Army Cadet Nino R. Foley has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
Foley is a 2010 graduate of Ashland High School and a student at University Of Oregon.
He is the son of Veronica Owen and Thomas Foley, both of Ashland.
The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer.
College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college.
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.