Gateway Battalion cadets earn honors


​​Patrick Grindel, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and a cadet in the ROTC Gateway Battalion, has been recognized by the U.S. Army Cadet Command as a Distinguished Military Graduate, ranking fourth in a nationwide field of 6,000 cadets. 

Distinguished Military Graduates represent the top 20% of all graduating cadets and have earned excellent grades, demonstrated leadership, performed well in the Army physical fitness test and completed ROTC Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Other Distinguished Military Graduates from Washington University are: 

  • Kyle Melles, a senior studying economics in Arts & Sciences;
  • Kathryn Porter, a senior studying political sciences in Arts & Sciences; and
  • Zac Styka, a senior studying accounting and finance at Olin Business School. (Styka ranked in the top 10% nationwide.)