Alyssa Marie Michalke of Schulenburg will take command of the 2,400 plus member unit at the end of the spring semester and serve throughout the 2015-16 school year.
Michalke is a junior with a dual major in ocean and civil engineering and currently is Corps Sergeant Major, the highest rank for any cadet who is not a senior. She is also the first woman to hold that position.
Michalke will formally assume command on May 9th.
You can learn more about the historic appointment here.