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Lt Col Larry and Rita Sherbondy, USAF (Ret.)

Larry and Rita are the OCF Associate Field Staff representatives for ROTC. They served the past nine years at the Navigators ROTC ministry, which they founded. The Sherbondys are 40-year veterans of vocational ministry to cadets and military leaders, including at the Citadel, USAFA, and the Army War College, more recently partnering with OCF members serving there at USAWC. While championing the ministry of OCF ROTC, he and Rita will also remain engaged in local ministry to students and faculty there at the War College.

On this page, you’ll find ROTC resources, information about the RMH leadership program, and OCF ROTC fellowship groups around the country. If you have an ROTC group that isn’t listed, contact Larry and let him know.

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Donate to OCF ROTC

Lt Col Larry and Rita Sherbondy, USAF (Ret.)

Larry and Rita are the OCF Associate Field Staff representatives for ROTC. They served the past nine years at the Navigators ROTC ministry, which they founded. The Sherbondys are 40-year veterans of vocational ministry to cadets and military leaders, including at the Citadel, USAFA, and the Army War College, more recently partnering with OCF members serving there at USAWC. While championing the ministry of OCF ROTC, he and Rita will also remain engaged in local ministry to students and faculty there at the War College.

On this page, you’ll find ROTC resources, information about the RMH leadership program, and OCF ROTC fellowship groups around the country. If you have an ROTC group that isn’t listed, contact Larry and let him know.

Find an OCF ROTC Group

Upcoming ROTC events

Rocky Mountain High #4

Saturday, 25 June-Saturday, 2 July

Rocky Mountain High #5

Saturday, 2 July-Saturday, 9 July

Rocky Mountain High #6

Saturday, 9 July-Saturday, 16 July

Rocky Mountain High #7

Saturday, 16 July-Saturday, 23 July

Rocky Mountain High #8

Saturday, 23 July-Saturday, 30 July

Adventure Awaits

If you are ready to be challenged, inspired, and renewed in your faith, then join us in Colorado for Rocky Mountain High—a unique program designed primarily for cadets, midshipmen, and junior officers who are about to begin careers leading the nation’s military.

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ROTC articles

Being a Leader That God Can Use

To be a leader God can use, three things must happen: We must have faith in something that is worthy of our faith; we must know who we are in Christ; and we must be prepared to fight the good fight, as we engage in spiritual warfare.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Perry, right, Radio Operator Maintainer And Driver, 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Honick, left, Joint Fire Observer, 3rd Battalion, 159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, walk back to the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected, All-Terrain Vehicle after supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, Southwest Asia. ROMADs are considered Joint Terminal Attack Controllers in training and help coordinate and control attack air assets, surface-to-surface and unmanned aerial vehicles from all branches of the U.S. and Multi-National Military. Perry hometown is Front Royal, Va. and Honick hometown is Pittsburgh, Pa.

Expecting God’s Unexpected

Christian leader, the narrow road of discipleship—a road the Lord travels with us—is full of unexpected, difficult turns. Prepare earnestly, lead well. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

  • West Point Cadets hug at the completion of the 2014 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., May 28, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Released)

Four lessons in leadership for young warriors

When commissioned at an OCF bar-pinning ceremony twenty years ago, I was ready to take on the world, but acutely aware I knew little about leadership and military service! Through mistakes and the Lord’s patient refinement, I learned that the Bible is the greatest leadership manual ever written, but we must apply its timeless truths to the circumstances of our lives.

  • Ruins of Masada. Photo by Flickr user LSG05

Passion for Leadership

The godly leader is indeed a powerful witness for Christ. When we follow Christ's example—and let Him take the reins of our leadership—we will experience a calling that is fulfilling beyond measure, and one in which the results are undeniable.

  • Photo by Heather Cortright

Time, Talent, Treasure: Warrior Forge

Before Army ROTC cadets can be commissioned as second lieutenants, they must successfully complete what is now known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), a training event developing their leadership skills while evaluating their officer potential. Once held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, LDAC —Warrior Forge—now takes place at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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