– Sharif Faruque, a Florida Institute of Technology graduate student and Flushing resident, earned a summer internship with the Corps of Engineers at Fort
Lee, Va. An aerospace engineer, working on his master’s degree in engineering management, Faruque assisted with two major multi-million-dollar engineering
“Cadet Faruque frequently called upon his engineering knowledge and used his engineering software skills to test design ideas,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Tate,
Florida Tech professor of military science.
Cadet Faruque also was one of 18 Florida Institute of Technology Army ROTC cadets who displayed their technical, tactical and leadership skills this
summer. By obtaining the highest average scores inland navigation, basic rifle marksmanship and the Army physical fitness test, the cadets ranked number 1
in their geographical region. They beat every other ROTC program in the states of Florida and Georgia at the annual National Advanced Leadership Camp
(NALC) experience in Ft. Lewis, Wash.
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.