Xavier University ROTC Cadets in Top 10% in the Nation

October 13, 2011

Three Xavier University ROTC Cadets of the All For One Battalion, rank in the top ten percent in the nation among 5,643 Cadets, earning recognition as Distinguished Military Graduates.

David Harper was ranked # 67 in the nation. He is a senior in international business at Xavier with a minor in French. A native of Liberty Township (45044), he is the son of Stan and Jamie Harper.

Bradley Martin was ranked # 251. A native of Union, KY (41091), he is the son of Karen Martin. He is in Xavier’s Honors Bachelor of Arts program, majoring in political science with a minor in international studies.

Jordan Marks was ranked # 268. The son of John and Lora Marks, the Palmyra, MI native (49268) is a senior majoring in theology at Xavier.

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.

Twenty-five percent of Cadets in Xavier’s All for One Battalion (5 of 20) achieved an Overall Excellent Rating in the Leadership Development Assessment Course at Ft. Lewis this summer. The national average among battalions was 14 percent. Cadets Harper, Martin, and Marks also received this rating, along with Lillian Hague (11946) and Nathan Quinn (45231). Hague, from Hampton Bays, NY, is the daughter of William and Elisabeth Hague and a senior in the nursing program at Xavier. Quinn is a senior at Miami University, majoring in broadcasting. He lives in Cincinnati and is the son of LtCdr Kevin Quinn of Alabama and Virginia Hosang of Jacksonville, Florida.

“The efforts and accomplishments of these Cadets and the entire battalion is a testament to the hard work, dedication and extensive training they all undergo,” says LTC Shane Ousey. “It is truly a team effort that results in these dynamic individual results.”