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5th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) Graduates Cadet Summer Training

FORT KNOX, Ky.- 5th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) concluded their 30-day Cadet Summer Training with a graduation ceremony at Brooks Field July 21.

Cadets of 5th Regiment Advanced Camp stood in company formations as family and loved ones looked on proudly from the stands. The 100th Army band played throughout the ceremony, leading the Pass and Review as Cadets marched in front of the stage for Commander, Col. Dan Kelley to inspect the Cadets. Family and community members were able to see each Cadet as they passed by with their company.

12 Cadets were received awards of excellence from community members with handshakes and smiles. Award recipients were as follows:


The colors pass by center stage for Pass In Review during 5th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) graduation ceremony on Brooks Field at Fort Knox, Ky. July 21. Photo by Mattie Cook

Cdt. William B. Pickel, Middle Tennessee State University,  USA Cares Award

Cdt.Cdt. Enrique C. Martinez, Texas A&M University Central Texas, Armed Forces Services Corporation Award

Cdt. Spencer J. Lewis, Louisiana State University, First Command Financial Services Award

Cdt. Max E. Junkins, Norwich University, AUSA Warrior Ethos Award

Cdt. Natalie M. Shaft, St. Cloud State University, Bold Leader Spirit Award

Cdt. Anna V. Aceto, Armstrong Atlantic State University, National Guard Association of the United States Award

Cdt. Aaron J. Whitman, Florida International University, Reserve Officers Association Award

Cdt. Joshua G. Hill, University of North Georgia, Apex Tech Warrior Award

Cdt. Zachary W. Niles, University of North Dakota, Armed Forces Bank Award

Cdt.  Kelley G. Schofield, Westfield State College, USAA Warrior Spirit Award

Cdt. Coleman E. Merck, Lander University, Military Officers Association of America Award

Cdt. Patrick R. Maloney, Old Dominion University, Military Order of World Wars Award


Cdt. Aaron J. Whitman, Florida International University, salutes Commanding Geneneral of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes after 5th Regiment Advanced Camp (CLC) graduation ceremony on Brooks Field at Fort Knox, Ky. July 21. Photo by Mattie Cook

Cadets were left with encouraging words by Cadre and community members and uplifted in the decision to become an Army officer.

5th Regiment Advanced Camp Cadets will go back to their respective Universities and then be commissioned as 2nd Lts. in the Army upon completion of their degree programs.

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Mattie Cook

A graduate of the University of Louisville, Mattie is a Public Affairs Intern for U.S. Army Cadet Command of Fort Knox, KY. Mattie has a passion for serving Veterans, military families and using the power of word to tell the Army story.

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