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University’s Army ROTC department wins MacArthur Award for 2011-2012

UGA’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps department has won one of eight MacArthur Awards from the U.S. Army Cadet Command for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, the awards recognize the ideals of “duty, honor and country” as advocated by the late military leader.

The UGA department represented Cadet Command’s Sixth Brigade, which consists of the 39 senior Army ROTC programs in the Southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school’s commissioning mission, its cadets’ performances and standings on the command’s national Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.

Cadet Command and the MacArthur Foundation have given the awards annually since 1989.