LABELLE, FLORIDA -- Ashlie K. Turner has graduated from the Army ROTC
(Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort
Knox, Ky. The 28-day course is a leadership internship for cadets who
are normally between their sophomore and junior college
years. College students experience and examine the Army without
incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are
eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend
the ROTC Advanced Course at their college.
The Army observes and evaluates cadets to determine their officer
potential in leadership abilities and skills. The cadets are trained
to have a sound understanding of traditional leadership values during
the challenging, motivating "hands-on" training. The training
develops well-disciplined, highly motivated, physically conditioned
students, and helps improve the cadets' self-confidence, initiative,
leadership potential, and collective team cohesion. The cadets
receive training in fundamental military skills, rifle marksmanship,
small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremonies,
communications, and squad-level operations field training.
The cadet is a student at Marion Military Institute, Ala. She is the
daughter of Kenneth L. Turner of Evans Road, and Jackie L. Nesbitt,
both of La Belle, Florida. Turner is a 2006 graduate of La Belle High School.