Cadet Command names its top 10 seniors
By Cadet Command Public AffairsOctober 4, 2016
Fort Knox, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2016) -- Ten college seniors from universities across the country have been selected by Cadet Command as the top Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets for its annual national order-of-merit list.
These cadets are scheduled to be commissioned in 2017.
Cadet Command annually rank-orders its ROTC seniors, with the top 20 percent earning the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate. This year there were 1,102 DMGs out of the 5,508 seniors on the order-of-merit list.
The order-of-merit list is compiled based on several criteria, including grade point average, strong performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test, college athletic participation, and performance during college ROTC training and Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The top-ranking Army ROTC cadets for 2017 are:
1. John Phillips, Virginia Military Institute.
2. Daniel Keenen, University of South Carolina.
3. Charlotte Levine, Cornell University.
4. Samantha Decapua, Widener University.
5. Blaise Boullianne, Virginia Military Institute.
6. Samantha McNicholas, Washington State University.
7. Sarah Koch, University of Virginia.
8. Motoyuki Yoshihara, San Diego State University.
9. Dustin Dykes, University of Mississippi.
10. Jacob Knox, Campbell University.
- December 6, 2018FORT KNOX TO CONDUCT 21-GUN AND 50-GUN SALUTES DEC. 6
- December 4, 2018Fort Knox law enforcement officials: 'Speeding is the biggest problem we have on post'
- December 4, 2018Fort Knox business hours adjusted for National Day of Mourning
- December 4, 2018Fort Knox Gyms change hours to suite demand
- December 4, 2018Fort Knox Installation Ammunition Amnesty Day date has changed
- December 4, 2018Fort Knox to welcome new high school principal
- November 30, 2018'That's a fact, Jack!' -- Fort Knox enjoys varied but sporadic history in film
- November 30, 2018VA to break new ground on Fort Knox clinic
- November 26, 2018Fort Knox November retirement ceremony set for the 30th
- November 26, 2018ASA(ALT) Senior Leadership Organizational Chart
- November 21, 2018Eastern Washington University ROTC Hosts First German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Competition
- November 14, 2018U.S. Secretary of Defense Awards the Legion of Merit to Marshall Center's Austrian Chair
- November 13, 2018Fort Knox, surrounding communities celebrate a centennial Veterans Day with parades
- November 9, 2018Army generals engage with cadets in annual development conference
- November 8, 2018Brigade judge advocate mentors Cameron University ROTC cadets
- November 6, 2018ROTC teams face off at 2018 7th Brigade 'Bold Warrior Challenge'