Kayla Carney ’14 is a Leadership Studies major with minors in Communication and Sociology from Allen, Texas. She is the daughter of Kim Sylvester and Paul Carney. Kayla is currently serving as the Executive Officer for Company A-2 and also serves as the S-4 Officer for the Texas A&M Army ROTC Warrior Training Battalion for the 2013-2014 school year.

Active within the Corps, Kayla is currently a member of the Corps Bataan Death March Team, Corps Marathon Team and Captain of the Corps Women’s Softball Team. This will be her third year competing on the Bataan Death March Team and she was named Most Outstanding Female Athlete for the 2011-2012 school year. The Corps Bataan Death March Marathon Team competes as teams and individuals representing the Corps of Cadets in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March marathon in White Sands, New Mexico, to commemorate those heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II. She also represents the Corps of Cadets in the Bryan/College Station Marathon each December.

Kayla was a transfer student from Texas A&M University at Galveston and began her Corps career in Squadron 18. After her semester as a freshmen in Squadron 18, she moved to Company A-2. Currently contracted with the United States Army, Kayla will commission as a Second Lieutenant in May 2014. She plans to serve in the National Guard while pursuing a Law Degree from the newly established Texas A&M School of Law.

A seasoned and accomplished cadet, Kayla holds several leadership positions within the Corps and is clearly recognized for her positive attitude, her confidence, and her innate leadership abilities. She has devoted herself to doing well academically, to maintaining a high level of physical fitness, and to becoming a leader that all want to emulate. I know she will continue her pursuit of excellence in all that she does and will do well in law school. I also have no doubt that Kayla has a very promising career ahead of her in the U.S. Army. Kayla represents the very best of our cadet Corps, and I wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.