Alex Fan and his fellow Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students engage in an exercise in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Fan describes the purpose of the exercise, which involves operations order and squad tactics.
Fan began his military career by enlisting in the Army National Guard. When he decided to attend college at the University of San Francisco, he enrolled in the school’s ROTC program. Through ROTC, students take classes in leadership development and military skills, and they must also apply what they have learned in field exercises.