FVSU Wildcat Battalion Cadets complete leadership training

July 29, 2013 – Earlier this month, Fort Valley State University Wildcat Battalion Cadets participated in the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course is the most important training event for an Army ROTC Cadet. The 32-day course incorporates a wide range of subjects designed to develop and evaluate leadership ability. The rigorous challenges are mentally- and physically-demanding. The course tests the intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina of cadets, as they make difficult decisions in demanding situations.
On an overcast day, Cadets, like 1st Regiment Cadet Roshawnda Brown, completed a water confidence course.
“I don’t like heights at all,” said Brown in a U.S. Army Cadet Command publicaffairs’news release. She crossed a single, four-inch wide beam that balanced 37 feet above a small lake tucked away in the northwest corner of a joint base in Lewis-McChord, Wash. The young Wildcat wore a dripping wet uniform after completing the course.
“Either I fall or I fall,” she said. “There is no other way I can get down, so I dropped.”
Other wet Cadets kept their mind off the cold by shouting words of encouragement to fellow students as they battled obstacles.
Listed below are Cadets (all seniors) who completed the LDAC course: (Included are their areas of study)


Cedric Bacon, animal science
Roshawnda Brown, psychology

Milton Gray, history
Cadet Chelsie Jones, psychology

Cadet Gabrielle James, physical education

Cadet Tristian Smith, history

Cadet Anthony Williams, criminal justice

Shayonda Williams, accounting


Christina D. Milton,writer
Fort Valley State University
Office of Marketing and Communications
(478) 822-7589, miltonc@fvsu.edu