Cadet Thomas Bowe, a construction management major, was selected to represent Illinois State University and the Third Brigade at the United States Military Academy (USMA) Mission Command Conference at West Point, N.Y.

Cadets who attend the USMA Mission Command Conference will learn first-hand from operational mentors the challenges of serving with, and leading, soldiers of all ranks in a capstone experience to inspire graduating USMA, USNA and ROTC cadets. The conference facilitates development and imparts knowledge and experience of recent combat veteran officers and NCOs. Cadet Bowe was one of 11 cadets selected from the thousands of other cadets in the Third Brigade, which encompasses 42 other universities throughout the region.