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Cadets commissioned into United States Army

Posted by UWSPcps - May 20, 2016 - Academics, Alumni, Featured, Military Science

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The ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point commissioned eight new second lieutenants into the United States Army on Friday, May 20, 2016. Five will enter active duty and the other three have elected to go into the Wisconsin Army National Guard. [Photo Gallery]

All five of the senior cadets seeking active duty were among those recently chosen from a nationwide pool to serve as new active duty lieutenants. They were among 3,000 chosen by the U.S. Army Cadet Command from 5,500 cadets ranked nationwide. They will begin their service following their May 2016 graduation:

  • Isaac Bandfield: Active Duty – Infantry
  • Alec Foster: Active Duty – Military Police stationed in Germany
  • Nicholas Lemke: Active Duty – Ordnance Corps
  • Christopher Salm: Active Duty – Engineer Corps
  • Bryton Vanderloop: Active Duty – Engineer Corps

Three UW-Stevens Point cadets were named Distinguished Military Graduates for being in the top 20 percent of cadets nationwide on the basis of high scholarship, evidence of high moral character, military aptitude and demonstrated leadership ability:

  • Mitchell Hoh: Wisconsin National Guard – Chemical Corps
  • Daniel Schultz: Wisconsin National Guard – Infantry
  • Mary Workman: Wisconsin National Guard – Medical Service Corps

UW-Stevens Point alum Major General Scott D. Berrier presided over the commissioning. MG Berrier assumed command of the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in July 2015.

MG Berrier is a career Army Military Intelligence Officer, with assignments in Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / United States Forces, Korea; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Fort Hood, Texas; Eighth United States Army, Korea.

MG Berrier has a Bachelor of Science in History from UW-Stevens Point, a master’s degree in General Studies from Central Michigan University, and a master’s in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. MG Berrier’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2OLC), Legion of Merit (1OLC), and Bronze Star Medal (1OLC). MG Berrier has also earned the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Ranger Tab.

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