Cadets honored for outstanding achievements
Each spring cadets are recognized for their contributions to cadet life and The Citadel. Cadets are honored for academic achievements, leadership abilities, military endeavors and personal actions that reflect proudly upon The Citadel.
During the military dress parade Friday, April 7, the following cadets were honored:
Cadet Capt. James Douglass Nash of Tomball, Texas
The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States Award
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a first-class cadet 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.
Cadet Capt. Ross Michael Kastner of Charleston
Scottish-American Military Society Ltd. Award
The award is presented annually to the first class cadet who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership and citizenship, excelled in history and military science, and has served in The Citadel's Regimental Pipe Band.
Cadet Capt. Angela Mae Ellenwood of Snohomish, Wisc.
Thomas E. Hemingway Award
The award is given to the first-class cadet who throughout his or her cadet career made the greatest contribution as a Christian cadet on the athletic field and to the spiritual life of the Corps of Cadets. It is named for Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas E. Hemingway, Class of 1960.
Cadet Lt. Col. Jonathan David Lovette of Summerville
Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S. Award
The award is given to a first-class 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.
Cadet Maj. Alexander Mangu Monte of North Myrtle Beach
North Carolina Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots Award
This award will be presented annually at The Citadel to the cadet who through his or her activities in and outside the Corps of Cadets and through superior historical scholarship best exemplifies an understanding and respect of the country's founding fathers and Revolutionary patriots and their sacrifices defending the nation.
Cadet Capt. Kristina Faith Romero of Fayetteville, Ga.
Col. Floyd W. Brown Jr. Memorial Award
The award is presented annually to a first-class 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.
Cadet Capt. Joseph Cole Miller of Hixson, Texas
South Carolina Cadet Medal of Merit
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.
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Timothy Andrew Devine of Roswell, Ga.
Maj. William Mark Hutson Award
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a second-class 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.
Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Joseph Henfey of Philadelphia, Pa.
Brig. Gen. James E. Mace Leadership Award
The award will be presented annually to a first-class 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.
Cadet Lt. Col. Harry Frederick Zinsser of Melbourne, Fla.
Lt. Col. Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Award
This award is presented annually to a first-class cadet based on patriotism, love of fellow man, loyalty, humor, and dedication to The Citadel.
Cadet Capt. Tyler Campbell Gibbs of Sumter
Carlisle Norwood Hastie Award
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to the graduating first-class cadet who is selected by classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well being of other cadets.
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Richard Carlton Faille III of Beverly, Mass.
William G. Willard Jr. Award
The award is presented annually to the second-class cadet selected by the senior cadet leadership - the regimental commander, the executive officer and the four battalion commanders - for exemplifying the qualities of integrity, devotion to duty, and service to The Citadel. The award was established by Willard's widow. Willard, Citadel Class of 1929, was founder of Willard Oil Co. in Spartanburg, S.C.
Cadet Capt. Richard Simpson Ray of Thomasville, Ga.
Capt. Carl H. Josephson Navy Memorial Sword
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 a cadet's time at The Citadel.
Cadet Anthony Reynolds of Youngstown, Ohio
Brig. Gen. William Lee Smith Marine Corps Sword
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 a cadet's time at The Citadel.
J.D. Sehorne Trophy
The award is presented annually to the cadet platoon that wins the regimental platoon drill competition.
Cadet Sgt. Carl J. Castellano of Newtown, Pa.
1st Lt. Dan Malcom Jr. USMC Memorial Sword
The sword will be presented annually to a graduating first-class cadet who will be commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps. It is names in honor of 1st Lt. Dan Malcom Jr., Class of 2001, who died in Iraq in November 2004.