Walking tall
Cadet David Houston, University of Maryland - College Park, carries the guidon for his platoon, made up of other Cadets from around the country, last summer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Houston's school has one of the eight top ROTC programs in the nation.

FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The Army's Cadet Command announces the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2010-2011. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 273 senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) nationwide, as the top Army ROTC programs in the country.

The awards, presented by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of, "duty, honor and country" as advocated by MacArthur. The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school's commissioning mission and its cadets' performance and standing on the Command's national Order of Merit List and its Cadet retention rate.

Cadet Command and the MacArthur Foundation have given the awards annually since 1989.
The eight winners are:

The Citadel (Charleston, S.C.) represents Cadet Command's 1st Brigade, which consists of the nation's six senior military colleges and five of the military junior colleges.

Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) represents 2nd Brigade, which consists of the 41 senior Army ROTC programs in the northeast.

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) represents 3rd Brigade, which consists of the 40 senior Army ROTC programs in the Midwest.

The University of Maryland (College Park, Md.) represents 4th Brigade, which consists of the 38 senior Army ROTC programs in the mid-Atlantic region.

The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) represents 5th Brigade, which includes the 36 senior Army ROTC programs in the southwest.

The University of Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.) represents 6th Brigade, which consists of the 39 senior Army ROTC programs in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

The University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.) represents 7th Brigade, which consists of the 38 senior Army ROTC programs in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.) represents 8th Brigade, which consists of the 30 senior Army ROTC programs on the west coast, as well as Hawai'i, Alaska and Guam.

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