The US Army Cadet Command designates the top 20% of graduating ROTC seniors nationwide as Distinguished Military Graduates.
The order-of-merit list is compiled based on several criteria, including grade point average, strong performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test, college athletic participation, and performance during college ROTC training and Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Distinguished Military Graduates at TAMU-CC are presented with a commemorative sword. Islander Army ROTC has had six DMGs in the history of the program, which began in 2006.
Distinguished Military Graduates in Islander Army ROTC history