AFROTC names 2016 Right of Line Award recipients

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama --

Headquarters Air Force ROTC announces the selection of three of its 145 detachments as Right of Line Award winners for 2016.

Winners are Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (small detachment category); Detachment 825, University of Texas at Austin (medium detachment category); and Detachment 028, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Arizona) (large detachment category).

Right of Line Award winner selection is based on performance measurements such as officer production, scholarships, recruiting efforts and community service.

The AFROTC commander selects the eventual Right of Line Award recipients from the winners of four separate regional competitions in each category. The regional winners earn the High Flight Award.

“The Right of Line awards are extremely competitive, which speaks to the tremendous talent we have in Air Force ROTC,” said Col. Sherry Stearns-Boles, commander, AFROTC. “While all of our detachments are successfully developing premier leaders of character for the Air Force, this award is a great opportunity to recognize three of our best detachments.”