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The Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., heads a list of eight schools named winners of the 2012-2013 MacArthur Awards by Cadet Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
The MacArthur Awards annually go to the top Reserve Officer Training Corps units hosted at 275 college and university campuses nationwide. The awards, presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of “duty, honor and country” espoused by MacArthur.
The awards are based on a school’s commissioning mission, cadet retention rate and cadets’ performance and standing on Cadet Command’s national order of merit list.
In addition to VMI, the MacArthur Award winners are:
■ Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.
■ Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
■ Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
■ University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo.
■ University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
■ University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
■ Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.