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Kern County Devil Pups seeks interested high school, college-age students

It’s that time of the year again! As we have done in the past, we are hosting an informational presentation for high school and college-age young men, women and their parents who would like to learn about Naval ROTC Scholarships to pay for college and to serve in the military.

Midshipman 2nd Class Travis Sturckow, from Tehachapi, is a Junior at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the NROTC. He graduated from Devil Pups in 2018 and will be providing a brief presentation on NROTC basics: how to apply, daily life, career opportunities and more.

The presentation will be conducted at the Kern County veterans Service Dept., 1120 Golden State Ave. in Bakersfield on Saturday, Dec. 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. Space is limited and we recommend making a reservation by sending an email to [email protected]

United States Marines were given the name “Devil Dogs” in World War I by enemy troops they were fighting due to their accomplishments on the battlefield and “never give up” spirit. The Devil Pups name is derived from this rich Marine Corps history. Statistically, approximately 23% of Devil Pups graduates choose to enter the military, another 18% enter law enforcement or other first responder careers, but most all of them count their experience with Devil Pups as a major factor in their life decisions that led to their success as adults. Several of our graduates have been accepted at renowned colleges, universities, ROTC colleges and universities and military academies including West Point and Annapolis.

Questions or need for clarification, contact Taylor at [email protected] or (661) 332-8394.

“Devil Pups is a good-citizenship development program serving the youth of America since 1954.”