Military Trains Students for School and Army

By the time the clock hits 5:45 a.m., John Arrieta, accounting senior, is up and moving. Forming up for physical training, held in the early hours of the morning three times a week outside the Tulane University gymnasium, Arrieta prepares for the various workouts that the training brings.

Arrieta is a member of the Orleans Battalion chapter of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, a national college program that prepares students to enter the military after graduation. The Orleans Battalion meets on Tulane’s campus, but invites students from eight colleges within New Orleans, including Loyola, to join.

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