The nation’s top ROTC cadet is a UWM mechanical engineering alumnus

A recent UWM mechanical engineering graduate is being honored as the top Army ROTC cadet in the nation. Douglas Machkovech, who graduated in December 2020, is the first-ever member of the Golden Eagle Battalion to receive this honor, according to Lt. Col. Ioannis Kiriazis, professor of military science at Marquette. The Golden Eagle Battalion, which is based at Marquette, includes ROTC students from UWM, MSOE, Concordia University Wisconsin, UW-Parkside, and Marquette.

Machkovech says he chose UWM among several universities because he liked the campus and the engineering and ROTC programs. He was one of about 40 UWM students in ROTC and made the Dean’s List every semester since starting at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. Read more.