A Cal Poly Army ROTC cadet was recently presented with the George C. Marshall award. Cadet and civil engineering major Kevin McFadden also had the opportunity to attend a two-day leadership conference at the Virginia Military Institute.
The award is presented each year to the most outstanding senior ROTC cadet at each university with an active officer training program.
This year’s conference included speeches from leaders in the Army and a variety of classes intended to broaden the cadets’ understanding of issues facing today’s military. Topics focused on ethics, cyber-warfare, and the current situation in the Pacific region.
McFadden has been active in all areas of the ROTC and this year participated in the Ranger Challenge, which provides an opportunity for schools to compete against each other while completing military tasks.