ROTC’s incoming commander cheers on TCU

first_imgFacebook Linkedin + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivares Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. printTCU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) battalion commander does more than rally his troops, he also pumps up Horned Frog crowds.CDT Lt. Col. Joseph Wilson, a senior criminal justice major, is the incoming ROTC commander and a member to TCU’s cheerleading squad.Joseph Wilson cheering at a TCU volleyball game. Photo courtesy of Joseph Wilson.Wilson said he had never cheered before the fall of 2018. He said he tried out because cheering forces him to smile and be happy, something he doesn’t show while training for the Army.Wilson entered ROTC as a first-year student, who lived at home. He said he didn’t have his license yet, so his mother woke up every morning at 5 to drive him 35 minutes to physical training on campus.He said cheering allows him to be involved in the community-at-large and he wants other cadets to get involved.“Leadership is all about people and so if we’re not helping out the community then that’s not really leadership,” Wilson said.Passing the guidonWilson assumed his latest role Thursday evening when ROTC held the 68th Horned Frog battalion change of command ceremony honoring the outgoing commander and welcoming the senior incoming commander.Commander Joseph Wilson giving a speech to the fellow cadets. Photo courtesy of Cristian Arguetasoto.During the ceremony, there was a transfer of the guidon, which signified trust, as LTC Janine A. Robinson-Turner received it from outgoing Commander John Donoghue and passed it on to Wilson. The guidon embodies the group’s accomplishments and honor.He said his role as commander will allow him to influence future cadets.“It’s my one chance to leave a mark on this program from the top down,” Wilson said. “Hopefully once I leave you can build on that legacy and make one of your own,” he told the other cadets.Ronnie Cunningham, an assistant professor of military science, said he likes the idea of cadets doing more service. He said cadets don’t always take the opportunity to volunteer; however, he’s looking to change that by getting them involved more in outreach programs.“I want to make sure we’re taking care of the community that’s taking care of us,” Cunningham said.Wilson also has a legacy he wants to continue: to fill the shoes of his older brother, a 2010 alumnus who was a battalion command. Boschini questions English-only alert system Twitter Linkedin Carolina Olivares Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium ReddIt Carolina Olivares Previous articleStudent arrested on security breach chargeNext articleFormer student sentenced to six months in British jail Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Boschini pushes to change alert system company TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Carolina Olivares Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more