Preparing to Heal Soldiers’ Spiritual Wounds
Wednesday Oct 19 2022
Despite knowing almost nothing about the military, Chaim Zuniga followed a prompting and joined BYU’s Army ROTC program, which is hosted through the BYU Marriott School of Business. Now, Zuniga—who credits God for his life’s direction—plans to become a United States Army chaplain so he can help others spiritually.
Sharing Lessons Learned in Afghanistan
Thursday Aug 18 2022
During his early career in the United States military, Master Sergeant Wesley Gipson served multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan under the harshest and most demanding of circumstances. At the time of his deployments, Gipson could not have predicted that he would later share what he learned from those experiences with young cadets as the newest senior military science instructor at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
An Oath to Support and Defend
Wednesday Aug 03 2022
The BYU Army and Air Force ROTC programs held three commissioning ceremonies during April and May 2022. The Air Force ceremony recognized 13 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Air Force, and the two Army ceremonies recognized a total of 18 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Army.
11 Cadets, One Big Accomplishment
Friday Jul 29 2022
Strapped in full gear, weapons, and backpacks, 11 BYU Army ROTC cadets hauled themselves up the steepest hills and terrain to finish the first day of the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. As the cadets, who are from the BYU Army ROTC program hosted by the BYU Marriott School of Business, started to approach the end of the last task, a cadet from the team ahead became injured, falling behind. The BYU students stopped to help this competitor finish the rest of the challenge.
Becoming a Citizen of the World
Sunday May 15 2022
Some say constantly moving is a downside of being in the United States Army, but for Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller, moving around the world is one of the most wonderful gifts his military service has given him. His time in the army has allowed him to experience people and places that his younger self never imagined.
Coming Full Circle
Wednesday Apr 27 2022
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were life changing for 13-year-old Nathan Christiansen. That day, and the events that followed for years after, would inspire Christiansen to serve his country. Since completing the ROTC program at BYU, which operates under BYU Marriott, in 2012, Christiansen has been serving in the United States Army.
Following in the Footsteps of His Leaders
Monday Mar 14 2022
While growing up in a military family, Roland Griffith was also surrounded by members of the military who served as his leaders in youth programs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The influence of these leaders inspired him to join the United States Army. Now, as the operations officer for the Army ROTC program at BYU, which is operated by the BYU Marriott School of Business, Griffith is committed to being a similar role model for his cadets.
Inviting All to the Table
Friday Jan 07 2022
When Scott Lovejoy was a newly enlisted medic in the United States Army, he received a surprise visit from his father. The conversation that took place during this visit was a turning point in the 18-year-old's life, reminding him who he was and how important faith was. This experience, along with his time spent in the Army ROTC program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, ultimately led Lovejoy to his career as a chaplain.
Black Hawk Helicopters Wow Onlookers as They Land on Campus
Thursday Dec 16 2021
Family and friends clapped with excitement and joy as Army Black Hawk helicopters approached BYU campus during a ROTC event in October.
Former Prisoner of War Speaks to BYU ROTC Cadets on Veterans Day
Thursday Dec 09 2021
On November 11, 2021, the BYU Air Force and Army ROTC at the BYU Marriott School of Business commemorated Veterans Day through a wreath-laying ceremony and presidential review.
BYU Army ROTC Lives Up to Legacy of Past BYU ROTC Sandhurst Teams
Friday Jul 02 2021
A group of BYU Army ROTC students finished tenth out of forty-four teams in the April 2021 Sandhurst Challenge at West Point, New York. Competing against leading ROTC programs from around the country, BYU Army ROTC cadets pushed past their limits and used their military skills to complete an extreme competition, testing both their physical and mental capacities.
BYU Marriott Aerospace Studies Program Manager Erin Ricks Receives Air Force, University Awards
Monday Apr 26 2021
Erin Ricks, BYU Marriott’s Department of Aerospace Studies program manager at the BYU Marriott School of Business, recently received three Air Force and BYU awards recognizing her for her efforts and dedication to leadership in helping to improve and uplift the BYU US Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Since joining the program, Ricks has accomplished several firsts for the BYU ROTC programs as a nonmilitary program director.
‘I Saw Myself in Them’
Wednesday Feb 10 2021
Whether he’s flying helicopters across Afghanistan and Iraq or running 100-mile ultramarathons, United States Army Major Jeff Timmons applies lessons about self-improvement and adhering to his values that he learned at BYU Marriott School of Business.
Choosing Her Influence
Tuesday Dec 01 2020
Brigham Young University ROTC student Kenna Brown, from Centerville, Utah, is one of only twenty-one women cadets in the BYU Army ROTC program. After watching military heroes during her childhood, Brown aspired to become an Army nurse, and she is committed to serving and healing others as they did.
Air Force and Army ROTC Hold 9/11 Vigil Amid COVID-19
Saturday Nov 07 2020
In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, members from the BYU Army and Air Force ROTC joined together to reflect and honor the fallen.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Military Science Department Chair
Monday Aug 31 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller as the new department chair for the Department of Military Science and as the director of BYU’s Army ROTC program. Miller’s last assignment was in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was the military intelligence majors assignment officer for the US Army Human Resources Command. Miller took over for Lt. Col. Forrest V. Cook on 29 June 2020.
A Future of Military Service: BYU Air Force and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies
Tuesday Jun 16 2020
On 23 April 2020, five BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadets commissioned into the US Army in person at BYU during individual small ceremonies broadcast over Facebook Live while ten additional cadets commissioned in a group commissioning ceremony via virtual conference call. In addition to these fifteen Army ROTC cadets, Air Force ROTC cadets will commission into the Air Force on 15 May through virtual conference calls or in-person with audiences of less than ten people.
BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean
Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.
From Finance to Flight
Wednesday May 13 2020
BYU Marriott finance alum Trevor Findlay treasures a clear memory from his early childhood: eagerly looking up to the sky, waiting for jets to fly by. He was at one of many air shows that his grandfather, then a vice president at Boeing, had taken him to—a bonding activity they both loved. Findlay also often found himself admiring a collection of model planes in his grandfather's home office. Findlay's fascination with aviation and the bond he had created with his grandfather would eventually lead him to his future career as a pilot.
From Jungle Survival to ROTC Leader
Wednesday Apr 15 2020
For some people, a three-week visit to Hawaii may be the perfect chance to relax and enjoy the beach. However, for BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadet Garrett Falk, his time in Hawaii was an opportunity to develop survival skills.