- Name: Karl E. McCloud II
- School: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- Hometown: Lumberton, NC
- Major/Minor: Civil Engineer/ Construction Management
What Makes This Cadet Stand Out From Their Peers?
Cadet McCloud is an exemplary Cadet in the NC&AT Army ROTC Aggie Battalion. Currently a sophomore Civil Engineering student, McCloud has a long history of volunteering and selfless service. From his volunteer work with community organizations and churches serving Hurricane Matthew victims, to blood donations, to mentoring at-risk children at Magnolia Elemtary School in Lumberton, North Carolina, Cadet McCloud is committed to giving back to his community.
Cadet McCloud was awarded the "2020 Alumnus of the Year" during the North Carolina Regional Future City competition at NC State University. This is an event where middle school students submit a virtual city and a typed essay answering how they would solve a predetermined issue for that year. Cadet had McCloud competed in this competition in middle school. Now that he is an engineering student at North Carolina A&T, the organizers of the Regional Future City contest recognized Cadet McCloud with the Alumni of the Year award and highlighted how the competition influenced his decision to pursue the civil engineering discipline.
In The Cadet's Own Words:
I joined Army ROTC because I knew the Army had a lot to offer in terms of helping me reach success. I anticipate the experiences the Army will have in store cannot be found anywhere else.
As a leader, striving to be better every day motivates me, because I know I have others watching and depending on me. I want to focus on becoming a great leader one day and achieving that goal through the Army.
Awards & Achievements:
-4-Year ROTC scholarship
-Alumnus of the Year (NC Future City Competition)