Zachary Thorne: New Officer from Brian’s Hometown Awarded

This year we did something a little different – we presented an additional award in Brian’s name to a graduating Army ROTC cadet from Lock Haven University.


Zachary Thorne is from Brian’s hometown in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He became an Eagle Scout with 3 Palms and continues to serve Boy Scout Troop 130 as an Adult Leader.

Zach’s dedication to Scouting mirrors Brian’s devotion to the Civil Air Patrol, where he too attained the highest cadet rank, the Ranger Black Belt.

Zach also worked at Ockanickon Boy Scout camp in Bucks County for six years and held many positions, which he credits for helping build the foundation for his future in the U.S. Army: leadership, organizational dynamics, and survival skills.

Upon graduation from Lock Haven he will be commissioned into the U.S. Army and assigned to either Active Duty Armor Officer or Active Duty Infantry. He also plans to attend Army Ranger School and the Rappel Master School.

His Army ROTC scholarship was awarded to him a year early, as a high school senior. His college career includes:

  • Air Assault School at Fort Benning
  • Leadership Development Assessment Course
  • Cadet Troop Leader Training at Fort Bragg
  • Daughters of the American Revolutionary War Award, for his dedication to the Lock Haven University Army ROTC Program
  • Scholarship awarded by vote of Lock Haven faculty, for high grades

Zach is very excited about becoming an officer in the United States Army and is honored to receive Brian’s award.

We’re honored to present our award to you, Zachary! Best of luck to you in your future Army career.


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