Mines Army ROTC student receives top honors

Mines student Matthew Mischo has been selected to receive the ROTC Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award, which is given annually for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects.

One award is authorized for each 4,000 cadets enrolled within an Army ROTC brigade. Cadet Mischo will receive the award from the 5th Brigade, which includes 36 colleges within Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

Colonel James Dodson, Commander of 5th Brigade, will present Mischo with the Bronze Cross Medal and Certificate on the Colorado School of Mines campus on Sept. 12.

Mischo was also recognized as a top overall cadet within his regiment of approximately 450 cadets at this summer’s Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, and received the 11th Regiment Distinguished Honor Graduate Standing. Mischo was recognized in a ceremony that capped off 29 days of leadership infused training designed to develop each cadet’s leadership abilities through a sequentially organized training schedule that incorporated the basic necessary skills to become an effective military leader.

Mischo, a Wisconsin native, is a senior at Mines majoring in chemical and biochemical engineering. He is currently competing for a position in the Army Medical School Program upon graduation from Mines.