LHU ROTC Cadet Jamie DiMartile
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Army ROTC Cadet Jamie DiMartile, a sophomore at Lock Haven University, has been selected for participation in the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2009 Cadet Culture and Language Immersion Internship in Argentina.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
DiMartile studied Spanish for three years in high school. Her internship in Argentina will have a humanitarian focus in addition to intensive study of Spanish. She said, “I have always wanted to travel and see the world. This opportunity is especially great, because I can do some good at the same time.” In preparation for her internship in Argentina, she is using Rosetta Stone online to “get back into Spanish.”
At Lock Haven University, DiMartile is active in Sigma Kappa sorority, which, she said, “is constantly doing service activities in the community.” Recent service events have benefited the Lock Haven women’s shelter, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and Multiple Sclerosis research. She said she is looking forward to doing community service in another country.
DiMartile participates in Ranger Challenge during the fall semester at Fort Indian Town Gap. The competition consists of ten events, including rope bridge, assembly and disassembly of weapons, obstacle course, a six mile “ruck march” (running with a full backpack), and shooting.
Her trip to Argentina will be DiMartile’s first opportunity to travel to another country. Since receiving notification of her acceptance for the internship, DiMartile has received “a lot of encouragement and support” from the instructors and cadets in ROTC, and from the LHU campus as a whole.
DiMartile’s Argentina internship is scheduled for May 30 to June 20, 2009. She must report to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on May 30.
A Criminal Justice major, DiMartile is planning to make a career in the military. She hopes to serve in the military police.
DiMartile is the daughter of Karen and John DiMartile of Enola, Pa.