Central Students Study Leadership At Fort Knox

Fort Knox is turning out something better than gold this year — young leaders from Central Oahu.

At least five college ROTC students from Mililani and Wahiawa schools have successfully completed the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The 29 days of training made demands on their intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina, even as they were being evaluated as officer material.

The latest graduates of the course are Katelynn Scully (Hanalani 2010), who is an Army Reserve ROTC cadet at UH Manoa; Daquan Wyatt (Leilehua 2011), a UH Manoa ROTC cadet; Devonte Alesna-Redding (Leilehua 2011), a Hawaii Pacific University ROTC cadet; Darius Tre Calma (Mililani 2011), a UH Manoa ROTC cadet; and Adam Weaver (Leilehua 2011), a Rochester Institute of Technology ROTC cadet in New York.

Pending their graduation from college and completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps program, the new leaders will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.