News | April 6, 2022

DLA Disposition Services supports ROTC winter training in New Hampshire

By Jeff Landenberger DLA Disposition Services

Equipment acquired from the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services was used to help educate and train the next generation of military officers at the University of New Hampshire.

The equipment was acquired by the University ‘s ROTC unit and used to train the cadets during their Friday night labs. 

An ROTC student is dressed in an Army camouflage uniform with snow on the ground
ROTC Cadet Kyle Cotoia, from the Southern New Hampshire University, performs the duties of Squad leader for a platoon mission against an opposition force. Cotoia and the rest of the cadets in his ROTC unit take part in these operations to instill confidence in their capabilities and develop their leadership skills.
An ROTC student is dressed in an Army camouflage uniform with snow on the ground
Squad leader
ROTC Cadet Kyle Cotoia, from the Southern New Hampshire University, performs the duties of Squad leader for a platoon mission against an opposition force. Cotoia and the rest of the cadets in his ROTC unit take part in these operations to instill confidence in their capabilities and develop their leadership skills.
Photo By: Cadet Caitlin Morgan
VIRIN: 220131-O-AA987-008
“Every Friday night we hold what we call a Lab, training that takes place on campus but once a semester we have an overnight exercise,” said Army Lt. Col. Andrew Ruszkiewicz who is serving as a Professor of Military Science.

The unit had never used DLA Disposition Services as a source of supply, but Ruszkiewicz brought the knowledge of using Disposition Service as a source of supply.

He added that he had used DLA Disposition Services at other duty stations and found it a useful option to stretch a tight budget. 

“We get all types of equipment from DLA Disposition Services to support our mission,” Ruszkiewicz said. Including Tents, heaters and gloves for his 150 cadets. 

Two ROTC students dressed in Army winter uniforms, one of the students is using a radio. Snow is on the ground.
ROTC Cadets from the University of Southern New Hampshire University take part in a weekend long training exercise. Cadet Jack S Starkwearther operates as the units Radio Transmission Officer with guidance from Cadet Lane Walker. The were taking part in the exercise to gain familiarity and expertise with communication operations. Photo by Cadet Caitlin Morgan
Two ROTC students dressed in Army winter uniforms, one of the students is using a radio. Snow is on the ground.
Radio
ROTC Cadets from the University of Southern New Hampshire University take part in a weekend long training exercise. Cadet Jack S Starkwearther operates as the units Radio Transmission Officer with guidance from Cadet Lane Walker. The were taking part in the exercise to gain familiarity and expertise with communication operations. Photo by Cadet Caitlin Morgan
Photo By: Cadet Caitlin Morgan
VIRIN: 220131-O-AA987-007
The labs help Ruszkiewicz’s cadets gain experience, instill confidence and develop their leadership capabilities.