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FSU Army ROTC recruiter named Best in Nation THREE Times!

2006, 2010, and 2020

The U.S. Army's Cadet Command has again named retired Army Captain Bob Lovins the 2020 Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) of the Year!

This is the third time FSU's ROO, Bob Lovins, has received the prestigious award.  Lovins meets with prospective students, is a course advisor, and assists Cadets in applying for scholarships and contracting into the Reserve Officers Training Corps here at Florida State University.

"This award is really not about me, but about core groups of people who work together to achieve the same goal," said Lovins ten years ago in 2010.  He had also been named ROO of the Year in 2006.

Lovins praised the battalion's past and current military personnel or Cadre, its staff of civilian employees and the Cadets themselves. He also lauded Florida State's faculty and staff, and the Tallahassee community at large - groups he characterized as highly supportive of ROTC's mission.  Lovins spends a limited amount of time discussing the advantages of the ROTC with high school students at college fairs. For the most part, he focuses his recruiting efforts on the Florida State campus.

"This is the best place to recruit because the students here have already made the cut to get into Florida State," Lovins said. "I do a lot of recruiting right here in my office with assistance from the cadets who are in the program already. They are the best recruiters because they tell their peers about the training they've received in order to be able to do a certain job two or three years down the road."  When it comes to explaining the ROTC to potential recruits, Lovins tells them that being a lieutenant is the toughest job in America but also the most rewarding.




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