Graduating with honors
July 26, 2010
FORT HOOD, Texas- Among the 200 plus Soldiers attending Warrior Leader Course class 11-10, a multiple launched rocket system crew member excelled ahead of his peers to achieve the school's highest academic honor, the Distinguished Honor Graduate, during the July 22 ceremony held at Howze Auditorium.
Cpl. Jeremy Wolff, a Littleton, Colo. native, with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, earned the achievement by maintaining a 90 percent or higher academic average and receiving a superior rating in three or more areas.
"I didn't go to WLC expecting to be the Distinguished Honor Graduate," said Wolff. "My unit had me properly prepared so I wasn't surprised by anything when I got there."
Wolff said that maintaining a high motivation level and a desire to succeed pushed him to the top. He also mentioned that it wasn't about him; he was aware of his abilities and wanted to help and be a team player when at all possible like an NCO should.
"We've done a lot with Cpl. Wolff," said 1st Sgt. Troy Cummings. "It's not a surprise to us that he did as well as he did in the WLC course because he's been a leader in our battery. His accomplishment is a direct reflection of his NCOs-his immediate supervisor and his platoon sergeant in my opinion. He makes us very proud."
As Wolff completes his first leadership course he plans to make the Army a career and hopefully obtain the rank of sergeant major one day.
Wolff's achievements include: five Army Achievement Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He has several college credits through the FEMA independent study program.