Cadets, companies honored for varied achievements
The Citadel honored several cadets during the Thursday, May 4, 2006 military dress parade for achievements in academic, military endeavors, leadership and athletics. The following awards were presented:
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Award
Cadet Capt. John Henry Bergmans, Salina, Mich.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Award is presented annually to the graduating first-class (senior) cadet considered the most outstanding in the performance of Corps of Cadets and military activities and will be commissioned into the armed forces. The commandant of cadets and the professors of the aerospace studies and military and naval science departments pick the recipient.
Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists
Cadet Maj. Nathan Allen Moyer, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
The Daughters of the American Colonists presents the Silver Bowl award annually to a graduating cadet with the best conduct and discipline record during his or her time at The Citadel. Moyer has accumulated 605 merits and never received a punishment order in his four year at The Citadel.
Wade Hampton Saber
Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Gerard Bartomeo, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Wade Hampton Saber is awarded annually by the South Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the first-class (senior) cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership and who makes the greatest contribution to The Citadel while a cadet.
William Porcher DuBose Award
Cadet Capt. Larry McArthur Poole II, Danville, Ky.
The William Porcher DuBose Award is presented annually to honor the first honor graduate in memory of DuBose, who was first honor graduate and ranking cadet of the Class of 1855.
Ackerman Leadership in Community Service Award
Cadet Maj. Harris Ligon, Ocean Isle, N.C.
The Ackerman Leadership in Community Service Award is presented annually to a senior in recognition of hard work, leadership, goal setting and the organization, development and accomplishments of community service projects. The recipient also must demonstrate the ability to complete timely projects that also improve the overall quality of life in the greater Charleston area.
Intramural Referee of the Year Award
Cadet 2nd Lt. Jacob Young, Chapin, S.C.
The Intramural Referee of the Year Award is presented to the cadet who, in the opinion of athletic officers and the intramurals director, has proven to be the most valuable referee.
Board of Visitors Trophy
The Board of Visitors Trophy is awarded annually to the cadet company that wins the regimental intramural championship.
Intramural Athlete of the Year Award
Cadet 2nd Lt. Thomas Brooks Hughes, Columbia, S.C.
The Intramural Athlete of the Year Award goes to the cadet who makes the greatest contribution to his or her company through intramural participation.
Athletic Officer of the Year
Cadet 2nd Lt. Thomas Brooks Hughes, Columbia, S.C.
The Athletic Officer of the Year award is present to the cadet selected by fellow athletic officers as having excelled.
Col. Joseph E. Perkins Honor Committee Award
Cadet Maj. Chester Thomas Carter, Shelby, N.C.
The Col. Joseph E. Perkins Honor Committee Award is presented to a member of the Honor Committee in recognition of invaluable service to the Corps of Cadets by upholding and promoting the ideals of The Citadel Honor System.
Col. Walter Ballard Clark Award
Cadet Capt. Lawrence Girard, Simpsonville, S.C.
The Col. Walter Ballard Clark Award is presented annually to the Army ROTC cadet who achieves the highest overall standing among cadets at the Army ROTC Advanced Camp.
D.S. McAlister Student Activities
Cadet Maj. William Hillis, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
The award is presented annually to the first-class cadet who has made the greatest contribution to the department of cadet activities.
Gen. William Moultrie Sons of the American Revolution Army Sword
Cadet Lt. Col. William Westmoreland, Greer, S.C.
The award is presented annually by the Gen. William Moultrie Sons of the American Revolution to the most outstanding cadet to be commissioned into the U.S. Army. The sword is awarded in recognition of the superior academic and leadership skills demonstrated by the recipient throughout his or her four years at The Citadel.
R.B Pitts III Memorial Award
Cadet Sgt. Herbert Clay Carruth III, Camden, S.C.
The R.B. Pitts III Memorial Award is given in memory of Cadet Reuben Burton Pitts III, Class of 1963, to the second class (junior) cadet who is selected by classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well-being of others.
American Legion Military Excellence Awards
Cadet 2nd Lt. Anthony Reynolds
The American Legion Military Excellence Awards are presented to first and second class cadets who have demonstrated qualities of military leadership, discipline and citizenship.
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation President's Award
Cadet Matthew Matulia
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation President's Award is presented to the senior athlete who has contributed the most to The Citadel's athletic program and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. The members of the graduating class vote to determine each year's recipient.
Andrew Mazur Citizenship Medal
Cadet Jacquelyn Pastick, Evergreen Park, Ill.
The Andrew Mazur Citizenship Medal is named from Andrew Mazur, Class of 2001, who was killed in the line of duty in August while working with the Greenville County Sheriff's Department. The award recognizes a Citadel cadet who has distinguished him or herself by an act of outstanding citizenship that goes far beyond the normal expectations of a cadet. Pastick used her training as a First Responder to help several victims of a traffic accident until EMS could arrive. She rescued one trapped driver from his vehicle.
The Commandant's Cup is awarded annually to the company that compiles the highest score for drill competitions, parades, guard, unit readiness and discipline in the Corps of Cadets.
W.C. White Medal
Cadet Capt. Heith B. Robinson, Simpsonville, S.C.
The W.C. White Medal is awarded annuyal to the company commander of the winning Commandant's Cup company.
Star of the West Medal
Cadet David Phillip Alger, Bryantown, Md.
The Star of the West Medal is awarded annually to the best drilled cadet in the Corps of Cadets. A competition is held each year the week of commencement.
Gen. Charles P. Summerall Cup
The Gen. Charles P. Summerall Cup is awarded annually to the cadet company with the best academic achievement. Companies are rated on average grade point ratio for each semester.