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Cadet Burgoon Receives Marshall Award

Tue, April 24, 2007

Since that time, the Marshall Foundation, in partnership with the United States Army, has brought close to 9,500 outstanding college seniors to the Foundation in Lexington, Virginia to receive the Marshall ROTC Award and participate in the Marshall Seminar on the National Security of the United States. Cadets are selected by the cadre of their college or university Army ROTC Detachment as the outstanding Army ROTC cadet for the year.

Last week, C/MAJ Matthew Burgoon had the privilege of attending the George C. Marshall Award Seminar. After travel and in processing, Cadet Burgoon was reunited with 4 of the 11 cadets from his Warrior Forge squad and spent Tuesday evening catching up with old friends. The first day of the conference (Wednesday) brought a tour of historic Lexington, Virginia, opening ceremonies, a keynote speech from Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, a round table discussion with Senior NCOs, and a discussion with MG Winfield (CG Cadet Command). Lunch and dinner speeches were given by MG Winfield and the Honorable George Foresman (Under Secretary of Homeland Security).

Thursday was an event filled day with round table discussions on “Conflict in the Middle East” and “Afghanistan and the Challenges of Transition”. Guest speakers during lunch and dinner were LTG VanAntwerp (CG Accessions Command) and MG Vincent Boles (Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G4). Friday morning included brief remarks from CSM Dennis King (CSM Accessions Command) and an address from COL Corbitt (Western Region Commander). The seminar concluded at lunch on Friday with an address from GEN William Wallace (CG Training and Doctrine Command).

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