UW Army ROTC Cadet Receives National Honor
University of Wyoming Army ROTC Cadet Casey Dschaak of Belle Fourche, S.D., joined senior United States military leaders at the recent National Security Seminar April 15-17 at Lexington, Va. He earned the opportunity to participate in the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar by being selected as the top Army ROTC cadet at UW.
While in Lexington, Dschaak interacted with leaders such as Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and discussed a variety of issues directly bearing on national security.
"Dschaak has really excelled during his time here," says Lt. Col. Brent Reinhardt, professor of military science at UW. "In addition to his ROTC activities, he has maintained an exemplary grade point average."
Scheduled to be commissioned May 9, Dschaak will assume duties as an infantry lieutenant.
Dschaak's ROTC activities at UW have included serving as Cadet Battalion commander and captain of the two-time Bataan Death March national champions. He also participated in the UW Army ROTC 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., where his teams finished second and fifth nationally.
"I'm deeply honored to be selected from among all of the seniors in the UW Army ROTC program to represent my school," say Dschaak. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'm sure it will assist me in learning the larger tasks and concerns of the United States military, as well as help further prepare me for my duty as a lieutenant after I commission."
Now in its 32nd year, the Marshall ROTC Seminar honors George C. Marshall, who served as Army Chief of Staff during World War II.
Cadet Casey Dschaak of the UW Army ROTC program, joined senior U.S. military leaders at the annual National Security Seminar in Lexington, Va.
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009