Columbus State University’s Presichi Ties for Top Score

Training culminates with graduation for 9th and 10th Regiments

GT-PresichiJOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. – Columbus State University’s Cadet Marco Presichi (Alpha Co., 9th Regiment) tied for the top male Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) score with 350 points as he was among the approximately 901 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadets from the 9th and 10th Regiments graduated from the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course July 28 during a short graduation and commissioning ceremony at Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Presichi’s score tied with Cadet Christopher Polo, Bravo Co., 9th Reg. from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also with 350 points.

As part of the ceremony, 24 Cadets from the 9th Reg. and 23 Cadets from the 10th Reg. were sworn in and pinned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

The ceremony capped off 29 days of leadership-infused training designed to develop each Cadet’s leadership abilities through a sequentially organized training schedule that incorporated the basic necessary skills to become an effective military leader.