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Branstad to present Governor’s ROTC Awards April 9th


This news story was published on April 7, 2014.
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DES MOINES – Governor 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 9, 2014,  at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol in the Robert D. Ray Conference Room.

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

Receiving this year’s awards will be:

Cadet Colonel Jonathon L. Beening, University of Iowa Air Force ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Beening of Inverness, Illinois.

Cadet Lietenant Colonel Zachary A. Graham, Iowa State University Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graham of Waverly, Iowa.

Cadet Captain Amelia A. Herink, University of Iowa Army ROTC, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herink of Canton, Illinois.

Second Lieutenant Charles C. Hohnbaum, Iowa State University Air Force ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Hohnbaum of Oregon, Wisconsin.

Midshipman First Class Kelly A. Larkin, Iowa State University Naval ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Larkin of New Hampton, Iowa.

Cadet Major Benjamin J. Levine, Drake University Army ROTC, the son of Ms. Mary Levine of Bloomington, Minnesota.

Cadet Major Mason E. Nielsen, Buena Vista University Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Nielsen of Central City, Iowa.

Cadet Major Jacob C. Pinion, University of Dubuque Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Dan Pinion of Maquoketa, Iowa.

Cadet Captain Mark R. Wieneke, University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wieneke of Ankeny, Iowa.

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