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Millersport ROTC cadet to receive top honor

ATHENS – Ohio University Army ROTC Cadet Brian P. Johnson has been selected to receive the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony to be held April 14-17 at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, VA.

The award is named in the honor and legacy of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army chief of staff and in the post-war era as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense.

The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. Last semester, Cadet Johnson served as the Cadet Battalion Commander, the highest rank a cadet in the Army ROTC program can attain, and he led the battalion with great skill and maturity.

This is a national award and the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive.

Cadet Johnson will participate in focus groups, round-table discussions and lectures involving several national security topics, to include Pacific Rim Challenges, Cyber Terrorism, and transnational non state threat to name a few. Cadets will receive formal speeches from the highest echelons of the U.S. Army’s leadership ranks, scholars and experts in the area of national defense.

Cadet Johnson is a student at Ohio University, Athens, OH and is studying Forensic Chemistry. He is the son of Ronald and Dorothy Johnson of Millersport.

He is a 2003 Fairfield Union High School and a 2007 Penn State University graduate.

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