Lt. Thomas C. Billig ’05 was
awarded the 2005 Raytheon Trophy by the secretary of the Army, recognizing him
as the year’s most outstanding ROTC commissioned graduate. Billig previously was
named the nation’s best cadet by ROTC central command in 2004.
the second Spartan Battalion grad to receive the Raytheon Award, given annually
since 1964. The first was Lt. Jeffrey Sargent in 1996.
UT is one of three
schools to supply the winner more than once. Virginia Military Institute
graduates have taken the honor six times, while Texas A&M graduates have won
“Given that UT is not a military-oriented school like VMI
and A&M,” noted Lt. Col. Patrick O’Sullivan, Spartan Battalion commander,
“having two winners in the past decade is indeed a huge feather in UT’s
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