The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can
lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College
students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation
to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year
college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their
Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field
training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership
abilities and skills. The cadets are trained to have a sound
understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging,
motivating "hands-on" training. The training develops well-disciplined,
highly motivated, physically conditioned students, and helps improve
the cadets' self-confidence, initiative, leadership potential, decision
making, and collective team cohesion. The cadets receive training in
fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic
rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and
ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling,
land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.
Parker is a student at Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL.
He is the son of Stacy and Staci Parker of Blackberry Lane, Douglasville.
Parker graduated in 2013 from South Paulding High School, Douglasville.