Cadet of the Week
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Cadet of the Week
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Cadet of the Week
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Name: Kaylee Lichtenstein

School: University of Iowa

Hometown: Morton, Illinois

Major: Biomedical Engineering

What Makes This Cadet Stand Out From Their Peers?

Cadet Kaylee Lichtenstein has demonstrated herself as a committed and disciplined professional at the University of Iowa. She is extremely committed to Army ROTC and has separated herself from her peers by participating in every event the program is involved in and regularly volunteering for Color Guard.

Cadet Lichtenstein was a member of the University of Iowa Army 10-Miler team, finishing with a time of 1:29:47. With her high level of physical fitness, she consistently outshines her peers, including scoring above 280 on the Army Physical Fitness Test. We are most impressed by her ability to balance ROTC commitments while working with the Computer Aided Design in Virtual Soldier Research program and studying in one of the most difficult degree plans, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

In The Cadet's Own Words:

I joined Army ROTC because I have always strove to live a life of service, and in my mind, there is no better way to do that than to serve my country. I always want to try my best in everything that I do.

I am very involved in both ROTC and with the University of Iowa. I regularly participate in volunteer events and Color Guard and I am also the vice president of the Stars and Stripes Club. In addition to studying for my Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering, I work part time at the Center for Computer Aided Design in Virtual Soldier Research, where the projects I work on require problem solving and assessing situations from many different perspectives. I have had to learn the skills of multitasking and time management, as balancing ROTC, school and work is often challenging.

This past summer, I got the opportunity to attend ROTC Basic Camp. There, I had my first experiences in squad and platoon leadership roles. I am motivated most by my fellow Cadets. I am driven to take care of, motivate and better those around me.

Awards & Achievements:

- The American Legion Academic Medal

- Superior Cadet Award

- Gold Medal Athlete Award

- ROTC Honors

- 3.90 GPA