Army Military Police give K-9 demonstration to NMU students


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MARQUETTE — It was on-the-job training for ROTC cadets at N.M.U. as part of a demonstration from a team stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

By watching one Military Police German Shepard named Bratt, the students got to explore various positions and opportunities within the Army.
Through different approaches, those in attendance were able to witness just how skilled this canine soldier is…
“The Army is very similar to the city, county, state, federal level service. So basically we come in and we show the similarities and also the differences between how the Army works with their dogs, and how other like civilian agencies work with their dogs as well,” Sergeant First Class Patrick Matheny said, a U.S. Army ROTC Cadet at Northern Michigan University.
There are around 150 job opportunities besides infantry in the Army, with military police being one of them. Today was a chance for students to interact with active duty soldiers instead of just speaking with their local recruiters.
NMU hopes to make this a yearly event. The demonstration team will be at Marquette Senior High Shool tomorrow.
If you’re interested in learning more, the US Army & Army Reserve Recruiting Center is located at 535 County Rd in Marquette, across the street from Target. They are open 5-6 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can also visit the U.S. Army website at

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