon State University resulted in a dominating victory. UI/WSU swept
game and was beaten by Utah when the game was ended under the time constraints for the match.
OSU in straight games to finish the preliminary
The UI/WSU volleyball team earned third place in
the competition for their efforts, but ultimately
walked away disappointed.
University of Utah looked to be on
The team looks to rebuild during the
its way to another crushing victory
offseason and has vowed to bring
after a blowout in the first game,
back the trophy from the 2011 NWN
but Utah rallied in the second
competition to be hosted by the
game. Utah bested UI/WSU 2-1 in
University of Washington.
the match, leaving both schools with a 1-1 overall record.
The Northwest Navy competition has always been a time for the basketball team to not only show off its amazing skills, but also to have fun and interact with members from the other teams at Northwest Navy that they will soon be in the fleet with the rest of the University of Idaho and Washington State University NOEPBN members. The basketball team expanded its usually limited roster this year to have 12 players as compared to the 8 or 9 that it usually has for Northwest Navy. The team was unfortunately not able to make the schedules of its players work so that it could play in the intramural sports at the University of Idaho or Washington State University, but it would have had a great showing if it had been able to compete.
The team captain of the basketball team, MIDN Marks, was pleased to see the team take home its third first place trophy in the four years that he has been here. He feels the competition was excellent from each school that participated and hopes the same for next yearâ€™s events. He feels confident that next yearâ€™s team captain, MIDN Walters, will do an excellent job with the basketball team and lead them on to success.
FUN FACT The USS Nimitz went 26 years between its launch and its first refueling.
Pistol Team The UI/WSU pistol team had one of its most successful seasons in recent years as it competed fiercely at the annual Northwest Navy competition. Over the course of six months the pistol team, whom some having never fired a pistol before, honed their skills and through hard work and training began to develop into strong competitors. Firing nearly fifty rounds a week the shooters were able to focus on perfecting proper shooting form and technique as well as the fundamentals of shooting, a skill
was confident they would defeat any opponents
they will most certainly use throughout the rest
they faced. After a difficult 35 round competition
their careers. As the team could only consist of
UI/WSU rose to the challenge soundly defeating
seven competitors the team was cut in half
Oregon and University of Washington by a 30
giving only the most promising members the
point spread. However the team fell just short of
chance to compete for the UI/WSU battalion.
Captain of the team, MIDN Ottinger, who along
University of Utah and placed second. A solid
with fellow returning team member MIDN
improvement from a fourth place finish of the
Arstein and MECEP Sgt Suess, the pistol team
previous year. Every member of the team looks
saw dramatic improvement in its preparation for
forward to facing off again next year and hopefully
the NWN competition. Finally as the day of
shooting their way to complete victory.
competition arrived every member of the team
DID YOU KNOWâ€Śâ€Ś. The 2008 Olympic Shooting Team included six members of the US Military.
Soccer Team The team understood when to look for the easy pass and when to just clear it. There was a significant increase in communication on the field from last year, yet there is still room for improvement. The defense worked together and covered each other. This was stressed at practice and they did a great job during the games. Midfield worked well at supporting the offense and recovering back to play defense. The team adapted easily to the different playing styles of the teams, when the defense filled the middle the ball The UI/WSU soccer team improved greatly
was played outside and when one side was not
between last year and this year. Unfortunately
working the players would look to the center for
we lost to Oregon State and the University of
an open pass. Overall the team improved in every
Utah. However, we won our final game against
the University of Washington.
Racquetball Team The Northwest Navy Racquetball team had a very good showing this year for our exhibition season. After weeks and weeks of practice and preparation, Gunnery Sergeant Clough went and got himself hurt, throwing off the teams’ strategy. Luckily Midshipman Roth was able to plug himself in and help us fill in the open spot. With a valiant effort from the entire team and even with the injury setback, our team was still able to pull off an overall team victory against the other Universities. We had sweeping victories in every skill level with the exception of the class “A” bracket. Hopefully next year the University of Washington decides to make racquetball a permanent event, allowing us to begin our dynasty.
PRT Team This year’s academic team competition was held in a Jeopardy fashion hosted by the University of Idaho/Washington State University’s Aviation Officer Lt Stofferahn.
Last year’s Northwest Navy host, the
University of Utah squeaked ahead of the University of Washington. UI/WSU trailed in a distant third but has high hopes for next year as two of the freshman team members will return with some experience under their belts.
FUN FACT The Slinky was invented in 1943 by Richard James, a Navy engineer who was looking for a way to stabilize sensitive instruments on board ships by using springs.
Swim Team This year's Northwest Navy Swim Competition featured some of the strongest teams in recent years. The UI/WSU team had high hopes of finally defeating the UW swim team, but instead had to settle for a disappointing fourth place finish. Many of this year's races came down to the final length but UI/WSU was unable to prevail in these tight races. The team has high hopes for next year as many of the swimmers from this year will return with competition experience and the determination to end UW's winning streak.
NROTC Unit University of Idaho P.O. Box441122 Moscow, ID 83844-1122
ALUMNI ASSISTANCE REQUESTED SCHOLARSHIPS/FUNDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO NROTC GENERAL FUND (NF041) Budget: MCN200 As all alumni know, the nominal NROTC experience is augmented by additional morale -building and recreational activities that enrich the experience of our students while they are in the program. These activities include the annual Navy -Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Battalion picnics, Freshman Orientation and other competitive events, like our annual golf scramble, Northwest Navy Competition with OSU, UW, & UU, and appropriate refreshments for each Commissioning Ceremony and many other activities. Your donations to the NROTC General Fund will contribute to these types of events, and ensure that the future generation of Navy and Marine Corps leaders will have as rich an experience in NROTC as you did when you were a midshipman. Donations can be made to the NROTC General Fund (NF041) and sent to PO Box 443147 Moscow, ID 83844-3147.
RODERICK MAYER NAVAL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP (DE645): Budget: MCN225 The members and former members of the University of Idaho Naval ROTC Unit have endowed a memorial scholarship fund to honor LCDR Roderick Mayer, a member of the University of Idaho graduating class of 1961. LCDR Mayer served in the Vietnam War, was shot down in October 1965, and continues to be listed as Prisoner of War/Missing in Action. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a commission as a naval officer, who embodies a spirit of self sacrifice and has demonstrated leadership ability worthy of the high standards set by LCDR Mayer. The scholarship amount is approximately $1,000 annually. As the endowment grows, the amount of the annually awarded scholarship will grow with it. Donations can be made to the Roderick Mayer Naval Alum ni Scholarship Endowment (DE645) and sent to PO Box 443147 Moscow, ID 83844-3147.
ALEX WETHERBEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (EE803) Budget: Scholarship An endowment fund has been established by the fellow battalion members, classmates, and fellow Marines of 1 stLt. Alex Wetherbee, USMC that will fund a scholarship to be awarded annually to at least one deserving Marine Option NROTC student. Selection for this award will be based on merit primarily in the areas of leadership and academic achievement. Primary consideration will go to those students declaring a major in Forest Resources, with the second and third preference being other majors in the college of Natural Resources and any other major respectively. We know you have many choices when choosing who to contribute to, please help us continue this wonderful scholarship. The scholarship amount is approximately $1,200 annually. As the endowment grows, the amount of the annually awarded scholarship will grow with it. Donations can be made to the Alex Wetherbee Memorial Scholarship Endowment (EE803) and sent to PO Box 443147 Moscow, ID 83844-3147.
DON CAMPBELL LEADERSHIP AWARD (NX041) Budget: MCN200 The Don Campbell Scholarship Fund was established by the members of the University of Idaho graduating class of 1965 in honor of LT Don S. Campbell, an outstanding naval science instructor that served at the Unit during their time at the University. The recipient of the scholarship, awarded annually, is a junior or senior student at the unit, selected for their leadership ability by vote of the junior class. Donations can be made to the Don Campbell Leadership Award (NX041) and sent to PO Box 443147 Moscow, ID 83844-3147.
MURPHY-SWEET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT (EE030) This endowment was created by a colleague of and as a tribute to Commander Philip Murphy-Sweet, a University of Idaho and Navy ROTC graduate, who was killed in Iraq on April 7, 2007, while in service to his country. This scholarship will be awarded annually to at least one deserving student who has demonstrated superior leadership abilities and academic achievement.
SCHOLARSHIPS/FUNDS FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY NAVY ROTC DEVELOPMENT FUND (2931-5406) The Navy ROTC Development Fund was established in 2009 by Captain Scott Ryder, Navy ROTC unit Commanding Officer June 2007 to May 2010. It provides general support for class and student related activities for Navy ROTC students enrolled at Washington State University.
NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (2931-5420) Today, one-third of the UI/WSU NROTC Unit is comprised of students enrolled at Washington State University. The Navy ROTC Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and/or awards for WSU students participating in the “cross town” Navy ROTC program, which is headquartered at the University of Idaho.
CRAIG GMUR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2931-5420) The Craig Gmur Scholarship Fund was established by the parents and a friend of Ensign Craig Gmur (WSU 05’) who was killed in a car accident in 2007. He had been selected to fly the SH-60S Seahawk and at the time was training at the Fleet Replacement Squadron at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Craig was an individual who lived life to the fullest and this scholarship was created with that in mind. This scholarship will be awarded each spring to a WSU Navy ROTC student who demonstrates the ability to balance school, ROTC and extracurricular activities.
University Of Idaho Hereâ€™s my tax deductible gift of
I prefer my gift to support the following:
Naval ROTC General Fund (NFO41) Roderick Mayer Naval Alumni Scholarship (DE645)
Alex Wetherbee Memorial Scholarship (EE803)
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