Cadets Return to School
Posted: October 20, 2008
As the summer winds down, cadets return to the University of Texas to further educate their minds with valuable information from professors, cadre, and study groups. As the sun block and beach balls are put away, out come the notebooks, pens, pencils, and highlighters. For one class of cadets, the return from summer training signals the completion of the largest training event across the nation for all cadets; Warrior Forge Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC 2008). For the last couple of weeks at the end of the summer, when cadets finally return from their summer plans, each class of cadet is brought in to conduct orientation. Orientation for the cadets is dependent upon their class; the fourth year cadets were the first class of cadets that were brought in for orientation. Their orientation mainly consists of finalizing plans for physical training, plans for labs out at Camp Mabry, and the rosters for each class. Following the senior class orientation, each successive class came in for their own training in order to fully communicate standards, dates and times, and calendar events that the Longhorn Battalion has planned for the entire year. All cadets returned safely to the Battalion this Fall semester, and are excited to start the year back up and continue training to become better officers for the United States Army.