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Department of History : Staff Rides



2016 Department of History Staff Rides and AIADs

2016 Poster


2016 Department of History Staff Rides and AIADs:
  Click on the .pdf file below for individual posters advertising each of the 2016 Staff Ride and AIAD opportunities sponsored or co-sponsored by the Department of History.
2016 History Staff Rides and AIADs
Applications: Click on the .pdf file below for the consolidated application for 2016 Spring Break and AIAD opportunities.  Read the instructions on the form for details on submitting your application.  Before submitting your application, save the file using this naming convention: "John Doe 2016 Application" replacing John Doe with your first and last name.  DEADLINE: 30 OCTOBER 2015
2016 Application

A staff ride offers the opportunity for cadets to study a campaign or historical events in a classroom environment, experience the terrain of the actual battlefield or immerse themselves in a foreign culture to improve their understanding of the events that took place, and integrate the lessons learned from the combination of classroom and field study. All cadets are allowed to participate, although preference is given to History majors and concentrators, and to cadets with language proficiency in the region of study. Many cadets apply to fill a limited number of seats on each staff ride, and some apply for several years before being selected. Cadets learn about the campaign as a group and research various aspects of the campaign as individuals, giving presentations during the classroom and the field study phases of the staff ride. Staff ride participants regularly comment that the experience of presenting their research on the actual battlefield is one of the most memorable of their cadet careers.


 

 
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