The following message was sent to the SDSU campus community and various groups pertaining to ROTC training this weekend on the South Dakota State University campus:
SDSU's U.S. Army ROTC detachment will be conducting tactical training on campus from 5 a.m. April 13 to 11 a.m. April 14th. The bulk of the training will occur between 5 a.m. and midnight April 13. The training is in support of critical requirements that U.S. Army ROTC cadets must have to complete their program. Typically this training occurs on a military base, but due to the weather it is restricted to campus.
Training will consist of groups of 10 to 12 cadets in uniform moving across campus in open areas and between buildings, but not next to buildings. Cadets will be carrying mock military rifles and rocket launchers which look real but are made of solid heavy rubber. These items have no moving parts and are not able to fire. Instructors will be wearing florescent vests and highly visible.
University students and employees, the University Police Department, local law enforcement agencies and the media have been alerted that the training will occur.
We appreciate your support of our SDSU U.S. Army ROTC students and leaders.