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Eagle Battalion Honored by Georgia Lawmakers

3-6 Eagle battalion honored by GA lawmakersGeorgia Southern’s ROTC Eagle Battalion was honored at the State Capitol by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Statesboro area lawmakers on Tuesday, March 5.

The cadets were recognized for winning the 2013 Ranger Challenge which tests physical endurance and mental agility. The two day competition in January included marksmanship and land navigation and a 13 mile course that tested their technical and tactical skills.

The Office of Gov. Nathan Deal shared two photographs with the Eagle Battalion. Click here to see one photo and here for the other.

Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel, Ph.D., Russell Keen from the University’s Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement, Eagle Battalion Commander LTC Gary Morea and the cadets were congratulated by Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. Jack Hill, Rep. Jan Tankersley, Rep. Jon Burns and Rep. Butch Parrish. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who attended Georgia Southern, said it was an honor to recognize the ROTC cadets for winning the Ranger Challenge. The Eagle Battalion also received resolutions from lawmakers in the state House and Senate.

 The Eagle Battalion will compete in the International Sandhurst Competition at the U.S. Military Academy in April.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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