Ti­mothy Bos­dell joins Corps of Cadets at Univer­sity of North Ge­or­gia

Calhoun Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

DAHLONEGA, GA ( 08/ 29/ 2018)-Fresh­man Re­cruit Ori­en­ta­tion Group (FROG) Week, which ran Aug. 12-18, marked the tran­si­tion of more than 200 in­com­ing fresh­men, in­clud­ing Ti­mothy Bos­dell of Fair­mount, GA, in the Corps of Cadets from civil­ians to cadets at UNG, one of six se­nior mil­i­tary col­leges in the na­tion.

FROG Week is a tra­di­tion dat­ing back to at least the 1960s at UNG. Re­tired Maj. Richard Neikirk, as­sis­tant com­man­dant of cadets at UNG, said about a third of those par­tic­i­pat­ing are com­pletely new to the mil­i­tary ex­pe­ri­ence, while the rest have Ju­nior Re­serve Of­fi­cer Train­ing Corps (JROTC) ex­pe­ri­ence.

Neikirk said the train­ing helps in­com­ing cadets learn about time man­age­ment, aca­demic ex­pec­ta­tions, room stan­dards, dis­ci­pline, rap­pelling, road march­ing, and sim­ply the right and wrong way to do things. He said “we treat them all the same” and see how each cadet de­vel­ops from there.

Po­si­tioned in the fastest- grow­ing re­gion of the state, the Univer­sity of North Ge­or­gia com­prises five cam­puses united by a sin­gle mis­sion fo­cused on aca­demic ex­cel­lence and aca­demic and co- cur­ric­u­lar pro­grams that de­velop stu­dents into lead­ers for a di­verse and global so­ci­ety. The Univer­sity of North Ge­or­gia is a Univer­sity Sys­tem of Ge­or­gia lead­er­ship in­sti­tu­tion and is The Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Ge­or­gia. With more than 20,000 stu­dents, the Univer­sity of North Ge­or­gia is the state’s sixth- largest pub­lic univer­sity. The univer­sity of­fers more than 100 pro­grams of study rang­ing from cer­tifi­cate and as­so­ciate de­grees to pro­fes­sional doc­toral pro­grams.

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