NMU Cadets Outperform Nationwide Peers

A team of seven cadets in Northern’s ROTC program recently outscored all other teams in the nation at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course in Fort Lewis, Wash. NMU cadets exceeded course standards in all evaluations and received the highest possible evaluations from their own peers at the competition. More than 5,000 Army ROTC Cadets from 273 colleges across the country participated in the course.

The Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) is the capstone training event for all ROTC cadets in the United States. The LDAC is the largest training event that the Army conducts annually. It consists of 29 days of leadership challenges, team-building activities, physical exercises and military skills testing.  Cadets receive formal evaluations in all areas from a U.S. Army certified board and usually spend three years training for the course.


“I’m extremely proud of them,” Lt. Col. Kyle Rambo (Military Science) said of the team. “Their results are a testament to all the hard work and commitment it takes to go above and beyond what’s expected of them. Not only does it reflect well on Northern, but it really helps shape their future in the Army.”


The team consisted of Chelsea Farquhar, Derek Houser, Paul Linsmeyer (pictured), David Mallard, Erwin Marciniak, Ben Rodenberg and Simon Zelinski.              



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Updated: September 21, 2012

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