Cadet Abigail Rundle To Be Commissioned As Officer in the Army
Publication Date: 12/15/2011
Rhodes senior Abigail Rundle will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army upon successful completion of coursework for her diploma this December. She is expected to receive a bachelor of arts degree in Russian studies.
Rundle will be sworn in by Second Lieutenant Dennis Stanford, who graduated from Rhodes in May 2011 and commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in the Army. The commissioning ceremony will take place this month in Seattle with a small gathering of friends and family.
Following commissioning, Rundle will go to Fort Rucker, Ala. to attend flight school for 18 to 24 months. She plans to pursue a career as an Aviation Officer in the Army.
Rundle, the daughter of Dale Rundle, was born in Seattle, Wash. and moved to Bigfork, Mont. in the third grade. A 2008 Bigfork High School graduate, she transferred to Rhodes from the University of Washington after being awarded a scholarship through Army ROTC.
At Rhodes, she has excelled in the ROTC program and academically. Following her junior year, she attended the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, a program requirement for contracted cadets, and returned the only one of her class with the highest assessment rank of “E.” Rundle also attended Cadet Troop Leadership Training in Germany and the Cultural Language Program in Eastern Europe during her summers. She is a Distinguished Military Graduate.
For advice to prospective students and cadets, Rundle says “study hard and make good grades—it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”
(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Nicholas Brydon ’13)