West Point Cadet Shae DeRosier of Tarkio was recently selected Team Member of the Month for his platoon and was awarded Soldier of the Quarter (SOQ) for his Company. Subsequent interviews will take place over the next few weeks for the opportunity to win SOQ at the Battalion, Regiment and finally Brigade level. In the interview process, they look for creative original thinking, confidence, being able to answer basic cadet knowledge and knowing current events.

Cadet DeRosier is currently ranked 388 out of 1,147 cadets which puts him in the top third of his class. Cadets are graded based on their performance in four program areas: Character, Academic, Military and Physical. Each semester, cadets strive to “Beat the Dean.” Shae was able to accomplish the task along with a successful season of Sprint Football in his first semester.