The Fort Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in the James Madison University Annual Army ROTC awards ceremony held on May 4 at Memorial Hall.
First Vice President CAPT Ros Poplar USN (ret) presented the Silver R.O.T.C. Medal to Cadet Cameron Todd Rigney. The Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership qualities, military bearing, and excellence, which exemplify the high ideals and principles which motivated and sustained our patriot ancestors. Also in attendance was Compatriot Randy Atkins, Past President of the Fort Harrison Chapter.
Cadet Rigney will be graduating from JMU with a Kinesiology degree with an exercise science concentration. His military career began when he enlisted into the Virginia National Guard in March 2020 and attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, SC. He desires to pursue a career in physical therapy and be stationed with the famed 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg NC. Prior to this, he will be attending the Army’s Basic Officers Leadership Course and Fort Lee with follow on training at Fort Benning GA where he hopes to earn his jump wings.