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Citadel News Service

For Release
February 21, 2003

Two cadets honored with prestigious awards

          Cadet Captain Peter Avery Mallory Jr. of LaGrange, Ga., and cadet Captain Paul Jennings Swaim of Nicholasville, Ky., were honored today at The Citadel.

          Mallory, a senior political science major, received the Society of the Cincinnati Award. Swaim, a senior Spanish major, was presented the General Douglas MacArthur Cadet Award for 2003.

          The Society of the Cincinnati Medal is awarded annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the citizen-soldier characteristics of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer who became a successful general. Charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette.

          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 academics and providing leadership in the Corps of Cadets.

          Cadet Mallory is the Echo Company commander, Navy Battalion Commander of the Navy ROTC unit at The Citadel, and a Distinguished Naval Student. He also has received several other awards, including the Navy ROTC Leadership Medal, Regimental Commander's Bowl and Commandant's Cup. His campus activities have included the Baptist Student Union, Citadel Naval Student Association, Summerall Guards and Echo Company honor representative.

          Swaim is the Palmetto Battery company commander, commander of the Reenacting Club, vice president of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society; and member of the 2003 Honor Committee. He is active in Campus Crusade for Christ, Regimental Color Guard, a member of cadre and a Spanish tutor. Previous awards include the Cadet Medal of Valor in 2002.

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