MOAACC Veterans Conduct ‘Fireside Chats’ With Florida Tech ROTC Panther Battalion

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Four veterans were invited to share lessons, tips and experiences

The Florida Tech ROTC Panther Battalion recently conducted a camp field training exercise for cadets in Malabar. The field exercise included patrol base operations, squad tactics, day and night land navigation and “fireside chats” withy Army Veterans. (MOAACCimage)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Tech ROTC Panther Battalion recently conducted a camp field training exercise for cadets in Malabar.

The field exercise included patrol base operations, squad tactics, day and night land navigation and “fireside chats” withy Army Veterans.

Four veterans were invited to share lessons, tips, and experiences they learned over their military careers with the cadets.

The veterans—all retired members of the U.S. Army—were Command Sergeant Major Gary Baura, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Faulkender, Colonel Tony Deane, and Colonel Steve Bond.

They shared their combined experiences of over 100 years of military service, stretching from wars and military operations in Vietnam, the Cold War era, Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, to on-going operations in the war on terror.

Faulkender, Deane, and Bond are members of the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC) Speakers Bureau.

The MOAACC Speakers Bureau offers a community service to area organizations and clubs by providing information on military service, patriotism, leadership, military and U.S. history.

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“Over the course of our military careers, we all benefited from mentors providing us with hard-learned knowledge, guiding us, and sharing their experiences – this is one way we can ‘pay it forward’ with the future generation of Army leaders,” said Retired Army Colonel Steve Bond.

LTC Jimmy Crook, Professor of Military Science at Florida Tech, thanked the veterans for providing invaluable information to the cadets.

For more information about the MOAACC Speakers Bureau, CLICK HERE

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