CIS major Caiden Matthews named NSU ROTC Cadet of the Month

Under the bright lights of Turpin Stadium Saturday, Northwestern State University Interim President Dr. Marcus Jones met with Cadet Caiden Matthews to congratulate him for being selected NSU ROTC Cadet of the Month. When asked about the qualities required for selection, Demon Battalion Commander CDT LTC Anthony Cantrell and Command Sergeant Major Seth Ozsoy noted CDT Matthews was selected for his positive outlook and devout loyalty to the program. Said Cantrell, “Matthews is also quick to volunteer for additional duties, including serving on the Color guard and the Ranger Challenge team, both of which are mentally and physically demanding.”

CDT Matthews is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and credits the Captain Shreve High School JROTC program for his drive. There, he rose through the ranks from his freshman to senior years culminating with being selected Battalion Commander. His sights are set on similar accomplishments at ROTC. While chatting about campus activities, Jones remarked that Caiden looked familiar. CDT Matthews replied that they met while Dr. Jones visited his class for the President’s Leadership Program. Dr. Jones’ face lit up when he made the connection. He replied, “Oh yes, I remember thinking that you are going to do great things here at NSU. Already, as a freshman, you are making your mark.”

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