Cadets Morrow, Self and Echo Company honored at parade
Three awards were presented during Friday’s military dress parade to honor cadets for their achievements within the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and ROTC.
The Regimental Commander’s Bowl was established in 1972 to recognize the cadet company with the most successful cadre as demonstrated by fourth-class attrition and performance in close order drill, physical training and Knob Knowledge. This year’s winner is Echo Compay. Accepting the award was Echo Company Commander Cadet Capt. Blake Safko of St. Petersburg, Fla.
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.
Members of The Citadel's Army ROTC instructor group established the award in 1977 to honor Col. Walter Ballard Clark's service in the military and at The Citadel. Clark, Citadel Class of 1951, was a professor of military science and commandant of cadets from 1974 to 1977.
This year’s recipient is Cadet Capt. Christopher M. Morrow, Band Company executive officer, of Valrico, Fla.
The Widder Award is presented annually in memory of Capt. David Widder, a 1959 Citadel graduate who was killed in Vietnam while serving in the Army.
The award recognizes the distinguished military student who has best exhibited the qualities of devotion to duty, exemplary conduct, military and academic excellence and unquestionable character as determined by cadets in The Citadel's Army ROTC program.
This year’s recipient is Cadet Capt. William J. Self, Hotel Company commander, of Columbia, S.C.