Cameron University student Robin Boudiette, a member of the university’s award-winning Army ROTC unit, has earned national recognition as the U.S. Army Cadet Command Cadet of the Week. Currently a sophomore, Boudiette is a Lawton native majoring in Sports and Exercise Science.
After being nominated for the honor by cadre personnel, Boudiette was evaluated against other nominees from within the 5th Brigade and selected as the Brigade representative. He was then selected as Cadet of the Week on the national level.
Boudiette is a member of Cameron University’s Presidential Leaders and University Scholars program. Last spring, he received the Sons of the American Revolution Award, which recognizes a first-year cadet who demonstrates a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities in military bearing and excellence in ROTC studies and activities. He was also named Top Cadet (freshman) in recognition of scholarship, athletic and leadership excellence.
“I grew up in a military family, so while watching my dad wear the uniform day in and day out, I learned that there was no greater honor than becoming a soldier in the world’s greatest army,” Boudiette says.
He participated in Army Junior ROTC throughout high school, which he says provided him with a well-developed foundation when he joined Cameron University’s Comanche Battalion.
“The cadre members and upperclassmen cadets have significantly helped me in regards to my personal development.” He says. “This program has pushed me to my limits in order to be the best I can be. For my short term goal, last semester, I earned my German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in gold. Long term goal, I wish to commission active duty and branch infantry. Through the excellent mentorship and my hard work and dedication to my studies and the program, I believe that I will be well prepared to become a soldier in the United States Army.”
September 25, 2017