The award is based on a combination of achievement of the school's commissioning mission, its cadets' performance and standing on the U.S. Army Cadet Command's National Order of Merit List, its cadet retention rate, and results of the Ranger Challenge competition. North Georgia's Corps of Cadets has 752 members for fall 2019 and commissioned 103 second lieutenants during the 2018-19 academic year. North Georgia's Corps of Cadets will represent the Spartan Brigade alongside Cadet Command's seven other brigade-level Army ROTC nominees in November for the 2019 Department of Defense ROTC and Higher Educational Institution Partnership Excellence Award competition.
2018-19 recipient of the MacArthur Award for U.S. Army Cadet Command's 1st Brigade
The University of North Georgia Corps of Cadets has been selected as the 2018-19 recipient of the MacArthur Award for U.S. Army Cadet Command's 1st Brigade. The Spartan Brigade encompasses the nation's six senior military colleges. The six military colleges are North Georgia, Norwich University, Texas A&M University, Citadel, Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech.