Altoona RS helps with homework

Rebecca Milliron, a freshman from Syracuse University, interviews Staff Sgt. Tim Brown, the Altoona Recruiting Station Commander, about Reserve Officer Training Corps March 18 at the station in Altoona, Pa. U.S. Army photo by Christine June.

By Christine June
Harrisburg Bn A&PA

ALTOONA, Pa. — A class assignment for a Syracuse University freshman gave Staff Sgt. Tim Brown a chance to talk about educational opportunities in the U.S. Army.

The freshman, Rebbecca Milliron conducted a 10-minute video interview with Brown at the Altoona Recruiting Station, located in Altoona, Pa.

“(This video interview) was a combat multiplier in getting the message out,” said Brown, who is the station commander of the Altoona Recruiting Station. “I think it was 100 percent effective.”

Most of the eight questions were about the Reserve Officer Training Corps. This video project was an assignment for her multi-media film class.

“It’s about our ROTC program,” said Milliron, who added that she interviewed several officers from her university’s ROTC program. “I am here to see the other side of the Army.”

She was looking for information on what other avenues or choices were available to those at her university who did not want to join ROTC.

Brown added that this video presentation also plays into the U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s “synergy” with ROTC.

A native of Altoona, Milliron said the presentation is due at the end of the month, and will be viewed by her professor as well as, the ROTC officers she interviewed.

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Welcome to the United States Army Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion. The “Steel” battalion is a proud organization dedicated to supporting the important mission of recruiting for “America’s Army.” Your assignment as a recruiter in the great state of Pennsylvania will be an extremely challenging and rewarding experience for you, both professionally and personally. With over 200 community-based professionals located in communities throughout Pennsylvania who share the same concerns as do all responsible citizens regarding the future of America’s youth. In particular, we want to help students stay in school, remain drug-free, be physically fit, and realize their potential to become productive members of society.
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