Yellow Jacket Battalion Participates in Leadership Training Exercise

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
March 15, 2016
Yellow Jacket Battalion Participates in Leadership Training Exercise

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Members of the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Yellow Jacket Battalion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) recently participated in a one day situational training exercise designed to improve cadets’ leadership skills.

The one day exercise, held Feb. 27 near Montgomery, was designed to give the cadets practical experience on a mock battlefield.  Over the course of the day, the cadets had to attack and overcome multiple “enemy” forces using basic military maneuvers and skills they learned in ROTC.

To add to the realism of the scenarios, the Yellow Jacket Battalion used paint ball guns to replicate combat conditions.  The cadets rotated through various leadership positions and were evaluated based on their abilities and military skills.  ROTC uses such training events to teach cadets basic leadership skills. 

Army ROTC is a college program that allows students to earn a commission as an Army officer while pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree. 

The Yellow Jacket Battalion at West Virginia State University features students from WVSU, the University of Charleston, Glenville State College and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

For more information about the WVSU ROTC program, contact Enrollment Officer Bill Kinsey at or (304) 766-3295.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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