Norwich University Names Top Corps Leader for Upcoming Academic Year

Norwich University Office of Communications

April 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University President Richard Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Russell Holden are pleased to announce that Alex Breindel, of Goldsboro, N.C., has been selected to serve as the 2015-16 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Breindel, (pictured here with GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) ’59, chairman of the Norwich University Board of Trustees) is a 2012 graduate of Wayne Early Middle College High School. At Norwich, he is a Mathematics major, a perennial Dean’s List student and contracted to earn a commission in the U.S. Air Force following graduation next May. He is also the cadet senior enlisted advisor in 3rd Battalion.

Among other activities, Breindel is involved in the Class of 2016 Junior Ring Committee, Maroon and Gold Key Club and the Center for Civic Engagement.

“Alex has excelled at every level during his first three years in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets,” said President Richard W. Schneider. “He is an exceptional leader, critical thinker and problem solver.  Alex is the perfect choice to command the Corps of Cadets next year.”

Breindel will be formally promoted, along with next year’s cadet officers and NCOs during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. on the Upper Parade Ground.

“I am very humbled to be appointed the next Cadet Colonel,” Breindel said. “I have come a long way through many challenges and have met a lot of great people along the way. With every passing day there is not a decision I make I would not be comfortable telling my mom. As I take command of the regiment it will be the people in my life that I thank and remember.”

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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Norwich University
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