Warren High grad completes Army leadership course

DOWNEY - Army Cadet James J. Kim has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are training to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating "hands-on" training, which develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned students, officials said. The course also helps improve cadets' self confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision making and collective team cohesion. Cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation and squad-level operations field training. Kim is a student at UCLA after graduating from Warren High in 2011. He is the son of Julia Kim, of Downey, and James Kim, of Huntington Park.

********** Published: Oct. 3, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 25