Cadets Receive Highest Rankings in Leadership Course
Cadets from the John Carroll University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) received the #1 national ranking by U.S. Army Cadet Command based on their performance at Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). The course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, is the single largest training event for the Army and the culminating training event for all ROTC Cadets around the country. The 29-day training event, held annually at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, assesses Cadets on leadership capabilities, tactical knowledge, and their officer potential.
This year 14 Cadets from JCU completed the course with nine Cadets receiving the highest evaluation at the course. Out of 273 ROTC programs nationwide, JCU received the highest overall performance rating and scored in the top percentile for several other categories including peer evaluations, top platoon ranking, land navigation training, and physical fitness. Their performance at LDAC helped secure their #1 ranking across Cadet Command. Cadets Michael Janes, Jack McCarthy, Cait Callaghan, Michael Martin, Sean Rabbitt, Stephen Lutter, Elliott Woyshner, Chris Coker, and Tyler Medved received the highest evaluation rating at LDAC. The Cadets will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in May, eight of which will go on to Active Duty assignments.
John Carroll University ROTC, also known as the Wolfpack Battalion, was founded in 1950. The program has two partner schools, Cleveland State University and Case Western University, that participate in the program and five additional satellite schools. To date the program has commissioned over 1,900 Army Officers. Over the past decade, the Wolfpack Battalion has consistently achieved high rankings among Cadet Command.