This semester’s awards ceremony commended those who achieved excellence. Cadets were recognized for making the Dean’s list in the Spring 2019 semester, as well as those Cadets who achieved a 300 or greater on the Army physical fitness test. The most coveted award for MS1s and MS2s, however, is the 1st Lieutenant Ben Hall Memorial Cadet of the Semester award. The recipient of this award showed overall excellence in academics, PT, and leadership throughout the semester. The commendation was awarded to Cadet Mia Fairchild.
Following the awards ceremony, the change of command and change of responsibility ceremony took place. Cadet Mark Wallach relinquished command of the 1st Arctic Warrior Battalion to Cadet Lucas Catron, and Cadet Collin Mitchell handed over responsibility to Cadet Kyle Blaedow. The professor of military science, outgoing commander, and incoming commander gave their speeches, and the ceremony ended with a reception, hosted by the new commander. Upon relinquishment of command, Cadet Mark Wallach was awarded the coveted Cadet Battalion Commander saber, as a sign of gratitude for his service.