Members of the Ferris ROTC program meet for their yearly Cadets Weapons Lab. Here, students get a feel for a variety of weapons, including shotguns, machine guns, pistols and even heavy equipment such as the TOW (Tube-launched Optically-tracked, Wire command-link guided missile system), which is new to the lab this year.
Courtesy Photo Provided By: Georgia Thelen
Not many students have stood in a room full of weapons and heavy artillery, but for many Ferris ROTC students, that can be considered a normal occurrence.
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) is a leadership course that teaches students how to lead, motivate and problem solve. It offers various scholarships and financial incentives for students, too. And sometimes, it allows for students to handle very big guns.
Ferris ROTC students met for their yearly Cadets Weapons Lab on Nov. 21 to learn about the weapons they will eventually use and encounter while on the job. (more…)