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Citadel News Service
13 Apr 2007

Awards for excellence presented at parade

Eleven cadets and an active duty student in the Navy Seaman to Admiral-21 program were honored for outstanding achievements in academics, military duties and leadership on Friday, April 13, 2007 during the military dress parade.

Navy Sword
Cadet Maj. Jason Howard Chuma

The Charleston Council of the Navy League presents the award annually to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the U.S. Navy. The sword is awarded in recognition of superior academic and leadership skills demonstrated during four years as a Citadel cadet.

Marine Corps Sword
Cadet 2nd Lt. John David Langer

The Charleston Council of the Navy League presents the award annually to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps. The sword recognizes superior academic and leadership skills demonstrated during four years at The Citadel.

Malcom Sword
Cadet Capt. Carla Stanley

The award is presented in memory of 1st Lt. Dan Malcom Jr., Class of 2001, who was killed in 2004 in Iraq. It recognizes a cadet for leadership and dedication while a member of The Citadel Naval ROTC.

Carlisle Norwood Hastie Award
Cadet Capt. Dustin W. Henderson of Charleston and Monticello, Miss

The award is presented annually at The Citadel to the graduating first-class (senior) cadet who is selected by classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well being of other cadets.

South Carolina Cadet Medal of Merit
Cadet Capt. Douglas J. Schmid

The adjutant general of South Carolina presents the award to an outstanding first-class (senior) cadet who exemplifies the traits of leadership, scholastic achievement, conduct and participation in cadet and college activities.

Brig. Gen. James E. Mace Leadership Award
Cadet Lt. Col. David Liberti

The award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet who will be commissioned in the military and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the day-to-day running of the Corps of Cadets. The cadet must exhibit unwavering love for The Citadel along with the leadership traits of honor, self discipline, courage, patriotism, high moral standards and service to fellow cadets. The award is named after former Commandant of Cadets and 1963 Citadel graduate Brig. Gen. James Emory Mace.

Col. Floyd W. Brown Jr. Memorial Award
Cadet Maj. Jonathan Patrick Welch

The award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet who will be commissioned into the military. It recognizes the cadet who has contributed to the success of the Department of Cadet Activities, who best exhibits the highest degree of customs and courtesies of a cadet, citizen and soldier and who possesses love and loyalty to The Citadel traditions of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, loyalty, high moral standards and service.

Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States Award
Officer Candidate David Nelson Kahkonen, Navy Seaman to Admiral-21 student

The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a student who is in good academic and disciplinary standing, who has excelled in the ROTC program, leadership and study of military history and is a proactive cadet who will be commissioned into the United States military upon graduation.

Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S. Award
Cadet Jason Howard Chuma

The award is given to at first-class (senior) who best exemplifies the finest traditions of The Citadel and best represents the college’s mission of achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders.

Maj. William Mark Hutson Award
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Michael Pinckney Horger Jr.

The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a second-class (junior) cadet selected for outstanding leadership ability, academic standing and devotion to duty. It is given by Col. and Mrs. J.C. Hutson in memory of their son, Maj. William M. Hutson, U.S. Air Force, Class of 1939, who was killed in service in World War II.

Lt. Col. Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Award
Cadet Capt. Joshua Edwin Noah Pozsik

This award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet based on patriotism, love of fellow man, loyalty, humor, and dedication to The Citadel.

The D.S. McAlister Student Activities Award
Cadet Maj. Ryan Schupp

The award is presented annually to the first class cadet who has made the greatest contribution to the Department of Cadet Activities.

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