UH Manoa Army ROTC program receives top national honors

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Feb 4, 2009

The University of Hawaii at Mānoa Army ROTC program was recently recognized by the MacArthur Foundation and Cadet Command as one of eight top Army ROTC programs in the country out of 272 programs.

The program was recently awarded the Mission Set 2008 MacArthur Award for being one of the Cadet Command‘s best battalions. The award recognizes performance among battalions in each region during their recently completed mission set. The battalion will also receive an incentive award of $2,500.

The last time the UH Mānoa Army ROTC program received the MacArthur Award was in 2002. "The ROTC Cadre and Cadets are humbled to receive this recognition, and are so proud to be part of a great 85-year history," said Lt. Col. Rod Laszlo, a professor of Military Science.

Also, for the first time in campus history, 11 cadets have been selected to compete in the annual Sandhurst Competition. UH Mānoa is one of eight ROTC teams invited to take part in the worldwide event, to be held April 17-18 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

In addition, this year‘s program will graduate one of its largest classes in two decades on Sunday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Theatre.