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UW Student from Cody Is Top Cadet among Peers at ROTC Leadership Training

July 30, 2009 — University of Wyoming student Jeffery Dannemiller of Cody is the top cadet among the 481 Army ROTC students in his unit at Fort Lewis, Wash.

A senior in zoology and physiology, he earned the number one cadet ranking based on his performance during training and testing to become an Army lieutenant at the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Being recognized as the top performer in a regiment is a significant achievement and places Danemiller among the top Army ROTC Cadets in the nation.

The 29-day course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, is 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 at a regimental graduation ceremony on July 27.

Thousands of college students from around the globe attend the Fort Lewis course each summer. Successful completion of the rigorous training is a prerequisite for becoming commissioned as a U.S. Army lieutenant.

This summer more than 5,700 Army ROTC Cadets will attend Warrior Forge.


Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009

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