Samuel Schoolcraft , an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at West Virginia State University, Institute, has graduated from the Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Ky. The course is a 30-day summer training event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level.
Cadets arrive at CLC with a baseline of military skill sets, in addition to the critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities they developed during their academic years. CLC builds upon the work accomplished on campus and develops the cadets’ abilities to lead small units in tactical environments.
The leadership experience supports continued cadet development during the senior year of the program. Cadets usually attend CLC between their junior and senior years of college, and they must complete the course to qualify for commissioning. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
He is a 2012 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin.