Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Falcon A, Oct 7, 2018.
Texas A&M also had a Commandant's Trophy winner! This is the 2nd Commandant Trophy recipient in the last 4 years for A&M.
Notable for VMI: 4th winner in 6 years (impressive!) and the Commanding General of USMC recruiting, who presented the award to this outstanding VMI cadet, also happens to be a VMI alum!
Very impressive for both schools!
Don't know if other SMCs had Commandant Trophy recipients this year, but apparently Virginia Tech has done well in the past.
Side note: While VTCC has a history of producing notable Marine Corps officers, they recently lost a former Deputy Commandant who was a Medal of Honor recipient.
No real data but anecdotally it seems the SMC schools do well in earning top spots in the PLC and OCS courses. These are followed by those schools where the students get access to obstacle courses, confidence courses and some of the other "fun" aspects of these courses. That said, I have also seen top graduates from other NROTC units also.
In my experience, this recognition doesn't always translate to TBS, MOS school or the fleet. A Marine Officer's job comprises of a lot more than those qualities measured at PLC or OCS.
"A Marine Officer's job comprises of a lot more than those qualities measured at PLC or OCS."
True statement and well said by USMCGrunt!
Hope all these soon-to-be young officers continue to learn from their NCOs/fellow officers, and prove to be exceptional marines!
Thanks for your support!
I humbly request that you consider that Marine should always be written with a capital M, and rightly so.
It's okay to capitalize when you say it out loud, too.
I thought you said it should be in all caps because it was an acronym????
Separate names with a comma.