The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior 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.
At the seminar, cadets participated in focus groups and round table discussions and lectures on the theme of national security issues of the U.S. and the Army's security role in the international arena. Cadets received formal speeches from the highest echelons of the U.S. Army's leadership ranks, scholars and experts, and civilian and government officials in the national defense and homeland security arena.
Upon graduation from the host college or university and completion of the ROTC program, the cadet will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Army. The senior cadet is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
She is the daughter of Nancy Barker of Chapmanville.
The cadet is a 1992 graduate of Chapmanville High School.