Dean Loy Jumps With Golden Knights at Fort Knox

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Jumping out of a plane at 13,500 feet (2.5 miles) gave University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies Dean Marty Loy quite a rush … and a better understanding of what UW-Stevens Point ROTC cadets go through each summer. Loy was among a select group of representatives from universities across the United States who acted as ambassadors during a Center of Influence (COI) tour at Fort Knox, Ky., June 12-15. [View Photos]

In addition to the jump, Loy completed a high-ropes course and classroom leadership sessions to aid in better understanding what Cadet Summer Training (CST) is and how Pointer cadets benefit from the training they receive at CST. Ambassadors learned aspects of the physical and mental challenges the cadets face during the training and tools to help improve the programs.

Loy had the honor of jumping out of the plane with a member of the Golden Knights Tandem Team, a group responsible for bringing the exhilarating experience of free fall to soldiers and other VIPs all over the country. Some of their notable passengers include President George H.W. Bush, Chuck Norris, Bill Murray, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Tiger Woods.

Cadet Summer Training brings 8,200 cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the cadets. UW-Stevens Point has been included on G.I. Jobs’ list of Military Friendly Schools for seven straight years.