Mines student Matthew Mischo (left) has been selected to receive the ROTC Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award, which is given annually for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects. Out of 5,478 senior Army ROTC cadets in the nation who will graduate and be commissioned this year, Mischo is ranked number 4.
One award is authorized for each 4,000 cadets enrolled within an Army ROTC brigade. Cadet Mischo will receive the award from the 5th Brigade, which includes 36 colleges within Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. Colonel James Dodson, Commander of 5th Brigade, presented Mischo with the Bronze Cross Medal and Certificate at a ceremony on the Mines campus on Sept. 12.
In the summer, Mischo had been recognized with the 11th Regiment Distinguished Honor Graduate Standing, given to the top overall cadet within his regiment of approximately 450. The award was presented at a ceremony that capped off the summer Leader Development and Assessment Course, a 29-day long military leadership training course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Mischo, a Wisconsin native, is a senior at Mines majoring in chemical and biochemical engineering. He is currently competing for a position in the Army Medical School Program, which he would begin after graduating from Mines.