U.S. Army Cadet Command selected UNG’s Corps of Cadets as the 2016-17 winner of the MacArthur Award for 1st Brigade, which encompasses the nation’s six senior military colleges – UNG, Norwich University, Texas A&M University, Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, and Virginia Tech.“I’m proud that our Corps of Cadets has been named the No. 1 senior military college ROTC program in the nation, continuing a long-standing national reputation for excellence,” UNG President Bonita Jacobs said. “This recognition is a testament to the exceptional work the Department of Military Science is doing to prepare future military officers to lead in our communities, across the nation and around the world.”
The award is based on achievement of the school’s commissioning mission, its cadets’ performance on Cadet Command’s Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate. UNG’s Corps of Cadets had some 730 members for spring 2018 and commissioned 111 second lieutenants during the 2016-17 academic year.