Recruits prepare for a Homecoming review and retreat parade
By Sean Markey
Photographs by Karen Kasmauski
The Norwich Record | Winter 2020
Third Battalion, Second Company Corps of Cadets recruits Michaela Hartz ’23, Kimberly Cunningham ’23, and Madison Etherton ’23 prepare for a Friday afternoon review and retreat over Homecoming weekend.
The Alumni Hall barracks roommates are all criminal justice majors. A four-year national ROTC scholarship winner, Hartz plans to commission into the Army after graduation. Cunningham was born in Jamaica and raised in the island parish of Manchester. She moved to the U.S. in 2017 and served in the Air Force before enrolling at Norwich. Etherton is a native of Johnstown, N.Y. She hopes to become a state police officer after graduation.
“They know what they’re doing. They’re great kids,” says 1st Sgt. Caleb Miller ’21 (not pictured), a Marine option Navy ROTC midshipman from Phoenix, Ariz. “They learn well. We have a great NCO staff, as well. I’m very proud of them.”
Staff Sgt. Cameron Reed reviews 3-2’s rooks and offers stern words. “Take your collars and flatten them out right now. I don’t know why your collars look like crap. Hurry up Piper! What time did I say get on the wall, yesterday?”
“1600,” Cunningham says.
“I didn’t ask you, Cunningham! I said 1645, not 1600! So why are you late? Not a good way to be starting off this weekend 3-2. Get outside and form a platoon. Ready.” SM