Cameron Army ROTC cadets honored with scholarships

Six members of Cameron University’s Comanche Battalion, the award-winning Army ROTC unit, have been announced as recipients of scholarships. Cadets Norman Holcomb and Jamel Holt have been named as recipients of the Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Foundation Scholarship. Cadets Kyle Downen, Cory Gleason, Miguel Hernandez and Yohan Silva have been named as recipients of the National USAA Award presented by the United Services Automobile Association.

“These cadets are well-deserving of this recognition,” says Major Eric Treschl, Chair, George D. Keathley Department of Military Science.  “The USAA national scholarship program is highly competitive, drawing applicants from 275 Army ROTC programs across the country. For six Cameron cadets to be rewarded for their outstanding performance is a testament to the strength of the Comanche Battalion.”

Downen and Hernandez are each pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Gleason, Holcomb, Holt and Silva are each pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary studies. All are seniors who will commission as second lieutenants.

The Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Foundation Scholarship rewards outstanding and deserving ROTC students who are members of the U.S. Army’s Green to Gold Program.  This award is highly competitive and only awarded to a select few each year. Holt and Holcomb will travel to Washington D.C. in October to receive their scholarships.

The USAA Scholarship recognizes 30 outstanding cadets across the nation annually. Each cadet must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class and demonstrate achievement in leadership, organizational ability, teamwork, and academics.

For more information on Cameron’s Army ROTC unit, contact the George D. Keathley Department of Military Science at 580-581-2340.

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September 23, 2015

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