Army Cadet David M. Cutsinger received the George C. Marshall Award during an awards ceremony at the Marshall Center, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. The award is named in the honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, who served in World War II as the Army Chief of Staff and in the post-war era as secretary of state and secretary of defense.
The award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior Army ROTC cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each battalion at host universities or colleges. Top cadets from each cadet battalion represent the very best of a highly selective organization. This is a national award and the highest award an ROTC cadet can receive.
Cutsinger is a student at Northern Illinois University. He is the son of Donald Cutsinger of Waterman, and a 1999 graduate of Somonauk High School.