Port St. Lucie Resident Earns Pentagon Internship
– Jesse L. Rostveit, of Port St. Lucie, was one of 18 Florida Institute of Technology Army ROTC cadets who displayed their technical, tactical and
leadership skills this summer at the annual National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) experience in Ft. Lewis, Wash.
By obtaining the highest average scores in land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship and the Army physical fitness test, the cadets ranked number 1 in
their geographical region, the states of Florida and Georgia.
Cadet Rostveit, a senior majoring in communications, also earned a summer position in the U.S. Army Media Relations Dept. at the Pentagon in Washington,
At the Pentagon, Rostveit worked as an Army spokesman handling media queries and attending Army-related press conferences. Rostveit also met Secretary of
Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, and was given private tours of the White House and the U.S. Capitol.
The mission of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The program is open to male and female
full-time students enrolled in four-year bachelor’s degree programs. The program covers military fundamentals common to all branches of the service.