UAPB ROTC Cadet receives prestigious George C. Marshall Award

LEXINGTON. Va. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) ROTC Cadet Menaria Morris is a recipient of the George C. Marshall Award. The award will be presented during a ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

Named in the honor and legacy of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army Chief of Staff and in the post-war era as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, the award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior U.S. Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. Top cadets from each cadet battalion represent the very best of a highly selective organization. This national award is the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive.

While attending the conference, cadets participate in focus groups, round table discussions and lectures regarding national security of the U.S. and the Army’s security role in the international arena. Guest lecturers include leaders from the highest echelons of the U.S. Army, scholars and experts in the area of national defense. Cadet Morris is a UAPB Senior Biology major from Memphis, TN. She graduated from Westwood High School in 2009.

For more information about the ROTC Program at UAPB, please call (870) 575-8446.

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