Student honored with ROTC Award of Merit

March 3, 2015

David J. Buehler, a senior in chemical engineering in the University of New Mexico School of Engineering, is a recipient of the Society of American Military Engineers ROTC Award of Merit.

Buehler is a Cadet Colonel in the Air Force ROTC, where he is the cadet wing commander at Detachment 510.

The award is given to the top five AFROTC engineers in the southwest region, which extends from California to Arkansas. Winning the award places Buehler in the top 20 AFROTC engineers in the nation.

The award is given by the Society of American Military Engineers in conjunction with AFROTC.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their AFROTC class and the top 25 percent of their engineering class or have at least a B average in math, science, and engineering courses. They also must provide a letter of recommendation from the dean of their school, a letter of recommendation from their commander, and provide a list of accomplishments.