UT Martin Army ROTC cadet to participate in national event
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:02 am
The Messenger 04.15.09
An Army ROTC cadet from the University of Tennessee at Martin will join senior U.S. military leaders at a national security seminar to be conducted today through Friday.
Cadet Richard G. Casada of College Grove will travel to historic Lexington, Va., along with key military officials such as Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.
Casada earned the opportunity to participate in the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar by being selected as the top Army ROTC cadet at UT Martin. While in Lexington, Casada will have the opportunity to directly interact with the key leaders in attendance and discuss a variety of issues directly bearing on national security.
Casada is scheduled to be commissioned May 9. At that time, he will become an educational delay lieutenant and will attend law school at the University of Tennessee.
The Marshall ROTC Seminar is in its 32nd year of existence. It is named in honor of George C. Marshall, who served as Army chief of staff during World War II. Subsequent to concluding his military career, Marshall served as secretary of state and later as secretary of defense during the Truman administration. His vigorous efforts to help the economies of Europe recover from the ravages of World War II earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.