NDSU student Thomas TJ Peterson has been selected as the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement winner for the Third U.S. Army ROTC Brigade. Peterson is one of eight cadets selected nationally for the award.
The Legion of Valor of the United States of America Inc. annually provides the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award to each top junior class cadet from each ROTC brigade. The award, consisting of a bronze cross medal and certificate, is given to outstanding Military Science III cadets for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects to stimulate their leadership development. This year, nearly 6,000 cadets were eligible to compete for the award.
Peterson, the Cadet Bison Battalion Commander, is a senior majoring in microbiology from Brooklyn Park, Minn. Peterson, whose career goal is to become a U.S. Army doctor upon completion of medical school, serves as in infantryman in the Minnesota National Guard.
Mr. Peterson has and will continue to excel in every aspect of life, said Lt. Col. Santiago G. Bueno III, professor of military science. He is an outstanding Soldier who is ready to lead a platoon into combat today. He is going to be a great Army doctor. Keep your eye on him he is going places.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.