Young cadet Jacob Maslin has taken out a statewide cadet training award.
Cadet Under Officer (CUO) Maslin completed the recent Adventure Training Award, the highest award for a cadet.
He collected Dux of the course in the process, making him the highest ranking cadet across NSW.
CUO Maslin spent four days during the recent school holidays undertaking the Adventure Training Award at the Holsworthy Army Base.
Over the four days he accumulated nearly 100km of walking, three hours of personal training per day, navigating, abseiling and a number of other gruelling tasks.
The cadets were sleep deprived and calorie deprived.
Of the hundred top ranking cadets from across the state, only 56 completed the course.
The cadets were grouped in syndicates.
CUO Maslin's syndicate was the best performing.
"We had about about two the three hours of sleep every night and calorie deprivation so we didn't manage to have enough time to eat everything we got," CUO Maslin said.
"So we were hungry, tired and exhausted all the same time doing all these tasks like abseiling, navigations, theory and practical work."
CUO Maslin is a fourth year cadet and a member of the Young Cadet Unit.
His effort throughout the four days at Holsworthy was recognised with the top honour.
"My syndicate performed the best out of the entire course. I got Dux which means I performed best out of the set tasks that had to be achieved," he said.
"On the final day we had a ceremonial parade with the Brigadier General and Colonel Young, the Commander for all of cadets in the country.
"He called out most improved, second and Dux and my name was called out."
Cadet Major Phillip Mitchell said it is a massive achievement.
"It's that tough of a course. One-hundred top ranking cadets in the state and 44 didn't pass the course. He not only passed it, he took it out. It's an amazing feat," Cadet Major Phillip Mitchell said.
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