Kane to receive Patterson award

Second Lt. Nicolas Kane, a native of Nurnberg, Germany, has been named the Army’s outstanding Officer Candidate School graduate for 2008 and will be presented the Patterson Award Thursday at the Benning Club. Kane joined the Army in January 2004 and graduated from OCS in May 2007. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer.

After commissioning, he attended the Basic Officer Leadership Course, where he was the Distinguished Military Graduate for his class.

He is also a graduate of the Army’s Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, the Warrior Leader Course, the Infantry Mortar Leader Course and the Pathfinder Course.

The Patterson Award was established in 1952 and is based on accomplishments in leadership, academics, aptitude and character. Only one outstanding student is presented this prestigious award each year.

The award is named for Capt. Robert P. Patterson, who served as the Secretary of War during the Truman administration. A judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Patterson earned a Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart during World War II.