Corps honors 17 as Distinguished Military Students


On Sept. 30, UNG Boar’s Head Brigade held the 2018 Distinguished Military Students (DMS) Review, which is conducted annually to honor senior ROTC cadets who have excelled academically and as leaders.

“UNG and the U.S. Army ROTC program are honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2018 DMS recipients,” said Col. Joshua D. Wright, the professor of military science at UNG. “All have worked extremely diligently to earn this very special recognition. We could not be more proud of each and every one of them.”

To be selected, a cadet must be in the upper half of the academic class, the upper third of the ROTC class, and the upper third of UNG’s Order of Merit List, established by the professor of military science. Additionally, cadets are chosen on the basis of interest and aptitude for military service and outstanding qualities of leadership and high moral character as demonstrated by participation and achievement in campus, civic and military activities.

This year’s DMS honorees were: Connor Bane, Lauren Bell, Christopher Bissett, Hunter Blocher, Jasper Bridgeman Jr., Henry Crawford, Terry Ellis, Tyler Farney, Matthew Ilao, Evan Myers, Nolan Olson, Dylan Richards, Robert Rogers, Jacob Starrett, Charlotte Walton, Yusemi Wheeler, and Matthew Williams.

Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia Department of Defense, was the guest speaker for the DMS Review. Jarrard is a 1988 graduate of UNG and served on active duty for more than 20 years. Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Jarrard to his current role in 2014.


Tyler Farney, brigade commander of UNG’s Corps of Cadets, receives the “Keeper of the Corps” saber from Alan Ware ’77, chairman of the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association, at the Distinguished Military Students Review.