UAPB ROTC Cadet receives prestigious LTG Edward Honor Leadership Award and Scholarship

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) ROTC Cadet Shannya Williams is one of three recipients of this year’s LTG Edward Honor Leadership Award presented by the ROCKS Foundation.

LTG Edward Honor’s career in the U.S. Army spanned 35 years in Transportation and Logistics. Subsequent to his military career he served as President of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) for 13 years.

Born in Melville, Louisiana and a graduate of George Washington Carver High School, he immediately entered Southern University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1954. His military education includes: Armor Officers Basic Course; Transportation Orientation and Advanced Courses; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and the Army War College. General Honor served at the highest levels of command and staff to include Director of Army Transportation, Commander Military Traffic Management Command and Director of Logistics Joint Chiefs of Staff. His achievements in these assignments were numerous.

The other area which he will always be remembered will be the mentoring of soldiers whether they were a General Officer or Junior Enlisted. His leadership ensured the ROCKS will continue to be one of the preeminent mentoring organizations in our Armed Forces. On September 3, 2008, LTG Honor passed away. He was the quiet catalyst that propelled the ROCKS organization over the past years. To honor his legacy The National Board of the ROCKS, Inc. has established a Leadership Award recognizing the most outstanding graduating college Senior. The recipient receives a $1,500.00 stipend, recognition at the ROCKS Annual Spring Gala and Awards Ceremony and their name will be placed on a perpetual LTG Edward Honor trophy. Cadet Williams is a Senior Biology major from Earl, AR. She graduated from Earl High School in 2008. She will be commissioned a 2LT in the Chemical Corps and serve on Active Duty upon graduation.

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

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