NAU student recognized as state’s top Army ROTC cadet

Kevin Sweet cadet

Kevin Sweet, a senior history major in Northern Arizona University’s Army ROTC program, was named Arizona’s top cadet by the Arizona Territorial Chapter of the Association of the United States Army.

Sweet was selected out of nearly 400 cadets from Arizona State University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Arizona.

Among Sweet’s achievements are a 4.0 GPA, a perfect score of 300 on his Army physical fitness test, and a No. 1 rating in his training regiment at the Leaders Development and Assessment Course, an intensive 33-day training program at Fort Lewis, Wash.

“Kevin Sweet is an outstanding cadet and student; he strives to exceed the standard in everything he does,” said Lt. Col. Alan J. Deogracias II, professor and chair of military science at NAU. “Because of his dedication to duty and strong work ethic, he out-performed an outstanding population of cadets throughout the state of Arizona.”

Sweet was presented with an engraved ceremonial cavalry saber and a $100 award at the chapter’s luncheon at the Phoenix Elks Lodge on Dec. 16.

Sweet will serve as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation and commissioning in May.