Xavier University ROTC Cadets in Top 20 Percent in the Nation

| October 26, 2012

Five Xavier University ROTC Cadets of the All For One Battalion rank in the top twenty percent in the nation among 5,592 Cadets, earning recognition as Distinguished Military Graduates. All are seniors at Xavier University.

(14468) Nichole Perrin of Hilton, NY ranked #802. The daughter of Jack Magliocca and Cathy Perrin, she is majoring in nursing.
(17055) Amanda Rainey of Mechanicsburg, PA ranked #910. The daughter of Scott and Elaine Rainey, she is majoring in communications. She also achieved an overall Excellent Rating in the Leadership Development Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis this past summer (see below).
(43209) Colin Zidar of Bexley, Ohio ranked #376 in the nation. The criminal justice major is the son of Robert and Jennifer Zidar.
(44406) Alexis Thorne of Canfield, Ohio ranked #685. The daughter of William and Debra Thorne, she is majoring in political science. She also achieved an overall Excellent Rating in the Leadership Development Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis this past summer (see below).
(45806) Keaten Joseph of Lima, Ohio ranked #634. He is the son of Daniel and Tamara Joseph and majoring in finance.

Yearly, the U.S. Army Cadet Command establishes a National Order of Merit List for all Cadets to be commissioned in that fiscal year. The score is based on GPA, Army physical fitness test scores, and Leadership Development and Assessment testing. This OML score helps determine to which branch of the Army Cadets will be commissioned, their selection for active or reserve duty or other benefits such as Law or Medical school, and their selection for awards and recognition. In order to be designated Distinguished Military Graduate, Cadets must place in the top 20 percent of all cadets.

More than 20 percent of Cadets in Xavier’s All for One Battalion (4 of 18) achieved an Overall Excellent Rating in the Leadership Development Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis this summer. In addition to Cadets Rainey and Thorne, also receiving this rating were:

(44260) Anthony Frisone of Suffield, Ohio is a senior majoring in international business at Xavier. He is the son of Mark and Jean Frisone.
(46142) Nicholas Sagorsky of Greenwood, Indiana is a senior at Xavier, majoring in criminal justice. He is the son of Joseph and Kathy Sagorsky.

“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of these Cadets and of the entire senior class due to commission in the spring,” says LTC Kevin Wissel. “Xavier’s academic program, the Cadre’s focused training efforts, and their personal drive resulted in their extraordinary accomplishments.”