This year's Top 10 Army ROTC cadets
November 21, 2013
FORT KNOX, Ky. (November 21, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Cadet Command has released the listing of the top 10 Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from around the country.
Cadet Command annually ranks all Army ROTC seniors across the nation in an Order of Merit List, with the top 20 percent earning the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate. This year's cohort totaled 5,478 cadets on the OML. \
Cadets' OML rankings are determined by a number of criteria, including grade point averages, strong athletic performance in the Army Physical Fitness Test and college athletic participation, performance during college ROTC training and at the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox.
This year the top 10 cadets are:
1. Ricky W. Leslie from Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga.
2. Tyler A. Smotherman from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
3. Claire L. Yakabe from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
4. Matthew S. Mischo from the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.
5. Felix R. Lopezalmeyda from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, P.R.
6. Lewis K. Dunaway from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
7. Alexander S. Coslow from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
8. Kevin T. Filip from Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
9. Amalia I. Osborne from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
10. Elizabeth J. Bradt from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.
The mission of U.S. Army Cadet Command is to commission officers to meet the Army's leadership requirements through the senior ROTC program, and to operate a world-class citizenship program to instill life skills in high school students through 1,731 Army Junior ROTC programs.