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Conway student earns top honors from U of A ROTC

Posted: June 16, 2014 - 7:02am
Cadet Tice receives honors sword from LTC Pudil.
Cadet Tice receives honors sword from LTC Pudil.

FAYETTEVILLE — Stewart L. Tice of Conway, a fourth year cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps “Razorback Brigade” at the University of Arkansas, was the most highly honored cadet at the brigade’s annual awards ceremony.

Cadet Tice received the prestigious George C. Marshall award, presented to the most outstanding fourth year cadet in the brigade, who demonstrates the leadership and scholastic qualities that epitomize the career of General Marshall.

Tice also earned the Top Cadet Award, for demonstrating total leadership in academics, physical training, and the overall ROTC program. In addition, he was presented with a ceremonial saber, traditionally given to cadets who serve as Cadet Commander, a position he held during the spring semester.

He also received the USAA Spirit Award and was named Superior Cadet for his senior class, in recognition of his superior academics, morals, attitude, values, participation in campus activities, leadership ability and loyalty to the ROTC program..

The Army ROTC program prepares young men and women attending participating colleges or universities to serve as officers in the United States Army and the U.S. Army Reserves. Graduates of the four year program are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

“I am very proud of Cadet Tice,” said Lt. Col. Chuck Pudil, commander of the Razorback Brigade. “The Army ROTC program here at the University of Arkansas provides the best leader development program in the world, combining strong academics with hands-on leadership, management, ethics, and personal confidence training, education and practice. He and his fellow cadets will leave with their degrees and the experience they’ll need to be part of the future of the United States Army.”

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