100 years after the establishment of ROTC, Mines’ program remains a national stand-out.

Sixteen miles into the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March, Army ROTC Cadet Parker Bolstad felt his quads seize up, and he collapsed to his knees. He was clad in a full military uniform and boots, a 40-pound pack on his back. The blazing sun beat down on him, and the hot desert sand of New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range made the 80-degree day feel like 100. He was dehydrated and exhausted. But when
a four-wheeler loaded
with National Guardsmen drove up to pull him off the course, Bolstad instead filled his water bottle and kept running…  Read more…