The Corps of Cadets sent 78 students on three Corps of Cadets International Excursions in May 2018. These cadets traveled to Australia, Brazil, and England-France and experienced different countries and cultures through the lens of the 4 Elements of National Power: Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economics, while also examining the impact of Religion and Culture in each country. The cadets gained a greater understanding of the global challenges facing our nation in countries strategically crucial to the US, while also expanding their global awareness, cultural knowledge, and leadership skills. Next year we will continue this exciting, high impact program with three more excursions to Germany-Poland, Ukraine-Georgia, and Israel planned. These excursions are relatively free to our cadets (the only requirement is for them to have a passport and pay a nominal processing fee), are highly competitive, and extremely educational.
To add to the experiences available in the Global Initiatives Program, we sponsored a group of 12 cadets on a 6-day excursion of our nation’s capital over Spring Break. The cadets explored elements of our national power while also partaking in studying many aspects of our government and our history. The cadets enjoyed Washington, DC and especially enjoyed their time with Aggies who live and work in the capital area.