Tri-College Army ROTC Cadet Jonathan Kvernen was named the honor graduate, the third Cadet of 435, in the 8th Regiment at the Leadership Assessment Development Course (LDAC) in Fort Lewis, Washington. Kvernen is a construction management major at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Kvernen excelled in every aspect of his leadership assessment at LDAC this summer. He did particularly well as a field leader receiving high marks in his ability to lead soldiers in a tactical environment. Kvernen is slated to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the North Dakota National Guard May 2013.

As a whole, the Bison Battalion has once again exceeded all measurable US Army Cadet Command statistics at LDAC. The battalion is primed to once again finish among the top programs in the nation. Last year the Bison Battalion was ranked third in the 3rd ROTC Brigade and in the top ten percent in the nation.