By: Lt. Col. Jessica Cranford, Contributing writer and Chair of Georgia Regents University’s Department of Military Science
On Thursday, Jan. 15, cadets in Georgia Regents University’s Department of Military Science participated in Combat Water Survival Training exercises held on Fort Gordon.
This training included jumping from a three-meter diving board, blind folded with a mock rifle, swimming 15 meters in uniform with gear on to include rifle, and removal of equipment belt while underwater. Additionally, students were required to swim for 10 minutes and tread water for five minutes.
This exercise is required for students attending ROTC summer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, as well as those scheduled to graduate this May and be commission into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants.