Three local residents were among more than 200 cadets who began their time as University of North Georgia cadets with Freshman Recruit Orientation Group Week from Aug. 15-21.
FROG Week marks the transition from civilian to military life within UNG’s Corps of Cadets.
The following local cadets completed FROG Week: Stillman Blaylock of Cedartown, Brandon Clark of Rockmart, and Justin Howard of Rockmart.
Cadet leaders plan and execute all corps events, including FROG Week, with the oversight of the commandant staff. UNG is one of six senior military colleges in the nation and commissions more than 100 officers into the Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserves each year.
Cadet Col. Ryan Jones, a senior from Richmond, Virginia, pursuing a degree in strategic and security studies, is the brigade commander who leads the more than 725 cadets enrolled at UNG. He said the knowledge and experiences gained in FROG Week help integrate the newcomers into the corps.
“FROG Week offers us a great opportunity to bring in our new freshmen and build a team with our cadet leaders,” Jones said. “These older cadets give FROGs role models to look up to as they adjust to the leadership laboratory of the corps.”
Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.
The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.