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Louisville, Ky. – The Center for Junior Officers recognized Cadet Christian Loos as one of the top 30 under 30 Leader Developers, Feb. 10, 2022.

Cadet Loos received the award for his work in coordinating with university property management to revise leasing agreements, meeting the needs of fellow ROTC cadets.

This award recognizes officers and cadets, who have displayed excellence in developing others and is open to all officers, warrant officers and cadets, who are active, guard or reserve, under the age of 31.

A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, Cadet Loos joined the University of Louisville ROTC “Cardinal Battalion” in August of 2020 through the Army Green-to-Gold active-duty option program.

“During his tenure at the ROTC program, Cadet Loos has consistently demonstrated servant leadership, which has been a tremendous benefit to the cadets and the university,” said Lt. Col. Michael Dargavell, ROTC Military Science professor.

Loos took action after being made aware that fellow cadets needed help resolving maintenance requests and lease agreements with their campus housing.

“He moved mountains, and we are exceedingly grateful for his efforts,” Cadet Matthew Payne said of his classmate Cadet Loos.

As a true scholar-athlete-leader, Cadet Loos was selected in the top twenty percent of ROTC cadets in the nation as a Distinguished Military Graduate recipient with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

Loos mentors cadets daily and is a top volunteer contributor in and outside of the ROTC program. He coaches youth soccer, basketball and T-ball at Child Youth Services and volunteers at the Fort Knox Red Cross, library and Army Community Services.

This past fall he received an Army Commendation Medal for his actions as a first responder bystander of a multi-casualty car collision. Loos and another cadet from the ROTC program pulled two injured people to safety and rendered first aid until first responders arrived. “They put others before themselves and served their community,” Dargavell said. “That is what this program is all about.”

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Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering with your other classes. ROTC also provides you with discipline and money for tuition while enhancing your college experience.

Army ROTC offers pathways to becoming an Army Officer for high school students, current active duty Soldiers, and for current National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers through the Simultaneous Membership Program.

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