McBride completes Army ROTC course work in Ky.

Published 1:20 am Sunday, October 28, 2007

Paulesha M. McBride has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

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 college.

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 understanding of traditional leadership values during the challenging, motivating “hands-on” training. The cadets receive training in military skills, rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, combat water survival training, navigation and squad-level operations field training.

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She is the daughter of Patricia Anderson of Ellis Lane, Natchez, and nephew of Louis McBride of Fayette. McBride graduated in 2003 from Jefferson County High School, Fayette, and received a degree from Hinds Community College.