2003-10-10 / Community

Parks Completes USAF ROTC Camp

Arturo Parks Jr. has completed a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer
Training Corps (ROTC) field training encampment.

The four or five week summer training camp is designed to motivate,
educate, and evaluate a cadet’s leadership potential to be an Air Force
officer.  Normally, cadets between their sophomore and junior year of
college attend the encampment.  The training gives students their first
exposure to a working Air Force environment and have an opportunity to learn and apply officer leadership theory and techniques.

Cadet training includes leadership evaluation exercises, officer specialty orientation, survival techniques, confidence course, physical fitness, aircraft and aircrew orientation, small arms handling, human relations, and study of the organization and functions of an Air Force base.

Upon graduating from the attending college or university and successful completion of the ROTC program, the cadet is commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the Air Force.

The cadet is currently a student at New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Newark.

He is the son of Laudel E. Bernard and Arturo Parks of Edgemere. Parks is a 1998 graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School.


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