USF Students Stand Out at Warrior Forge

Two ROTC Cadets attend the 2013 U.S. Army Leader Development and Assessment Course.


Nicholas Huether. Photo by Heather Cortright.


Special to USF News


JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (July 8, 2013) – University of South Florida ROTC students Nicholas Huether and Cedric Street are spending their summer training at the Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge 2013  – and embracing all the toughness and tradition for which the Army is known.


Cedric Street. Photo by Cydney McFarland.

Warrior Forge, which consists of individual and leadership training programs, is the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States and takes place at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.


Huether, criminology major, took first place among male cadets in the 6th Regiment Army physical fitness test. The test is broken down in to three parts: a two-mile run, two-minute push-up and two-minute sit-up.


Street, who has a long history of family members serving in the military, is attending LDAC to further his development as a future Army leader, make new friends and cultivate networking opportunities. He also is following in a great family tradition.


Street, a communications major, joins all of his mother’s siblings in the military and follows in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


“My family has been a big, big factor in my future to take up arms to serve our country,” said Street. “They’ve been the sole driver in everything I do.


 “… I want to become a career officer in the future,” said Street. “I’m in this for the long haul.”


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Photo by Heather Cortright.