Ellison Defends Lacrosse Goals and her Country through ROTC
Senior Erika Ellison is an accounting major, a member of the Red Flash women's lacrosse team, and an ROTC cadet who just finished her 35-day Advanced Camp training in the top 20 percent of her platoon.
The camp held at Fort Knox in Kentucky is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to forge recruits into tough, adaptable leaders who can thrive in ambiguous and complex environments. Ellison was evaluated on her ability to lead at the squad and platoon levels, both in garrison and tactical environments. She and her fellow cadets were mentally and physically tested during a 12-day consequence-driven field training exercise that replicates a combat training center rotation. Successful completion of the camp is a prerequisite to being commissioned as an officer.