Pride of the Jaguar Battalion: Marc Cowen

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Cadet Marc Cowen is planning to making a career in active duty in either the infantry, military intelligence, or signal.

In this new monthly series, Jagwire will feature a cadet who is enrolled in Augusta University’s ROTC program and a member of the Jaguar Army ROTC Battalion.

Where are you from and what high school did you attend?

I was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana, but lived in Arizona, Germany, and Georgia most of my life. I attended Greenbrier High School.

Why did you choose to attend Augusta University?

I decided to attend Augusta University mostly because I wanted to stay close to family and friends.

Man in camoHow did you become interested in the ROTC/military?

Both of my parents served in the Army, which influenced me to do the same. For the longest, I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a career. Toward the end of my sophomore year, I realized that I wanted to join the Army and since I was already enrolled at AU, I decided to join the ROTC program.

Why did you choose to pursue the degree that you’ve selected?

I chose information technology as my degree because it is relevant today and will stay relevant in the future.

What are your long-term plans for the military?

My plan is to go active duty and make a career out of it. I am hoping to branch either infantry, military intelligence, or signal.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of being in the ROTC?

One of the biggest misconceptions about ROTC is that it’s an easy A, and although it isn’t a tough course, it does require you to be involved.

Use one word to describe cadet life.

Motivating.

What has been the hardest adjustment to preparing for the military?

The hardest part for me was getting used to running.

What are you most excited about now that you are a part of Jaguar Nation and the Jaguar Battalion?

I am excited to lead and motivate new cadets.

Use one word to sum up your experience as a Jaguar?

Beneficial.

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Miguelangelo Hernandez is a senior communications and media coordinator at Augusta University. He covers College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, The Dental College of Georgia, College of Science and Mathematics and Augusta University Athletics. You can reach him at mighernandez@augusta.edu or (706) 993-6411.

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