Colin Root, a cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Portland, was honored as the top overall cadet in his regiment during graduation ceremonies for the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course at Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington last month.

He was among approximately 885 ROTC Training Corps cadets from the 1st and 2nd Regiments. Root is from Tampa, Fla.