October 18, 2016 – Chester, Pa. – Two officers at Widener Army ROTC have been recognized for their dedication and service to the US Army Cadet Command.

Keith Karbel, recruiting operations officer, was recently named ROTC Recruiter of the Year and Brian Norton, human resources assistant, was named ROTC Human Resources Assistant of the Year.

The awards, which are presented annually, are chosen through a nomination process. Both winners were nominated by Lt. Col. Matthew Ignatovig, former commander of Widener’s Army ROTC Dauntless Battalion and professor of political science.

The award is given to individuals who exhibit an exceptional work performance, who go above and beyond the call of duty in the areas of work ethic, leadership, interpersonal skills, and performance. Both Karbel and Norton are department of the Army civilians.

Ignatovig said when he worked with Karbel and Norton he had the opportunity to observe their character and how they each displayed selfless service and dedication in their roles at the University.

“They always went the extra mile,” Ignatovig said. “And, they do things because they truly care about the future officers.”

Widener is the host institution for Army ROTC cadets from Widener, Penn State-Abington, Penn State-Brandywine, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Immaculata University, Neumann University, Villanova University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Photo Caption: Human Resources Assistant Brian Norton (left) and Keith Karbel, recruiting operations officer, receive awards for their dedication and service to the US Army Cadet Command.