Becoming Multilingual through Project GO

Cadet Amaning stands proudly beside a US Flag
Cadet Amaning discusses his training in the ROTC program, trips to Pittsburgh and San Diego, and offers advice for future students.

Richard Amaning ’24

Military Science & Communication

How would you describe your academic experience?
I would say my academic experience has been a blessing, I made new connections, friends and more opportunities because of the choices I made through academic. I am not only gaining an academic degree but becoming more knowledgeable in subjects I never imagined

How has your academic experience at Brockport impacted your future plans?
My academic experience has greatly impacted my future plans. Through Army ROTC, I have a clear path of what I intend to be. I know now how to apply myself and achieve my goals. 

Is there a specific course that stands out? If yes, why?
I would say Military Science and Physical Training (strength and conditioning):

Through PT, I am able to challenge myself physically and mentally via exercising with my peers. Waking up early in the morning is difficult, but it shows my superiors a higher level of commitment.

Through military science, I gain multiple attributes which influences my lifestyle at SUNY Brockport and in my future, including leadership and confidence, which helped me form the person I am today.

What would you tell a future student interested in your field of study?
To anyone who is taking the Army ROTC route (or not): enjoy and seize every moment. We only have 4 years of this amazing journey. 

What are your future plans after graduation?
My plan is to become an Army Officer in the United States Army. Hopefully, I can work the  medical field during my career as an officer. 

Have you taken part in any research/internships? Please list all and tell us about each one.
I studied Russian and Portuguese throughout Project Go.

I was given a scholarship to study Russian at the University of Pittsburgh for 8 weeks in 2021.

I am currently studying Portuguese at University of California San Diego for the next 10 weeks.

Anything else you want to share about Brockport?
Love Brockport, not only it is a school but it is a community where people are kind and caring.

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Posted: July 27, 2022