Every year since 1989, the United States Army has recognized eight programs across the nation – one from each region. The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and the United States Army recognize those ROTC programs and Universities that demonstrate the highest ideals for which General MacArthur stood – Duty, Honor, and Country. “Its recognition that this program in 2012 has attained the highest ideals of which our country was basically founded upon.” The other seven schools to win this award include: Texas A&M, Iowa State University, University of Virginia, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Notre Dame, and Pacific Lutheran University.
“Duty, Honor, Country – those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be cause for little faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”
~General MacArthur’s Thayer Award Speech