Finance student Matt Soileau was one of three members of Texas A&M’s Corps of Cadets to receive a Doherty Award during the university’s graduation and commissioning ceremonies in December.

Doherty Awards are given to the most outstanding cadets to be commissioned through each of Texas A&M’s ROTC programs: Army, Air Force and Navy-Marine Corps.

Soileau served as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Cadets and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. The two other Doherty Award recipients were 2nd Lt. Matt Henley of San Antonio, Texas, and 2nd Lt. Dustin Hammit of Georgetown, Texas. Henley, a civil engineering graduate, was commissioned into the Air Force, and Hammit, a history graduate, was commissioned into the Marine Corps.