ROTC Dining Out celebrates cadets’ successes and camaraderie
Among the eight awards announced by McDaniel professor of Military Science Lt. Col. Paul Jackson, five awards went to four cadets from McDaniel for recruiting, physical fitness and highest grade-point average. Sophomore Jasmine McCormick of Antioch, Calif., took first place among female cadets in physical fitness and also achieved the highest grade-point average among all sophomores. Michael Nims, a freshman from McLean, Va., had the highest cumulative GPA among freshmen. Juniors Robert Kapp and Nathan Adamczyk, both of Westminster, Md., took first and second awards respectively in recruiting.
Lt. Col. Paul Jackson with freshman Michael Nims.
Speaker for the evening was Maj. Kevin Carroll of the U.S. Army Reserve Military Intelligence who graduated from Johns Hopkins University Army ROTC in 1994. Voluntarily recalled to active duty three times since 9/11, Carroll has served as an analyst and briefer for the Director of Intelligence for the Joint Staff, the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, and the U.S. Afghan theater commander at Bagram from 2002-03; as a regional assessment team commander in Baghdad in 2008-09; and as a human intelligence case officer attached to the 75th Ranger Regiment in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010.
As a civilian, Carroll is senior counsel to the committee on Homeland Security of the U.S. House of Representatives. He earned a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is a teaching fellow and L.L.M. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.