Since 1976 when women joined ROTC, the female Cadets have added to the prestige and to the ROTC tradition. The level at which Gonzaga trained its Cadets has remained the same over the years. The first women Cadets at Gonzaga University rose above and beyond the expectations placed before them. Throughout the years, the women Cadets have continued to excel and lead the Bulldog Battalion to continue nationally recognized success and achievements.
The Ranger Challenge is a squad level multitasked event in which teams compete with other schools across the region. Some events include a 10K Foot March with 35 lb pack and weapon, Land Navigation, One Rope Bridge, Army Physical Fitness Test, and Hand Grenade Assault Course.
L to R Front: Anne Cain, Jen. Gence, Jolene Glosenger, Sam Mitchell. Back: Nam Lee, Diana Gamble, Mandy Gerding, Jen Corey, Lindsay Ramsey, Bryn Clothier, Kelly O’Rourke, Sgt. Claude Hansard
Amanda Gerding, Diana Gamble, Sam Mitchell, Bryn Clothier
Gonzaga University Army ROTC Nursing Cadets have and continue to be a breed above the average Cadet. In addition to the strenuous course load in working toward their Bachelor degree in Nursing, they are held to the same rigorous standards as other Cadets in order to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. It is not uncommon for a Nursing Cadet to spend the morning in the sterile environment of a hospital making rounds for their clinicals, then be in charge of a squad size element conducting tactical battle drills against an opposing force in the woods that afternoon. Having done all that, their evening is spent studying and preparing for another day in the classroom.
Gonzaga ROTC Nursing Folder, no date
First Aid Field Manual, Dec. 2002
Nursing Reference Guide, 1980s
Nursing Reference Guide, 2009