Casting a Spotlight on a Few of the 2019 Commissioning ROTC Cadets

Joshua Boucher

Name: Joshua S. Boucher
Branch: Air Force ROTC
Hometown: Oakland, Maine
Major/School: Aerospace Engineering/ College of Engineering and Computer Science
Plan for postgrad: Specialized training for Tactical Air Control Party Officer (TACP-O) selects
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: Humility is the most important quality in leadership. Being able to put your ego aside and listen to a day-1 Airman is essential to building relationships and mission success.

 


Cameron Hart

Name: Cameron Hart
Branch: Army ROTC
Hometown: Independence, KY
Major/School: Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences
Plan for Postgrad: 2nd Lieutenant Ordinance officer in the U.S. Army
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: Learning how to best teach younger cadets and hone my own leadership style.

 

 


Maria HeldName: Maria Held
Branch: Army ROTC
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Major/School: Global Health, Falk College
Plan for postgrad: Active Duty Army Engineer
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: The camaraderie and getting to meet people from all different places and walks of life.

 


Kimberley HillName: Kimberley J. Hill
Branch: Air Force ROTC
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major/School: B.A. in International Relations in the College of Arts and Sciences
Plan for postgrad: I will be attending Cyberspace Operations technical training in Mississippi! I am very excited to start my career, travel and work for the Air Force.
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: Adaptation. Motivation. Teamwork. And compassion.
All of us have unique leadership skills that makes our Detachment reputable and professional. Beyond that, it is the support of one another and the compassion for service that makes us a family. I wouldn’t be here today without my fellow cadets, cadre and family. I can’t thank them enough for the early morning PT sessions, the hot seats, the extra drill practices, the ‘can pick-ups,’ and the mentorship they have all given me. It is truly an honor to be their Wingman.


Christopher ScofieldName: Christopher Scofield
Branch: Air Force ROTC
Hometown: Chittenango, New York
Major/School: Aerospace Engineering/ College of Engineering and Computer Science
Plan for postgrad: 18th Space Control Squadron as a Space Operations Officer at Vandenberg AFB, California
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: ROTC has been one of the hardest things I have ever done but it’s also been one of the most rewarding. I’ve grown so much over the last four years and met some amazing people that have inspired me to push past what I perceived as my limits. It hasn’t always been miles and smiles but I wouldn’t change a single thing. Every misstep has been an opportunity for growth and development and there has always been someone there to lend a hand or offer a word of advice.


Megan StorieName: Megan Storie
Branch: Army ROTC
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
Major/School: Social Work/ Falk College
Plan for postgrad: Active duty medical service officer in the US Army, and I have submitted a packet to be accepted into the Army’s Social Work Internship Program, in hoped to be a clinical Social worker in the Army. My dream is to work in the behavioral health field and help end the stigma on mental health. Suicide prevention is another goal of mine, especially amongst our active duty soldiers. My husband, who is also in the Army, and I have both been affected by suicide when his little brother took his life September 27, 2015, and this had shaped my journey in the mental health field and my future as an Army Officer.
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: How you can develop as a leader through resiliency, adaptability, and growth.


Celine OhName: Celine Oh
Branch: Army ROTC
Hometown: Palisades Park, NJ
Major/School: Psychology/College of Arts and Sciences
Plan for postgrad: Serve as Field Artillery Officer in the New Jersey Army National Guard and work at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Biggest takeaway from ROTC: Be open-minded. Coming into ROTC, I knew that everyone in the program were all going to be different despite having the common goal of commissioning as second lieutenants because we all come from different backgrounds and had different upbringings. Throughout my four years in ROTC, I have learned to be more understanding of everyone’s’ thoughts and beliefs whether it would be from the institutional level down to the individual level. By keeping an open mind I have strengthened my interpersonal tact.

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