First Year EWU Cadet Selected for Sons of the American Revolution ROTC Award

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Congratulations to Eastern Washington University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet, Joshua Browning for being selected for the Sons of the American Revolution Award. The award recognizes a first year ROTC cadet who has excelled in all military aspects and scholastically at EWU.

EWU Army ROTC thanks the Sons of the American Revolution for recognizing one of our outstanding first year Cadets.  You can learn more about the Sons of the American Revolution at this link.

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AUSA Recognizes EWU Army ROTC Cadet With Military History Award

Eastern Washington University Army ROTC “Fighting Eagles’ Battalion Cadet, Everett Kuhnel was recently recognized with the Association of the United States Army Military History Award.

The award is given to one Cadet in the battalion that has excelled in military history classes. EWU Army ROTC thanks the AUSA for recognizing one of our outstanding Cadets.
You can learn more about AUSA at the link.

Military Order of the World Wars Recognizes EWU Army ROTC Cadet

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Congratulations to Eastern Washington University (EWU) Army ROTC Cadet, Corina Lindsey for being recognized as the MS-II awardee for the Military Order of the World Wars Award.

The award is given to MS-1, MS-II, and MS-III Cadets that excel in military and scholastic aspects of the ROTC curriculum.

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EWU Army ROTC Cadet Corina Lindsey

The Military Order of the World Wars’ (MOWW) founding resulted from General of the Armies John J. Pershing’s request that his officers continue serving America after their active military service ended following World War I. Since MOWW’s establishment in 1919, MOWW members (“Companions”) have lived by the Military Order’s motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.”

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EWU Army ROTC thanks the MOWW for recognizing Cadet excellence. You can learn more about MOWW at this link.

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For Two Years in A Row, EWU Army ROTC Recognized with Top Instructor Award


The Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), “Fighting Eagles” battalion is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row one of our faculty members has been recognized with a U.S. Army Cadet Command Instructor of the Year Award.  Major (MAJ) Nicholas Carbaugh was recognized as the 2020 Officer Instructor of the Year out of all 274 ROTC battalion across the country.

MAJ Nicholas Carbaugh

As MAJ Carbaugh advanced through the different levels of the award process he had to submit multiple videos of himself instructing his students as well as letters of recommendation. A board at Cadet Command headquarters at Fort Knox, Kentucky review all the submissions from across the United States that made it to the final round and selected MAJ Carbaugh as the top instructor.

MAJ Carbaugh is a finance graduate from Virginia Tech who serves in the Field Artillery branch.  He has been instructing at EWU for nearly two years.  This year he has served as the lead instructor for our third year Cadets to prepare them to attend Advanced Camp training.  For the past two years our Cadets have had well above average Advanced Camp scores assisted by MAJ Carbaugh’s instruction.

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MAJ Carbaugh (right) talks with Cadet Cesar Guzman (left) during a March 2020 Field Training Exercise.

MAJ Carbaugh also represents the Department of Military Science as its representative on the Academic Senate.  As a senator he is responsible for helping to formulate university policy and take part in the development of recommendations to be acted on by the Board of Trustees.  In the local community he was elected as the Treasurer for the Montessori School Board where he is responsible for advising on how the school spends its budget.  MAJ Carbaugh is clearly not only an outstanding instructor, but an important part of the university, and the community.  Congratulations to MAJ Carbaugh for his well deserved recognition as the 2020 U.S. Army Cadet Command Officer Instructor of the Year.

MAJ Carbaugh driving our historic Jeep while conducting Cannon Crew duties at an EWU home football game.

MAJ Carbaugh’s award follows the Non-Commissioned Officer Instructor of the Year Award given to then Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jason Hennig last year.  EWU Army ROTC is only program in the nation that has won a total of three national Cadet Command awards for excellence the past two years.  Last year our Human Resources Administrator, Ms. Linda Moody won the award for the top Cadet Command HRA as well.

For anyone wanting to be part of our award winning ROTC program, it is still possible to sign up. ROTC is the one way to explore military service with no obligation to join.  Any enrolled or incoming EWU student can sign up for a military science class.  Please contact Ms. Linda Moody at (509) 359-6104 or by email at to determine which military science class is best for you.

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2020 General Society for the War of 1812 Award Winner

The General Society for the War of 1812 recognized one MS-II Cadet this year with their award for excellence. The General Society for the War of 1812 is a charitable organization of descendants of American veterans of the War of 1812. The General Society was founded on January 9, 1854, at the Congress Hall in Philadelphia by Joel B. Sutherland.

The Eastern Washington University Army ROTC cadet selected for their annual award was Olivia Roble who is a nursing major who has maintained an above 3.5 GPA, has been very active in Color Guard, Cannon Crew, and other ROTC activities, and completed all requirements to contract this year and activate her ROTC scholarship. She is an extremely dedicated Cadet who is well deserving of this recognition.

Congratulations to Cadet Roble and thank you to the General Society for the War of 1812 for recognizing a very deserving Cadet.

Learn more about the General Society for the War of 1812 at this link.

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EWU ROTC Graduate’s National Guard Service Featured in The Easterner

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EWU Army ROTC class of 2016 graduate, Miranda Munsell was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer into the Washington Army National Guard.  Since graduating from Eastern, she has been promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the 2-146th Field Artillery Battalion.

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1LT Miranda Munsell

1LT Munsell’s National Guard unit was recently activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  EWU’s school newspaper, The Easterner has published an article highlighting her service.  Here is a quote from 1LT Munsell in the article:

“It’s so important to me that we can be there when our communities need us. Seeing the impact we have had and being able to be there to assist the people who need it in this time of crisis is extremely rewarding,” said 1LT Munsell.  [The Easterner]

I highly recommend everyone reading the whole article at the link.  You can also view a video featuring 1LT Munsell at this link. Great job by 1LT Munsell for being such a great leader and all the other National Guard personnel helping others across the state during this pandemic.

For anyone interested in becoming a National Guard officer and serving their fellow citizens in a time of crisis, the EWU Army ROTC program is a path to doing this.  Incoming and current EWU students can sign up for a Military Science course to explore their options in the Army with no obligation to join.  If National Guard service is something you are interested in pursuing we can help you with finding a unit and accessing scholarship benefits.

Cadets on a Minuteman Scholarship or a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) Scholarship are guaranteed National Guard service, awarded full tuition or $10k towards room and board a year to EWU, receive $1,200 annually for books, and a $420 a month stipend plus other benefits.  Anyone interested in learning more about their National Guard options can reach us through our Contact page or by emailing us at