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APSU'S ROTC receives kudos from the top

Austin Peay State Universitys ROTC unit has been recognized as being in the top 15 percent of Cadet Commands 272 units for 2004-05.

Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, recently received a letter notifying her of this honor from Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield, commanding general of the United States Army Cadet Command, Department of the Army.

In the letter, dated Feb. 21, 2006, Winfield said, This accomplishment demonstrates excellence in the overall Army ROTC program and the hard work and competence of Austin Peay State University cadets.
Austin Peay State University's ROTC unit has been recognized as being in the top 15 percent of Cadet Command's 272 units for 2004-05.

Dr. Sherry Hoppe, APSU president, recently received a letter notifying her of this honor from Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield, commanding general of the United States Army Cadet Command, Department of the Army.

In the letter, dated Feb. 21, 2006, Winfield said, “This accomplishment demonstrates excellence in the overall Army ROTC program and the hard work and competence of Austin Peay State University cadets.

“This achievement also reflects the support given to the Army ROTC unit and students by Austin Peay State University. I appreciate this support and look forward to many more years of our partnership in developing leaders for our Army and our nation.”

Lt. Col. Sam Ligo, professor of military science, said, “This is a tribute to the quality of the cadets who join the ROTC program at Austin Peay State University. They are a dedicated and focused group of young Americans, ready to serve their country, and I truly enjoy working with them. This is also a tribute to the level of material and moral support that APSU gives ROTC. We owe the University a big thanks.”

For more information about this award-winning ROTC program, telephone Ligo at (931) 221-7977, or contact him by e-mail at ligos@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke