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'Hard Work Does Not Go Unnoticed': Balancing Football, ROTC

Dec. 28, 2018
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Army ROTC cadet Oluwaleke Ajenifuja, a defensive end for the Bowie State University, Md., football team, takes us through his routine, balancing football, classes and cadet life.

A man in an Army uniform attends a college class
ROTC Cadet
Army ROTC cadet Oluwaleke Ajenifuja, a defensive end football player for Bowie State University, Md., listens to a lecture on copywritten material during a public relations class, Nov. 27, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Vanessa Atchley
VIRIN: 181127-D-UJ895-321
A football player charges a football sled
ROTC Cadet
Army ROTC cadet Oluwaleke Ajenifuja, a defensive end for Bowie State University, Md., works the sled during football practice, Nov. 20, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Vanessa Atchley
VIRIN: 181120-D-UJ895-319

Portrait of a football player in uniform
ROTC Cadet
Army ROTC cadet Oluwaleke Ajenifuja is one of two Bowie State University football players training to become military officers. ROTC is offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States, and prepares young adults to become commissioned officers in the military.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus L. Stanley
VIRIN: 181217-D-MJ645-002C
A man in an Army uniform attends a college class
ROTC Cadet
Army ROTC cadet Oluwaleke Ajenifuja receives feedback during a military science class Bowie State University, Md., Nov. 27, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Vanessa Atchley
VIRIN: 181120-D-UJ895-320