New cadet recruits join UNG Corps of Cadets

Press release from readmedia newswires

DAHLONEGA, GA (08/29/2018)– Freshman Recruit Orientation Group (FROG) Week, which ran Aug. 12-18, marked the transition of more than 200 incoming freshmen in the Corps of Cadets from civilians to cadets at UNG, one of six senior military colleges in the nation. FROG Week is a tradition dating back to at least the 1960s at UNG.

Ayomide Adekola of Loganville (30052)

Sebastian Colvin of Loganville (30052)

FROG Week is a tradition dating back to at least the 1960s at UNG. Retired Maj. Richard Neikirk, assistant commandant of cadets at UNG, said about a third of those participating are completely new to the military experience, while the rest have Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) experience.

Neikirk said the training helps incoming cadets learn about time management, academic expectations, room standards, discipline, rappelling, road marching, and simply the right and wrong way to do things. He said “we treat them all the same” and see how each cadet develops from there.

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

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