East alum graduates from cadet leader course

Michael Hole, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, has graduated from the Cadet Leaders Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Hole is a 2003 graduate of Columbus East High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the son of Anita and Harold Hole of Columbus.

The Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) is a 30-day summer training event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level. CLC builds upon the work accomplished on campus during their academic years and develops the cadets’ abilities to lead small units in tactical environments.

Cadets usually attend CLC between their junior and senior years of college, and they must complete the course to qualify for commissioning. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.