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|President Wants More ROTC Enrollees|
|Topic Started: May 25 2012, 09:54 PM (407 Views)|
|ayoshi||May 25 2012, 09:54 PM Post #1|
MANILA, Philippines --- Concerned by the dwindling number of military reserves, President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday encouraged the Filipino college students to enroll in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program to help in the country’s security operations and territorial defense.
Aquino, in his speech, emphasized that the ROTC program seeks to train the youth to become civic or military leaders whom could be called upon in cases the services are needed.
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|irichnotinheaven||Aug 17 2012, 06:28 AM Post #2|
|General Marshall, one of the outstanding US generals during World War 2, exerted all his efforts to expand the reserves and even if threat was not imminent, declared that time to be an emergency situation, and was able to reduce the damage caused by the Japanese during Pearl Harbour invasion.|
|"Anybody who does not know how to forgive his/her brethren is worse than a MURDERER and God shall never forgive"-Bible. Kudos to all staff and moderators of PDFF.|
|wily_pest||Sep 2 2012, 03:24 AM Post #3|
To gain more ROTC recruits, I believe that the govt. should offer more incentives to young men and a limited no. of women such as:
1. Provide some limited govt. benefits such as deductions on personal taxes, limited medical benefits and dental or lower co-payment, govt. backed discounts on vacation resorts, stores, restaurants, priority in job hiring specially govt. jobs, civilian or law enforcement as long as physically and academically qualified etc. etc.
2. Make the training more exiting by providing military excursions and firearm shooting, firearm contests, assembly/dis-assembly contests, actual naval tours for naval ROTC and visits to other bases with R&R (Rest & Relaxation) in the provinces visited, touring the neighboring missile bases, naval bases, PAF bases.
3. For 'esprit de corps', uniforms should be as fancy as regular class military uniforms, complete with the same paraphenelias (excuse my spelling), but less of marching but more of actual field or class teaching truly applicable for training for combat and military discipline. They should have 2 uniforms (no cheap hats pls.), 1 camoflage type for field training, the other for indoor lecture, tours and parades. Govt. should provide for uniforms and new boots.
4. Trainers should impose discipline but must be conscious of the fact that they have volunteers and should show real professionalism and fairness to obtain better retention.
4a. Govt. should pay for incidentals incurred such as personal transportation and snacks during the training period.
5. For those who continue on as active reserves, more benefits should be given and some monetary allowances provided.
6. Graduation day should be made public and grand with a parade as well as for a memorable family day, for photo ops.
The ROTC system will have to be revamped to make it more interesting but truly effective for young adults, and AFP should put ads on campus on the 'thrills and frills' of being a cadet.
What the country will get in the long run will be well trained and confident leaders and doers ready to defend the country.
Edited by wily_pest, Sep 2 2012, 03:42 AM.
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