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UNI ROTC cadets attend National Advanced Leadership Camp<br>

November 11, 2002

Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, department head of Military Science, (319) 273-6220
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets recently attended the advanced cadet leadership training at Fort Lewis, Wash.

The cadets participated in a 32-day leadership development camp required to become officers in the U.S. Army.

According to Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, head of UNI's Department of Military Science, the camp is the single most important training event for Army ROTC cadets and National Guard officer candidates. 'The camp challenges were rigorous and demanding, both mentally and physically, and tested intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina,' he said. 'These challenges provide a new perspective on an individual's ability to perform exacting tasks and to make difficult decisions in demanding situations.'

Among the 27 UNI ROTC cadets participating in the advanced cadet leadership training was __(NAME)__, a __(MAJOR)__ major from __(HOMETOWN)__. Dr. Allan Stamberg, UNI co-op education director, also attended the camp for a four-day campus educator orientation.

Note: to obtain a listing of the students, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Public Relations at 319273-2761.