Claire Wang, Class of 2014
Distinguished Leadership award, U.S. Army Sapper School
Claire received the Distinguished Leadership Award when she completed the intense training program to become a combat engineer. “The Sapper Leader Course is a 28-day, joint-service course designed to create ‘elite’ combat engineers in all aspects of mobility, counter mobility, and survivability” (www.army.mil). In a message to Mr. Kip Petzrick Claire says, “Sapper graduation was one of the best days of my life (after my West Point graduation). I was also honored with the Distinguished Leadership award for my Sapper class, and I hope you realize the impact you and Trinity had on me to reach that point.” She is currently serving as a platoon leader of a Sapper platoon.