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ROTC cadets undergoing biometrics and forensic training at NFSTC facility

Twelve Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets are currently undergoing biometric and forensic science training at the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo, Florida.

Over the course of the two-week Biometric and Forensic Internship training program, the cadets will receive hands-on training in biometric and forensic science, which has become a significant growth area in both field combat and special operations.

The internship will provide cadets with basic forensic training and hands-on practice in applying crime scene investigation tactics at NFSTC’s training facility, where they will cover a range of topics including crime scene investigation, improvised explosive devices and post-blast investigation, firearms, biologics, trace and computer forensics.

The $50,000 program is being offered for free to cadets on behalf of NFSTC and its sponsors. “We feel strongly that these cadets are receiving training that will improve their careers and actions in the theater,” says Kevin Lothridge, CEO of NFSTC. “The internship is an investment for us, but one that we are passionate about. This is our 6th year and we are very pleased to have the cadets with us again.”

The training program tests each cadet’s leadership abilities, individual responsibilities and ability to follow mission objectives, while giving them a chance to try out advanced forensic field technology.

NFSTC is documenting the training process in a photo gallery that can be found on its Facebook page.

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