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GW ROTC trains in Quantico

Members of GW ROTC, the NAVY collegiate organization, trained in Quantico, Va., as part of a leadership-training course Friday.

Ken Rogers, a midshipman, said ROTC is divided into different groups. Last weekend another group went to Quantico for training.

He said there were about 12 obstacles, including a NATO course, and 20-foot rope that members must climb. One is a simulated minefield, where members have to jump from peg to peg like hopscotch, Rogers said.

The purpose is to build team cohesiveness by teaching members to help each other, students said.

When one person can’t finish, you encourage them to finish, ROTC Public Affairs Officer Jenny Crain said. It’s not at all competing with them. It’s about pushing.

Each obstacle is designed to test and attack every muscle, as well as prove to each that they can complete a daunting task in life.

In life you face something you think you’ll never be able to finish. But once you start, and do a little bit at a time, you realize that you can do, Rogers said.

-Sean Michael Lee

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