UNG’s Boar’s Head Brigade honored a record 31 members of the Corps of Cadets at the 2019 Distinguished Military Students (DMS) Review held Sept. 29, breaking the previous mark of 25 during the 2016-17 school year.
The Corps of Cadets at UNG has been selected as the 2018-19 recipient of the MacArthur Award for U.S. Army Cadet Command’s 1st Brigade.
Cadet Col. Logan Scott is the Boar’s Head Brigade commander for the Corps of Cadets for the 2019-20 school year.
For the third straight year, UNG’s Boar’s Head Brigade received the Most Active Company Award from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).
Some 124 members of UNG’s Corps of Cadets took part in Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, held every summer for 6,500 cadets from around the nation.
UNG cadets heard from Retired Col. Mark Mitchell, a high-level Pentagon leader, who shared valuable advice for their future careers during the fourth annual Boar’s Head Brigade-Corps Alumni Weekend held on the Dahlonega Campus Sept. 27-29.
Retired U.S. Army Col. James T. Palmer will retire from his role as commandant of cadets at UNG at the end of June after 20 years in the role, making him the longest-serving Army ROTC commandant in the nation.
Col. Joseph Matthews, a military intelligence officer and 1994 graduate of UNG, has been hired as the university’s Commandant of Cadets.
UNG alumnus and Army Capt. Mike Rose became the first person to win the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition three times when he and teammate Capt. John Bergman earned a victory at the event in April at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation increased its annual grant to $26,000 for UNG’s Corps of Cadets’ overseas travel and cultural immersion to provide opportunities for Atlanta-area cadets at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to also take advantage of the trips.