Nicholas J. VanSlyke, a cadet in St. John’s Red Storm Battalion of the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), takes the service component of St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission to heart—he has dedicated his college years to preparing to serve our country in the US Army.
His efforts were recently recognized by the ROTC as he was ranked seventh in the nation on the 2018 Order of Merit list, out of a talent pool of 5,500 cadets who are commissioning in 2019. Nicholas is scheduled to graduate in May and commission as an Active Duty Infantry Officer. In June, he will relocate to Fort Benning, GA, to attend the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course, a 19-week program designed to train and develop Infantry Lieutenants. From there, he will attend Ranger School, the Army’s premier leadership school.
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