About Us

MISSION:

6th BDE, USACC partners with universities to recruit, educate, develop, inspire and retain SROTC Cadets in order to commission officers of character for the Total Army; and partners with high schools to conduct JROTC in order to develop citizens of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to our Nation.

VISION:

We are an organization that leads by example with everything that we do. Our dedication to the mission, commitment to improving ourselves and our subordinates, and demonstration of understanding the bigger picture creates an environment of learning, trust, innovation, teamwork, common sense and caring.

Although we are deeply focused on developing Cadets, our Army can rely on us to be its foundation for leader development.

KEY TASKS:

  • We must show Cadets what right looks like through our example
  • We must maintain constant awareness that we are ambassadors for our Army inside of our communities
  • We must develop and enable cadre to accomplish our mission and achieve our vision
  • We must develop SROTC Cadets to meet the demands of the contemporary operating environment
  • We must inspire JROTC Cadets to be productive  members of  society

PRIORITIES:

  • Academic Excellence - SROTC and JROTC
  • Cadet training -- MSIII for Advanced Camp, MSIV to be a 2LT, MSI & II to build the foundation
  • Cadre readiness & preparation for Cadet Summer Training 17
  • MS19 & then MS20 recruitment, MS17 & MS18 retention
  • JROTC oversight & attention

RULES TO LIVE BY:

  • Be positive and professional - dignity and respect, always to all
  • Be a team player - inside and outside of the Titan Brigade
  • Take care of your teammates and take care of yourself
  • Never do anything that is, or could be perceived as, immoral, illegal or unethical
  • Be early, be prepared, and always share information with who needs to know
  • Sponsor and receive new folks, and farewell old-timers as if they were kin
  • Don't be a jerk; never lose your cool with anyone
  • Be safe; always assessing risk, identifying hazards, implementing control measures
  • Treat resources as if you were paying for them yourself

GENERAL JAMES A. VAN FLEET

 

James Alward Van Fleet, (born March 19, 1892, Coytesville, New Jersey, U.S.—died September 23, 1992, Polk City, Florida) U.S. military officer who was a division and corps commander during crucial World War II battles, notably the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, and was commander of U.S. ground forces during much of the Korean War.

Van Fleet graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York (1915), and was commissioned in the infantry. As a major during World War I, he was in charge of a machine gun battalion and saw action at the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He spent most of the interwar years as a training instructor in Kansas, South Dakota, Florida, and California before taking command of the 8th Infantry Regiment in 1941. On June 6, 1944, D-Day of the Normandy Invasion, the 8th went ashore on Utah Beach, and by June 28 it had liberated the port city of Cherbourg. In October Van Fleet, promoted to major general, was given command of the 90th Division, which took part in the Ardennes counteroffensive (Battle of the Bulge) in January 1945. He was then given the III Corps, which in March broke out of the Remagen bridgehead and fought through Germany to Austria.

 

After his distinguished World War II service, Van Fleet worked as deputy chief of staff of the army’s European Command in Frankfurt, West Germany. In 1948 President Harry S. Truman appointed him to direct the military advisory missions to Greece and Turkey, where he played a vital role in the defeat of communist guerrillas.

 

In April 1951 Van Fleet was named to succeed Matthew B. Ridgway as commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, which included all U.S. ground forces as well as South Korean and other units. His command lasted through months of bitter fighting for small tactical advantages while armistice negotiations dragged on. He was promoted to general in July 1951, but he grew impatient with what he viewed as restrictions placed on his army’s ability to fight and was replaced by Maxwell Taylor in February 1953. At that point he retired. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and, his most-prized commendation, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.