SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah's Army ROTC department has won one of eight MacArthur Awards for the school year 2010-2011.

The awards, presented by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, recognize the ideals of "duty, honor and country" as advocated by MacArthur.

The University of Utah department represented Cadet Command's Fifth Brigade, which consists of the 36 senior Army ROTC programs in the Southwest.

The award is based on a combination of the achievement of the school's commissioning mission and its cadets' performance and standing on the Command's national Order of Merit List and its cadet retention rate.