VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota student Brian Zimmerman, Fall 2012 Cadet Commander of the ROTC program at USD, was named a recipient of the ROTC’s George C. Marshall Award earlier this month.
A criminal justice major from Sturgis, S.D., Cadet Zimmerman will graduate from USD in May and earn his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He will attend the George C. Marshall Leadership Seminar, April 14-17, in Lexington, Va., as cadets from 274 colleges and universities across America participate in 12 roundtable discussions at the Virginia Military Institute. Conducted annually in Lexington since 1978, the Marshall Leadership Seminar includes topics such as Nuclear Proliferation, Terrorism and United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East.
Military Science students at USD participate in the ROTC program while completing degrees in their chosen fields. In some degree platforms, Military Science courses can be used to fulfill social science or elective credit requirements. Any student, freshman to graduate students, from any major, with at least four semesters of school remaining is eligible to apply. For more information about USD ROTC, please visit www.usd.edu/rotc or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A photo of Zimmerman is available for download at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Brian_Zimmerman.jpg.