BOZEMAN — The U.S. Army has recognized three Montana State University Army ROTC students as being in the top-tier of senior cadets in the nation. The Army bases its qualifications on academics, leadership and physical fitness.

From left: Seniors Ross Martin, Megan Morton and Michael Voisin have been ranked among the top 10% of all Army ROTC cadets in the nation. Photos provided by Brent Reinhardt.

Seniors Ross Martin, Megan Morton and Michael Voisin have been ranked among the top 10% of all Army ROTC cadets in the nation. Martin is a history major in MSU’s College of Letters and Science from Hanover, New Hampshire; Morton is an elementary education major in the College of Education, Health and Human Development from Suffield, Connecticut; and Voisin is an industrial engineering major in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering from Whitefish.

Clockwise from left: Another five MSU ROTC cadets -- Zachary Bohrer, Aviel Lee, Michael Sainsbury, Mia Snyder and Naomi Wade -- were designated Distinguished Military Graduates, placing them in the top 20% of the nation. Photos provided by Brent Reinhardt.

Another five MSU ROTC cadets were designated Distinguished Military Graduates, placing them in the top 20% of the nation. These students are Zachary Bohrer, an environmental sciences major in the College of Agriculture from Frederick, Maryland; Aviel Lee, a cell biology and neuroscience major in the College of Letters and Science from Morrison, Colorado; Michael Sainsbury, an environmental sciences major from Goochland, Virginia; Mia Snyder, an English major in the College of Letters and Science from Eatonville, Washington; and Naomi Wade, a nursing major in the College of Nursing from Dahlonega, Georgia.

“These eight are not only among the best MSU students, they are among the best Army ROTC students in the nation,” said Brent Reinhardt, scholarship and enrollment officer for the MSU Army ROTC. “I am proud of them and also reassured that the young men and women that choose to enlist in the Army will be led by these high character, outstanding Army officers.”

The MSU ROTC currently has 135 cadets and students and has been active on campus since the university’s founding in 1893. It is a part of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees 273 ROTC programs on college campuses nationwide and will commission more than 5,500 students into the Army as second lieutenants this year. ROTC commissions approximately 80% of all Army officers.

- By MSU News Service -