Message from the Cadet Battalion Commander

Hello, my name is Braxton Foote, and I am the Cadet Battalion Commander of the Wildcat Battalion here at the University of Kentucky. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of pursing a rewarding career in the United States Army to consider joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) here at UK. Consisting of about 200 cadets, the Wildcat Battalion is one of the biggest in the region and offers countless opportunities to all who seek them. Some of these great opportunities are schools such as the U.S. Army’s Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare School, and events such as the annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. These opportunities, and more, will help you tailor your future career path in the Army as you attain certifications and experiences not commonly offered. University of Kentucky Army ROTC is also very fortunate to have a plethora of combat experience and knowledge among the Cadre instructors that are here to guide you as you embark on your journey to become a United States Army Officer. By the end of your four years here at the Wildcat Battalion, you will be tactically proficient and possess the confidence, and competence, needed to be a successful leader. All we ask of you in return is for you to give nothing less than your best efforts, and unwavering drive to succeed.

The University of Kentucky Wildcat Battalion prides itself on producing the best and brightest officers this country has to offer. From the team to the individual, the Wildcat Battalion functions in accordance with the Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. I promise you that if you choose to commit yourself to this organization, you will thrive in the many benefits it has to offer and hold dear the moment you became an Army Cadet at the University of Kentucky. Nowhere else is there an organization that allows you to have the military experience while being in a leadership developing environment, and experiencing the life of a full-time college student. While this may seem like so much to bear on oneself, it is no less rewarding. I am beyond grateful for all the opportunities, achievements, and memories the Wildcat Battalion has allowed me to earn. I am also proud that I will be commissioning in the near future as a Distinguished Military Graduate to begin my career as an Army Engineer Officer. I hope you answer the call to serve by joining the University of Kentucky Army ROTC Wildcat Battalion.

Very Respectfully,

Braxton Foote

Cadet Battalion Commander

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