Courtesy of Nate Frimmel
Ohio University senior Nate Frimmell was named in the top 10 on the Army ROTC merit list. Maj. Gen. Antonio Munera, commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees the Army ROTC, last week recognized Frimmel as the 10th best Army ROTC cadet in the country.
Frimel is a dual major in History Law and Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences, and maintains a 4.0 GPA while working as a tour guide and playing intramural sports.
Each year, approximately 6,000 Army ROTC cadets from 275 colleges and universities participate in the Order Merit List process as part of their preparation for commission into the United States Army. Cadets are evaluated on performance, fitness scores, and participation in ROTC training and activities.
Frimel was selected as the Ohio Army’s ROTC Bobcat Battalion’s highest-ranking cadet out of 23 Ohio University cadets entering service this year.He was also a top 10 finalist Navy Federal Credit Union ROTC All-American Scholarship Program.
“We are very proud of Nate. He is an example of what we can do at Ohio University and epitomizes the talented cadets we produce in Ohio,” said military science professor at the Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion. Major Troy Lovely said, “It is an honor for the Bobcat Battalion to have Nate selected as one of the Top 10 Medals of Excellence.”
Frimel said he was honored to be selected as one of the top 10 cadets and wanted to thank everyone in the Ohio Bobcat Battalion for helping him achieve this achievement. Told.
“From the beginning, I embraced Army ROTC’s competitive nature and aimed to perform at the highest level,” says Frimel. “We structured our daily lives to achieve short-term goals that ultimately lead to overall success in the long run. With discipline, hard work, and a willingness to learn, anyone can do well in the Army ROTC.” I believe I can do it, and I look forward to using the skills I developed in Army ROTC in my future military and civilian careers.”
Frimel also earned the Distinguished Military Graduate title and will serve as a cadet battalion commander for the spring semester before graduating and commissioning as an airman in the Ohio National Guard, Lovely said.
“Nate is a top student and leader,” said Lovely. “His dedication to his studies, his fellow cadets, and his battalion, as well as his relentless leadership, earned him a spot on this prestigious Top 10 list.”
Frimel is the second OHIO Army ROTC cadet in the past two years and fourth in the past nine years to make the Top 10 medal list. 2020, Cadet Abbey Ludwig He was also recognized as the 10th best Army ROTC cadet in the country.
The Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion was established in Ohio in 1936 to prepare students for active duty officers in the United States Army. At Ohio University, the ROTC program is housed in the University College. For more information about Army ROTC at Ohio University, visit Ohio University Army ROTC Website.
https://www.ohio.edu/news/2022/12/army-rotc-cadet-frimel-selected-top-10-order-merit-list Army ROTC Cadet Frimmel Named Top 10 on Merit List