DeKALB – Northern Illinois University’s Army ROTC Cadets of the Month for October are Maximilian Ehret, 19, of South Elgin, and Nicholas Wiltsie, 18, of Elgin.
They were assessed on military science class material and military bearing and courtesies. They were also questioned about their goals for the future. Their strong plans for accomplishing their goals and tactfulness were what distinguished them.
Ehret is a sophomore studying geology and participates in the battalion’s rifle team. Wiltsie is a freshman studying physical education who is on the battalion’s Ranger Challenge team, a competitive team that tests physical ability and skills such as marksmanship, hand grenade throwing, and combat first aid. He is training for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, which consists of sprints, high and long jumps, and swim events.