As you guys might of heard through the grapevine (aka Twitter & Instagram) that I went to the Army FTX. You might be asking Why the hell are you doing the Army ROTC in the first place? Two words: Challenge & Leadership.
Joining the Army ROTC has probably been one of the best decisions of my life. It’s something that most people don’t expect for someone like me to join. I mean a fashion boy in an Army suit? So chic.
The Army Battalion FTX is a camp that is held for Army ROTC cadets in our Battalion to join together and experience Army life. The camp is from Thursday till Sunday, and all I can say is that I survived it.
Cadets were challenged with day & night land navigation where they had to find certain points with just a compass & a map in the forest. It had to be one of the hardest things ever, but I did it. Also cadets were forced to eat MRE’s or Meal, Ready-to-eat, which consisted of dog-like food. Let’s just say I didn’t end up eating much on the trip.
Thankfully we were able to sleep in huge beds, oh wait…
Of course I can’t live without my Lush, even though we were only able to shower 2 out of the 4 days we were there.
From obstacle courses to building leadership to cleaning weapons, I can say that I had an amazing time. The FTX made me realized that we take so much for granted, whether it’d be the food that we eat or the amount of sleep we get (sick joke, right?), we are all very fortunate.by