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August 2021 

I want to warmly welcome you to the College for Officer Training. The CFOT faculty and staff are both blessed and honored to engage with you and your session mates as you begin this journey of preparing yourselves to become Salvation Army Officers. 

The mission of the College for Officer Training is to develop men and women, in knowledge, capabilities, spirit and character, who will be able to sustain and advance the mission of The Salvation Army in the salvation of the world. 

The College for Officer Training is fully accredited by the New York State Board of Regents. This accreditation ensures that the college is meeting established standards of academic excellence. As a faith-based institution of higher education, the CFOT strives to integrate academic knowledge, practical field experiences, and spiritual formation to help prepare every cadet for a lifetime of ministry. Cadets who successfully complete the two-year program of study will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree. 

The CFOT experience can be truly life-changing if you come to the college ready to embrace all the opportunities that you will be presented with over the next two years. The true integration of spiritual formation, academics, community/family life, mentoring relationships, and hands-on ministry will be transformative. I urge you to “go all in” and make the most of your days here at the CFOT. 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 10:27 NIV). 

May God bless you! 

In His Service, 

 

Lt. Colonel James LaBossiere 
TRAINING PRINCIPAL 
College for Officer Training 
USA Eastern Territory 

 

Let's meet the USA Eastern Territory's Reflectors of Holiness

Franklyn Caraballo Almonte

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

Psalm 23:1

Jashira Figueroa

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Zachary DeLong

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

1 John 3:2-3 

Stephanie Garces Alcantara

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Jeremiah 29:11

Hector Gomez Torres

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33 

Kristal Vazquez Rios

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 

Brielle Jordan

For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Ephesians 2:18 

Dayeong Lee

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

Shinil Kim

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Matthew Leach

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 

Victoria Leach

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Esther Mobley

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Elias Pizzirusso Coppeto 

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:31-32 

Jennifer Pizzirusso

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6

Alvaro Velasquez Mazanke

You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. 

Song of Songs 4:12

Breana West

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. 

Isaiah 43:2-3a

Terry Wilt

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13