By: Madison Thompson
FORT KNOX, Ky. – 7th Regiment, Advanced Camp, Cadets graduated from Cadet Summer Training, August 1, on Brooks Field at Fort Knox. Five-hundred sixty-nine Cadets graduated and received a graduation certificate and a ribbon, signifying the completion of Advanced Camp during CST.
Though every Cadet who meets the criteria receives a completion certificate, some Cadets receive special awards commending different achievements. Cadets who received Regimental Awards are as follows:
Cadet Jeremy D. Jones, California Lutheran University, earned the AUSA Warrior Ethos Award. This award is presented to the top Cadet in each Regiment, as determined by the Regimental Cadre Board.
Cadet Kristopher Dendtler, Syracuse University, earned the Military Order of World Wars Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who best demonstrates the ability to evaluate, analyze, apply, and understand experiences and capabilities to solve tactical problem sets.
Cadet Hunter J. Lyons, North Carolina State University, earned the Military Officers Association of America Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who demonstrates superior dedication to duty by accepting accountability for self and assigned unit through employment of team members while applying the fundamentals of leadership.
Cadet Hayden B. Venable, University of North Georgia, earned the USAA Warrior Spirit Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who best demonstrates the Army Profession, Ethics, and Officership while best exemplifying the warrior spirit.
Cadet Salim A. Altaie, Middle Tennessee State University, earned the Armed Forces Bank Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who best demonstrates respect for other cultures and people by effectively utilizing the training scenarios to demonstrate a mastery of cross-cultural competencies as they relate to a complex environment.
Cadet Roy J. Schindler earned the ApexTech Warrior Award. This award is presented to the Cadet with highest cumulative scores in land navigation and marksmanship.
Cadet Tanya L. Strait, Campbell University, earned the Reserve Officers Association Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who demonstrates the best reflection of the characteristics of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness by demonstrating resilience and the lifelong pursuit of enhanced performance to cope with adversity, and best perform in stressful situations, and thrive in life.
Cadet Jonathan J. Tetreault, University of Vermont, earned the National Guard Association of the United States Award. This award is presented to the ARNG Cadet who demonstrates the most improvement in physical and mental preparedness for commissioning.
Cadet Matthew J. Consiglio, The Citadel, earned the Bold Leader Spirit Award, presented by Radcliff/Fort Knox Tourism Commission. This award is presented to the Cadet who best demonstrates appropriate motivational techniques, inspirational leadership, and best demonstrates the spirit of a leader.
Cadet Marcus J. Dewberry, University of Texas at San Antonio, earned the First Command Financial Services Award. This award is presented to the Cadet who best demonstrates the leadership traits necessary to encourage teamwork, improve unit cohesion, and reinforce mission accomplishment.
Cadet Lauren C. Zachar, George Mason University, and Cadet Nicholas P. Marquard, Ohio University, earned the Armed Forces Services Corporation Award. This award is presented to the male and female Cadet who achieve the highest score on the Army Physical Fitness Test.
Cadet Candacejae R. Madriaga, Washington State University-Vancouver, earned the Norton Healthcare Award. This award is presented to the Nurse Cadet that best demonstrates the ability to perform under stress while applying critical thinking skills to make accurate and immediate decisions.
Another award given is the Reconnaissance Commando Award. Cadets must meet the following criteria to receive the RECONDO Badge: Score 90 points or more in each event on the Army Physical Fitness Test; score expert in Basic Rifle Marksmanship; earn first-time “GO” on First Aid and Call for Fire exercises; score grade of 90 or greater on written land navigation test and locate five out of six points on land navigation practical course; complete rappel tower; earn first-time “GO” on all confidence course obstacles; complete 12-mile ruck march in under three hours; successful in all assigned leadership opportunities with no moral or ethical violations throughout training.
RECONDO Badge Awardees include the following: Cadet Nathan Z. Durrant, North Carolina State University; Cadet Matthew J. Frazier, Clemson University; Cadet Roy J. Schindler, Norwich University.
Now that 7th Regiment, Advanced Camp, Cadets have completed their 31 days of intense and rigorous training, they are ready to move onto their futures as second lieutenants.
Cadet Summer Training brings 8,200 Cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the Cadets. If you think you have what it takes to be a Cadet or if you are interested in a job after college click the following link: https://my.goarmy.com/info/rotc1/index.jsp?iom=IP08-AUTO-R1NA-BR-XXX-XX-XXX-MO-XX-X-BRCMAC:IP08