Society of Cincinnati, MacArthur awards presented
Cadet Col. Timothy A. Devine of Roswell, Ga., and Cadet Maj. Paul Cagle Keeley of Syracuse, N.Y., were honored Feb. 23 with awards recognizing their academic and military achievements at The Military College of South Carolina.
Devine was presented with Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina. Keeley received the prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation Award.
The Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina is given annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the combined qualities of a good soldier and a good citizen – characteristics of the patriots who fought to obtain America’s freedom and which the Society pledges to perpetuate. These citizen-soldier characteristics are modeled after Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer who became a successful general, and charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati, include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette.
Devine is the regimental commander and as the top ranking cadet he oversees the 2,000-member South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Majoring in history, he is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society.
Devine’s accomplishments include Gold Stars for academic achievement, Dean’s List, President’s List and Commandant’s List recognition, the USAA Spirit Award for outstanding student accomplishment and the Maj. William Mark Hutson Award for Leadership and academic excellence. He is a member of the Army ROTC, Re-enactment Society, the campus spirit committee and a Writing Center tutor.
Devine will graduate in May 2007 and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patrick Devine of Roswell, Ga.
The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents its annual award to outstanding cadets of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. Cadets are recognized for excelling in athletics, academics and leadership in the Corps of Cadets and excelling by the standards set by the AMCSUS. It is among the college’s most prestigious annual awards presentations.
A mathematics major, Keeley is 1st Battalion executive officer. He is a member of the Semper Fi Society, Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the marathon team. He also serves on the board for club sports and The Brigadier newspaper staff.
Keeley is scheduled to graduate in May 2007 and be commissioned in the second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Gilbert Keeley of West Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse.