Name: Devin Myrick
School: Florida A&M University
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Major: Global Security & International Affairs (Masters)
What Makes This Cadet Stand Out From Their Peers?
Cadet Myrick is one of the most dependable senior leaders within the program. His talent, work ethic and maturity make him one of the most effective and impactful Cadets in the program, and his influence on the more junior Cadets is profoundly positive. Myrick is often sought out to mentor younger Cadets because of his commitment to excellence.
Cadet Myrick consistently makes time to come back to the Battalion and help Cadets that need additional physical training. He also teaches boxing and is learning new martial arts three times a week in his spare time. Every Cadet notices his work ethic and respects his drive. Cadet Myrick’s ability to excel at all these tasks, maintain a 3.83 GPA and serve as a Battalion Commander in the Rattler Battalion while obtaining his master’s degree is what sets him apart and attracts other Cadets to his innate leadership.
In The Cadet's Own Words:
I initially joined Army ROTC for the scholarship. But after attending basic training and advanced individual training, I realized that the Army is more than just a means of paying for college.
While in ROTC I’ve had the opportunity to challenge the status quo, travel to Senegal, Africa while training with foreign militaries, building leadership and interpersonal skills. Less than 0.05% of the United States population serves in the Armed Forces and even less serve as commissioned officers. I am proud to be one of the few to lead American soldiers.
Colin Powell motivates me because he believes “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.”
The people affected by my leadership attributes and competencies are the ones that motivate me as a leader. Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. A servant leader puts the needs of the subordinates first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.
Awards & Achievements:
- Distinguished Military Graduate
- Graduated Advanced Camp in the top of his class
- Coached and Competed on the Battalion’s Ranger Challenge Team
- Served as the Battalion’s Color Guard Commander
- Awarded the Dean’s List Award with a GPA of 3.83
- Voted Mr. Army ROTC by Peers
- CU&LP Mission to Senegal, Africa