Hogsten graduates Army ROTC

Kimberly D. Hogsten, a student at Marshall University, Huntington, Va., has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) at Fort Knox, Ky.

CIET is a 30-day outcome-driven event that trains and educates cadets on basic military tasks, and builds a foundation to establish the critical thinking skills necessary to become a US Army officer. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises 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, decision making, and collective team cohesion.

The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, Army values, ethics, Warrior ethos, basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremony, communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation, and squad-level operations field training.

Hogsten is the daughter of James D. Hogsten of Columbia, S.C., and granddaughter of Loretta F. Evans of Flatwoods, Ky.

She is a 2010 graduate of a home school program in Flatwoods, Ky.