Thirty-nine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets will be commissioned as officers at the Tri-Military ceremony in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Saturday. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Pasquerilla Center. The Army will commission 12 2nd lieutenants, the Air Force, 12 and the Marine Corps, six. The Navy will commission nine ensigns.Senior Thomas Capretta, cadet battalion commander of the Army ROTC Fightin’ Irish Battalion, said the commissioning involves taking an oath and getting the rank of Second Lieutenant pinned on each cadet’s uniform. Maj. Gen. Philip Volpe will be the speaker at the ceremony. Volpe, a Notre Dame alumnus, has had a long career in Army medicine, and has received various awards for his service.After the ceremony, the students will officially be commissioned officers of the military. “Most will have four-year commitments, but some will have longer if their training costs more,” Col. Dennis Mitchell, commanding officer of the Air Force ROTC Unit, said. “For example, three will be going to one year of pilot training and will spend at least 10 years in the Air Force after training.”The Navy also requires four years of active service, with aviators requiring up to eight years after they receive their qualification wings, Lt. William Fensterer, assistant professor of naval science, said. Fensterer said Navy cadets will go to different locations depending on their preferences. “We have some heading to Pilot Training, Surface Ships, Submarine Training, Marine Corps Basic School, one to SEAL Training and one to a Naval Medical Center,” he said. The commissioning ceremony honors every graduating cadet in the ROTC program, but each senior also has the opportunity to do a private commissioning ceremony with his or her family at the Grotto or the east door of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.“These are done mostly on Friday, with a few done on Saturday. I will be doing my private commissioning ceremony at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Grotto,” said Marina Rodriguez, a senior Army cadet.While most ROTC seniors will go directly into the service after graduation, Rodriguez will delay her service a few years to enter medical school.“I am actually in a slightly different situation than most of my peers. I received an education delay authorizing me to delay my service commitment in order to allow me to attend medical school starting in the fall,” Rodriguez said. “So, unlike my peers who will begin their branch training and transition to their assigned units this year, I will be attending University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.”After finishing medical school, Rodriguez will be a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. She will have an eight-year service obligation that must be completed at the end of her residency. “As of right now, I plan to make a career out of the Army and will likely serve at least 20 years,” she said.Rodriguez said the most rewarding part of the ROTC program has been the strong friendships she built over the four years.“My classmates and fellow members of the battalion are some of the best friends I could ever hope for,” she said. “I have grown a lot during my time in ROTC.”Capretta also said the program has influenced his personal development and overall experience at Notre Dame. “ROTC has been an integral part of my college experience. The cadre and recent alumni of the Fightin’ Irish Battalion have been great mentors to me, and have influenced me more than anyone else in the past four years,” Capretta said. “The cadets in program have become some of my best friends at Notre Dame.”As cadet battalion commander of the Army ROTC Fightin’ Irish Battaltion, Capretta was responsible for training the 87 cadets currently in the battalion. In November, Capretta will head to Ft. Benning, Ga. for infantry officer training. After completing his training, he will go to Ft. Carson, Colo. for his first permanent station.“I’m not sure how long I will be in the Army. I can see a career, a four-year stint and anything in between as being possible right now,” he said.Capretta said that after his four years of ROTC training, he feels ready to enter the Army. “Speaking for my classmates, I think we all feel very well prepared for our first assignments in the real Army. The ROTC program here has done a great job of pushing us to improve ourselves,” Capretta said. “It has also given us many leadership opportunities to hone those skills that we will need as officers.”Rodriguez agreed that she feels prepared to move on to the next step. “The instructors here have done an excellent job in preparing us to enter the Army and to serve as leaders of our various units,” she said. “Joining ROTC was one of the best decisions I made during my time here at Notre Dame.”
Ever heard the phrase, “Don’t cry over spilled milk?” Although this was told to us many times as children, we can also apply it today to our careers. No one is perfect and sometimes we do things in the workplace that we regret. The key is figuring out how to regroup and move past it. Here are a few tips for how to get back up after falling down on the job.Evaluate what happenedSometimes unexpected things can occur that we could not have foreseen. In other instances, we make specific choices that lead to particular work mistakes. Did you turn a project in late knowing deep down there’d be repercussions? When a mistake is made, think about how it can be avoided in the future and if you can adjust your behaviors to ensure a better outcome.Decipher what is controllableAs stated above, some things are just out of your control. If a decision is made by a supervisor or colleague that has a negative effect on you, approach them later and ask if it’s possible to come together for better results. Understanding what you can take charge of will help you to better manage things down the road.Own up to mistakesIf you admit your role in the misstep, you can better learn from what happened. Often times we naturally want to shift blame onto someone else. Before you point fingers, reflect on your work and how you can improve. The key to professional (and personal) growth is learning from hardships and making changes based on previous experiences. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Philippe Coutinho scored twice against Barcelona in Bayern Munich 8-2 Champions League win (Picture: Getty)Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has been left clinging to power following last week’s historic defeat but insists there could still be role for Coutinho in the plans of incoming new head coach Ronald Koeman.He said: ‘The head coach will make the decision. If he wants him to continue, next year he will play with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBartomeu and Koeman are likely to oversee a fire-sale of the first team squad with only eight current players deemed untransferrable. He added: ‘Messi is untouchable & non-transferable. He knows it, we all know it.‘But there are various non-transferable players like (Marc Andre) Ter Stegen, (Clement) Lenglet, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) De Jong, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Ousmane) Dembele… players we are counting on in the future.’MORE: Neymar transfer is ‘impossible’, insists Barcelona president Josep Maria BartomeuMORE: Lionel Messi wants to ‘finish his career at Barcelona’, claims Josep Maria BartomeuFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Josep Bartomeu provides update on future of Arsenal transfer target Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Philippe Coutinho’s future could yet lie at Barcelona, despite having spent a season on loan at Bayern Munich. The Brazil international joined the Catalan giants from Liverpool in January 2018, but he has failed to justify his astronomical €160million transfer fee and was loaned out last summer having been deemed surplus to requirements.Thomas Muller’s stellar form has forced Coutinho to play a bit-part role in Bayern’s success this term, although he rubbed salt into Barca’s wounds by scoring twice against his parent club in last Friday’s 8-2 Champions League annihilation. Bayern have already stated they will not turn Coutinho’s move into a permanent one, which has alerted the attention of several Premier League clubs, principally Arsenal. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCoutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has already parked several of his most high-profile client at the north London club with Willian joining the likes of David Luiz and Cedric Soares following his free transfer from Chelsea last month. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Aug 2020 9:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Advertisement
Indianapolis, Ind. — Indiana State Excise Superintendent Matt Strirrmatter recognized two officers from District 4 recently.Bradley Whittaker was recognized as the Officer of the Year and Thomas Tully earned the Public Information Officer of the Year award.Superintendent Strittmatter said, “This is the sixth time, in as many years, that I have had the privilege of presenting the Officer of the Year Awards. Each day, I am reminded of the quality people that make up the Indiana State Excise Police. These officers worked hard to earn their respective awards. The officers that make up the Indiana State Excise Police work diligently to keep Indiana citizens safe. Likewise, they work hard to do their part to keep with Governor Holcomb’s commitment to take Indiana to the next level.”As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.