Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Pack your rucksack: USI's 10th annual Norwegian Road March planned for October 29
Contact for more information:
Outreach & Engagement
Initiated by Dr. Nils I. Johansen, retired Norwegian Artillery Reserve Officer and USI University Division advisor, the Norwegian Road March provides cadets with a rare opportunity to obtain a foreign military badge.
"When USI began the ROTC program in 2001, I knew I wanted to help bring something special to the program," Johansen said. "The Norwegian Road March is a boot camp tradition for Norwegian soldiers and would be a great challenge for cadets."
Cadets and soldiers who complete the road march in an allotted amount of time will be awarded a certificate and the bronze badge for finishing, a silver badge after finishing four marches, and a gold badge after completing eight marches. Participants may register individually or as part of a four-member team.
Civilians may participate in the road march but must provide their own uniform, rucksack, and frame. Clothing should be similar to a military uniform. No jogging shorts or jogging shoes are allowed. Those who complete the march within the set guidelines will receive a Norwegian Road March certificate.
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Registration, which includes lunch and a T-shirt, is $30 until Friday, October 14 and $35 after. A portion of the registrations will benefit the USI ROTC program.
To register for the road march, contact USI Division of Outreach and Engagement at 812/464-1989 or 800/467-8600. Registrations can also be completed online at https://www.usi.edu/extserv/ssl/regform.asp with course number ROTC186.
For more information, contact Captain Joel Matherly, operations officer and assistant professor of military science for USI ROTC, at 812/461-5302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.