The U.S. Army Cadet Command announced the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2012–2013. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) units nationwide, as the top programs in the country. Johns Hopkins University, which represents 4th Brigade, was one of the elite eight. The brigade consists of the 38 senior Army ROTC programs in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The awards, presented by Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of “duty, honor, and country” as advocated by MacArthur. The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school’s commissioning mission, its cadets’ performance, and standing on the command’s National Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.