FORT KNOX, KY. – 10th Regiment, Advanced Camp Cadets concluded Cadet Summer Training (CST) with their graduation ceremony on Brooks Field, Aug. 16.
10th Regiment represented the late 2nd Lt. Mark J. Daily, a graduate of University of California – Los Angeles class of 2005. Daily was killed in action Jan. 15, 2007 in Mosul, Iraq when a roadside bomb detonated beneath his vehicle. The Daily regiment not only represents the selfless sacrifice of 2nd. Lt. Daily, but also the 10,000 Cadets that have gone through CST since May.
Cdt. Micah D. Peterson, University of Delaware, recipient of the Armed Forces Services Corporation Award, said while challenging, CST is an experience he’s glad to have gone through.
“My experience has been exceptional to be able to finish these 30 days of training, but i’ve learned a lot while I’ve been here and i’m thankful for this opportunity. There have been a lot of ups and downs – a lot of people complain about stuff but in the end it’s been a great opportunity and i’m glad to be able to come out here,” said Peterson
The graduation ceremony events included a Cadet Cannonade, highlighting the values on which the Army stands: Country, Duty and Honor. Also in the lineup was a presentation of awards, Pass in Review, and a speech given by Reviewing Officer and Task Force Warrior Commander Col. Lance Oskey.
2nd Lt. Mark Daily’s family was also in attendance and received a gift on behalf of the entire 10th Regiment of Advanced Camp.
With the graduation of 10th Regiment, Advanced Camp, comes the completion of CST 2016. Most Cadets will return to their respective universities to further their education in the ROTC program. Some Cadets have been commissioned and will proceed to their Basic Officer Leader Courses, but all Cadets will continue on the pursuit to become future officers in the United States Army.