The Golden Knight Battalion is made up of Cadets from all four of the schools in the North Country (Clarkson, St Lawrence, SUNY Potsdam, and SUNY Canton). Each of the schools adds something special to the mix. Although they all bring unique qualities to the Battalion they all become part of the Battalion quickly. The mix was a good one again this year. Again this year the graduates from SUNY Potsdam were all prior service or drilling Guard/Reserve members. Of special note, Cadet Dudley had been one of the local recruiters prior to making the jump to the Green to Gold program. We also want to thank COL (retired) Bill Murphy and Colonel (retired) E. Michael Polao who were our guest speakers at SUNY Potsdam and St Lawrence.
Lieutenant Timothy Dudley-
Lieutenant Dudley is commissioned into the infantry. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He will attend the infantry officer basic course at Fort Benning Georgia and will serve at Fort Benning with the third brigade, third infantry division when he completes his training Lieutenant Dudley was also recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate signifying his high standing in the class and national order of merit list. He entered the program through the Green to Gold non scholarship option.
Lieutenant Rebecca Hyatt-
Lieutenant Hyatt was commissioned into the Quartermaster Corps. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She will attend the quartermaster officer basic course at Fort Lee Virginia. Her first duty will be in Korea. She entered the program through the Green to Gold Active Duty Option.
Lieutenant Taylor Phillips-
Lieutenant Phillips was commissioned into the military intelligence branch with detail to the infantry. He received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and middle eastern studies. He will attend the infantry officer basic course in Fort Benning Georgia.
Lieutenant Taylor Macci-
Lieutenant Macci was commissioned into the infantry. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and economics. He will attend the infantry officer basic course at Fort Benning Georgia. His first duty assignment will be at Fort Lewis Washington with the second infantry division. He was a 4 year scholarship winner