Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR presents Gold ROTC Medal to Lander University cadet

April 16, 2024

The Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR presented the Gold ROTC Medal to Trinity Tribble-Daniel during the Honors & Awards Program for the Lander University College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Tribble-Daniel is a graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and began her college career at Presbyterian College in Clinton before transferring to Lander, where she is majoring in public health. During her time in the ROTC program, Tribble-Daniel has been the cadet level, Company First Sergeant and Battalion Executive Officer. She is a licensed pharmacy technician. Lander’s ROTC program is a partnership with Presbyterian College and Newberry College. The three schools form the Scottish Highlander Battalion.

DAR established the medal in 1967 in recognition of the ROTC as an important program that prepares trained officers for service in the armed forces.

Medal recipients, who are selected by the professors of military science at the college and university level, must have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and earned a record of military and scholastic achievement during their participation in an ROTC program.

Students must be in the upper 25 percent of their classes in ROTC and in academic subjects. They must have shown qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.

The award was presented by chapter member Karen Petit, on behalf of Helen Nazzaro, the Issaqueena Organizing Regent and Chair of the South Carolina National Defense Committee for DAR.