NSU recognizes ROTC cadets during spring awards program

By Leah Jackson

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Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science recognized cadets in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for outstanding achievements during the Spring 2016 semester.

Among the MS IV Cadets recognized is:

  • Cadet Keshira McKnight of Natchitoches served as the battalion’s command sergeant major this semester.  She is a track and field student-athlete.  She graduated May 1 and will commission in the Military Police Corps.  She earned the Cadet Honors Award for maintaining a 3.2-3.49 grade point average, ROTC Honors for a 4.0 grade point average in military science, Bronze Medal Athlete and Recruiting Award.

Among the MS III Cadets receiving honors are:

  • Cadet Michael Kingsley of Natchitoches has been selected to serve as the company’s first sergeant next semester.  His awards include ROTC Honors for a 4.0 grade point average in military science and Gold Medal Athlete.
  • Cadet Alexander Stewart of Natchitoches served as the first sergeant this semester and has been selected to serve as the assistant operations officer next semester.  His awards include Cadet Scholar for a grade point average of 2.9-3.19, ROTC Honors for a 4.0 grade point average in military science, Gold Medal Athlete, Intramural Sports Recognition and Color Guard award.

Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science recognized top cadets from each class during an ROTC spring semester awards program. From left are Vanessa Sotelo, MS IV; Shaffer Kimball, MS III;  Tucker Ellis, MS II, and Karl Marzahl, MS I.