Top ROTC Student Attends George C. Marshall Leadership and Awards Seminar

Published: April 23, 2015

Top ROTC Student Attends George C. Marshall Leadership and Awards Seminar

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi ROTC Cadet Christian Reyes recently attended the George C. Marshall (GCM) Leadership and Awards Seminar held from March 29 through April 1 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. This seminar is the United States Army Cadet Command’s (USACC) premier capstone leader development event. USACC sends its top cadet from each of its 275 Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC) programs to attend the two-day seminar.

These cadets are exposed to senior Army leadership and participate in roundtable discussions on current national security topics. This year’s seminar was held in partnership with the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Center of Army Leadership (CAL), and the George C. Marshall Foundation. Additionally, the United States Military Academy’s (USMA) sent top cadets from each of its battalions to participate as part of the Army’s ‘One Corps of Cadets.’’

"It was a great privilege to be selected for the George C. Marshall Award and attend the leadership conference this past week,” said Reyes. “The conference was a tremendous opportunity to learn from some of the Army’s highest-ranking individuals including the Commanding Generals for ROTC, CAC, and Army Material Command, and a great networking opportunity.”

Reyes also expressed that the roundtable discussions at the seminar were very helpful in teaching more about mission command, critical thinking in a chaotic environment, as well humility and trust – the values he believes all ROTC students should seek to have