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Bulldog Battalion: Gonzaga's Military Science Department Marches on: 1990-2010

1990-2010: Current Ops: Contemporary Cadets

 1990-2010: Current Ops: Contemporary Cadets

Following the fall of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Block communist nations, and with the new threat to the American way of life, Army ROTC began to refocus its leadership training in order to prepare Cadets for the new challenges in today's modern Army.  The modern Cadet is expected to be highly proficient as a scholar, athlete and community leader. Today's Cadet not only must understand, but live the Army Values and the Warrior Ethos.  These are the foundations on which Gonzaga University Army ROTC trains tomorrow's U.S. Army leaders today.

Scholarship Induction Swearing in Ceremony, 1998

 Scholarship Induction Swearing in Ceremony, 1998

L to R Front: Kirk Marmom, Kelly O’Rourke, Rolf Addy, Pat Buchanan, Pat Cooley, Jesse Gilman, Teresa Gardner, Justin Hufnagel, Erin O’Malley. Back: Lindsay Ramsey, James Stokoe, Tevor Johnson, Brent Odam, Mike Stevens.

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Ranger Black Team, 1998

Ranger Black Team, 1998

L to R Front: James Sokoe, Rob McNellis, Tyler Williamson, Brian Batchelder. Back: Kyle McCoy, Justin Hufnagel, Brad Bilderbach, Karst Brandsma, Brian Jorgenson, Ryan Chaquette, Sgt. Claude Hansard

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Cadets in a Blackhawk Helicopter, 2002

Cadets in a Blackhawk Helicopter, 2002

(L to R) Charlie Sziebert, Mike Marceau and Amy Pyne

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ROTC Color Guard before Gonzaga’s Men’s Basketball game, Dec. 2005

ROTC Color Guard before Gonzaga’s Men’s Basketball game, Dec. 2005

Amy Sinisterra, photographer

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ROTC Cadets, 2008 – 2009

ROTC Cadets, 2008 – 2009

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Combat Water Survival Training in Martin Centre, 2008 – 2009

Combat Water Survival Training in Martin Centre, 2008 – 2009

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ROTC at Squad Training Exercise, Fort Lewis, 2008-2009

ROTC at Squad Training Exercise, Fort Lewis, 2008-2009

Back row going left to right: Captain George, Spencer Schulte, Mike Polodna, Mike Sealock, Caitlin Holbrook, Will Wilson, Crescenzi, Geoff Kunkle, Zack Brynes, Erik Solenberger.  Bottom row going left to right: Katie Jackson, Bridget McCormick, Meg Macabali, Dan Magar, Mike Schuster, Emmy Comstock.

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Color Guard Equipment, 1990s to present

Color Guard Equipment, 1990s to present

Ranger Challenge Championship Tomahawk Brigade 1st Place, Trophy, 1996 – 1997

Ranger Challenge Championship Tomahawk Brigade 1st Place, Trophy, 1996 – 1997

“Gonzaga University Bulldog Battalion Reserve Officers Training Corps 2010 Spring Awards Ceremony,” Program, April 29, 2010

Contemporary Unit Patch Worn with Advanced Combat Uniform (ACU), 2007 to present

Cadet artifacts, 1960s to present

 Cadet artifacts, 1960s to present

Cadet Command Leadership/Excellence Patch, 1980s to present
Commonly referred to as the ROTC patch with Ranger Challenge tab – Class A uniform.

Rope for Swiss seat and Carabineer Used for Repelling and One Rope Bridge, 1950’s to present

“Coveted” Reccondo Badge, 1960s to present
Awarded to superior cadets at summer training at Ft. Lewis

Expert Marksmanship Badge, 1960s to present
Awarded for superior marksmanship during rifle qualification