Andrew Garrett, an aerospace engineering major at West Virginia University, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Society of American Military Engineers.

Garrett, a native of Ripley, is active in the University’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He maintains a 3.63 grade point average in his major and has been awarded the AFROTC Achievement Award, the American Veterans Award and the AFROTC Academic Achievement Award three consecutive semesters (fall 2008, spring 2009, fall 2009).

A Cadet Flight Commander, Garrett led 20 freshmen cadets and was responsible for teaching and developing the cadets in Air Force basics (marching, drill, customs and courtesies), as well as help integrate them into the AFROTC program during their first semester at WVU. This semester, Garrett is the Special Projects Officer, and is in charge of planning, executing and completing various projects within the cadet wing such as the Detachment coin, Detachment cleanup, Cadet of the Month program and Flag Details.

“Cadet Garrett stands out among his peers across the boards,” said Lt. Col. Jeremy Anfinson, commander, Detachment 915. “He is a natural leader and exceptionally sharp in all areas. “He is definitely deserving of this recognition.”



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