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October 7, 2004 :: No. 50

Cal State Fullerton ROTC Student Awarded Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

William Golembiewski of Diamond Bar, a cadet in the ROTC program at Cal State Fullerton, has been awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement — presented in recognition of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects, as well as for leadership skills.

He was one of only three cadets selected for this honor from the Western region (California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota), which includes 23 universities. Cadet Command — a program of college-based ROTCs that assists with scholarships and living expenses for ROTC cadets, presented the award.

Golembiewski, a senior majoring in child and adolescent development, recently graduated from the ROTC’s “Leadership and Development” course with top honors. He spent the summer in Fort Lewis, Wash., attending the course.

“We are very proud of William and his accomplishments,” said Master Sgt. David A. Takacs, senior military instructor of Cal State Fullerton’s ROTC program.

Enrollment in the university’s ROTC program currently numbers 80 students, including those from UCI and Biola University. Participants in the program are pursuing bachelor’s degrees, and upon graduation, they will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Media Contacts: Master Sgt. David Takacs at 657-278-5746 or
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