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  • VERMILLION, S.D. -- Students at the University of South Dakota don’t have to sign a contract to serve in the U.S. military to take advantage of the benefits of the university’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). This year, 20 students received partial housing scholarships by participating in the same training and classes as ROTC cadets. This housing scholarship is just one of the ways the university’s Army ROTC program is stepping up its recruitment efforts to encourage new enrollees in the corps, said Lt. Col. Ross Nelson, professor of military science and commander of the program at USD.

  • VERMILLION, S.D. -- Alison Hoffman, a USD Army ROTC student and current Cadet Battalion Commander, was selected as a George C. Marshall Award recipient for 2014.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Ross Nelson gives some great information to Coyote News regarding The University of South Dakota's ROTC standing after this last year. Plus he gives out some information regarding his new duty station. Thank you sir for the great opportunities and guidance you provided the program, and all the cadets wish you luck in your next duty station. GO YOTES!

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