Press Release for Thursday, August 5, 2010
University of North Florida Cadet Earns Top Army ROTC Honor
Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
A University of North Florida student was recently recognized as the
top cadet among more than 470 Army ROTC students in his unit at Joint Base
Lewis-McChord in Washington.
The ROTC students were training and testing to become Army lieutenants during a
U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Leader Development and Assessment Course this summer.
Harry Tierney, a UNF graduate student pursuing a master’s
degree in Business Administraion, earned the honor of being the No. 1 cadet
based on his performance during training this summer. Being recognized as the
top performer in a regiment is a significant achievement and places Tierney
among the top Army ROTC Cadets in the nation.
The 29-day course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, is
the Army ROTC’s capstone training and assessment exercise. Cadets at Warrior
Forge are tested on their physical stamina, endurance, ability to navigate over
difficult terrain and their team-building and leadership skills. An award was
presented to Tierney at a regimental graduation ceremony July 29.
Thousands of college students from around the globe converge
each summer to attend the course. Successful completion of this rigorous
training is a prerequisite for becoming commissioned as a U.S. Army lieutenant.
More than 6,300 Army ROTC cadets will attend Warrior Forge this summer.