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Branstad to present 2013 ROTC Awards Wednesday

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to nine students from The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Drake University, University of Dubuque, Buena Vista University, and the University of Northern Iowa.  The ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. at the State Capitol in the Robert D. Ray Conference Room.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10:30 a.m.    Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds attend Iowa ROTC Governor’s Cup Ceremony

Robert D. Ray Conference Room

State Capitol

Des Moines, IA

Gov. Branstad presents the awards annually to top students in nine ROTC programs at six Iowa universities.  The awards “honor the men and women for leadership, academics, and military achievement.”

Receiving this year’s awards will be:

– Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Bentley II, University of Iowa Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bentley of Chaska, Minnesota.

– Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Bethany M. Fischer, University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer of Farmington, Minnesota.

– Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ryan A. Halverson, University of Dubuque Army ROTC, the son of Mr. Rick Halverson of Cassville, Wisconsin.

– Cadet Colonel Amanda M. Heller, University of Iowa Air Force ROTC, the daughter of Master Sergeant Walter Heller of Laporte, Colorado.

– Cadet Major Curtis R. Nielsen, Drake University Army ROTC, the son of Ms. Marguerite Nielsen of Carroll, Iowa.

– Cadet Major Jamie L. Oberg, Buena Vista University Army ROTC, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Oberg of Mapleton, Iowa.

– Midshipman First Class Jayson S. Rimer, Iowa State University Naval ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rimer of Papillion, Nebraska.

– Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Adam D. Schilling, Iowa State University Army ROTC, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schilling of New Hampton, Iowa.

– Second Lieutenant Kevin R. Stoll, Iowa State University Air Force ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stoll of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

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