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Ranger Club Competes

GMC’s Ranger Club Competes in Army Ten-Miler

(Milledgeville, GA) January 6, 2006 – The GMC Junior College Ranger Club recently participated in the Army Ten-Miler, America\’s largest annual ten-mile road race and the Army\’s premier running event. Renown for its espirit de corps, competition, and runner support, this traditional Army event, held in Washington, D.C., attracted nearly 20,000 participants this year.

MAJ Fred Eaton, GMC Assistant Professor of Military Science and Ranger Club Advisor, said, “Due to a security breech after the race had begun, the running course was modified to 11.2 miles and although there were no official running times due to the incident, the cadets represented Georgia Military College magnificently.” The cadets trained with MAJ Eaton from 5:45 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. Monday through Saturday for the first seven weeks of school to prepare for the event. Besides running four to eight miles each day, the cadets also did many other exercises to help them prepare physically.

MAJ Eaton said the GMC Ranger Club continues to seek scholar athletes who want to learn more about military history and to have fun through athletic competitions. Six of the seven club members who were chosen to attend this trip to Washington D.C. are in GMC’s Early Commissioning Program and will receive their commissions as 2nd lieutenants in May 2006.

Pictured, left to right: James Morgan, Justin Cajero, Jason Glow (Mercer University), MAJ Fred Eaton, Steve Viteri, Marcus Rusek, and Matthew Ivey.