ROTC detachments honor cadets
The General William
H. Hartzog Scholarship
The General William H. Hartzog Scholarship is presented to an Army four-year scholarship winner that best epitomizes the values and traits of honor, integrity, duty, loyalty, selfless service, personal courage and respect.
The USAA Spirit Award
The USAA Spirit Award recognizes the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps cadet at each unit that best displays the traits and characteristics that embody the spirit of service to others.
Army: Cadet Richard A. Ostrander
Air Force: Cadet Charles W. Dye III
Cadet Adam F. Perlin, OC Amir A. Zangi, and Staff Sgt. Geoffrey T. Newton
The American Legion ROTC Scholastic Excellence Awards
The American Legion ROTC Scholastic Excellence awards are presented to the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine cadets who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic excellence.
Army: Cadet Ryan M. See and Cadet Peter R. Jodko
Air Force: Cadet William L. Harrell, Cadet Dariusz A. Piszczek, Cadet David D. Sweder, and Cadet Neal D. Wall
Navy: Cadet James A. Kennedy and Nicholas J. Van Dyke
Marine Corps: Cadet Samuel D. Joiner
The American Legion ROTC General Military Excellence Awards
The American Legion ROTC General Military Excellence Awards are presented to the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine cadets who have demonstrated outstanding military excellence.
Army: Cadet Eric H. Potter and Cadet Keith M. Kacmar
Air Force: Cadet Charles S. Logan III, Cadet Edward C. Sutton II, Cadet Harry F. Zinsser III, and Cadet Timothy W. Lawson
Navy: Cadet Joseph S. M. Hamilton
Marine Corps: Staff Sgt. Freddy D. Morales and Cadet Steven A. Baxter
Sons of the American Revolution
The Sons of the American Revolution Medals are awarded to the outstanding Air Force, Navy, and Marine cadets based on excellence and ROTC studies and activities.
Air Force: Cadet Jeremy M. Hirsch
Navy: Cadet Kyle W. Hiscock
Marine Corps: Cadet Michael G. Kowalski
The National Sojourners Award
The National Sojourners Award is presented to an outstanding cadet at each unit who contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the Corps of Cadets and on campus
Army: Cadet John R. Hearn
Air Force: Cadet Ryan J. Cuthbertson
Navy: Cadet Samuel D. Joiner
The Military Order of the World Wars Award
The Military Order of the World Wars awards are presented to a member of the second, third and fourth class in each branch of service for their diligent and outstanding accomplishments for the year.
Army: Cadet Raymond A. Kuderka, Cadet Scott R. Butler, and Cadet Sebastian T. Pardon
Air Force: Cadet Colette N. Baumle, Cadet Matthew J. Henfey, and Cadet John G. Speck
Navy: Cadet Jeremy R. Steffen, Cadet Russell A. Coble, and Cadet Paul C. Keeley
Marine Corps: Cadet Matthew C. Keeley, Cadet Matthew E. Supple, and Cadet Carl J. Castellano
The Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is presented to cadets selected by their ROTC departments based solely on their leadership.
Army: Cadet Michael P. Swanger
Air Force: Cadet Stephen M. Rausa
Navy: Cadet Andrew J. Greenlees
The Military Officer Association of America Award
The Military Officer Association of America is awarded annually to a junior ROTC cadet who has demonstrated good academic standing, high moral character, loyalty to the unit, school and country and shows exceptional potential for military leadership.
Army: Cadet Courtney W. Carnegie
Air Force: Cadet Carlos-Joseph Bersabe
Navy: Cadet Kyle N. O'Donohoe
of the United States Army Award
This award is presented annually to the cadet who epitomizes the Army values of honor, duty, selfless service, respect, loyalty, integrity, and personal courage through his actions.
of the United States Army History Award
The Association of the U.S. Army in conjunction with the U.S. Army Center of Military History presents a volume of the U.S. Army official history series to a cadet for excellence in the study of military history at The Citadel.
of the Army Superior Cadet Award
The Department of the Army presents this award annually to the outstanding ROTC cadet in each year of military science at The Citadel and who is in the top 25 percent of their ROTC and academic class.
The Supreme Council
of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award
The Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award recognizes the outstanding cadet in the second or third year of a four-year program who has contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate patriotism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects; having demonstrated academic excellence and a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship, and patriotism.
The American Veteran's of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Award
The American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Award is presented annually to ROTC Cadets for diligence, discharge of duty and willingness to serve God and Country.
Army: Cadet Deborah L. White
Air Force: Cadet Stephen A. Meadows
Navy: Officer Candidate Matthew E. Dryden
Marine Corps: Staff Sgt. David R. McGrath
The Daughters of the American Revolution Award
This award recognizes one outstanding cadet at each ROTC unit who demonstrates the qualities of dependability and good character, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.
Army: Cadet Peter R. Jodko
Navy: Cadet Elizabeth A. Harris
Air Force: Cadet Timothy W. Karriker, Jr.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
The Veterans of Foreign Wars award is presented annually to a senior or junior in each ROTC department who has achieved an outstanding academic record.
Army: Cadet Aaron J. Poll
Air Force: Cadet Eric J. Sulser
Navy: Staff Sgt. Jason C. Ciarcia
The Reserve Officers Association of the United States Award
The Reserve Officers Association Award is presented to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the arts and sciences of National Defense.
Army: Cadet Joseph C. Miller (bronze), Cadet Nolan D. Roggenkamp (silver), and Cadet David M. Cockrane (gold)
Air Force: Cadet Vanessa N. Swan (bronze), Cadet Joseph E. Falzone (silver), and Cadet Aaron P. Sand (gold)
Navy/Marine Corps: Cadet Victor M. Cotto II (bronze), Staff Sgt. Brian D. Woodall (silver), and Cadet Matthew E. Supple (gold)
National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award
The National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award is awarded to the outstanding upperclassmen who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, high scholastic average, and who are highly active in student affairs.
Army: Cadet Andrew E. Kelly
Air Force: Cadet Andre Wolf
The National Defense Industrial Association Award
The National Defense Industrial Association Award is presented to a cadet who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
Army: Cadet Robert P. Clark
Air Force: Cadet Robert W. Gramling
Marine Corps: Staff Sgt. Travis R. Martin
The General Society of the War of 1812 Award
The General Society of the War of 1812 award is presented to sophomores having encouraged and demonstrated the ideals of Americanism by deed and conduct.
Army: Cadet Philip J. Wingo
Air Force: Cadet John H. Bergmans
Marine Corps: Cadet Anthony F. Reynolds
Navy League Honors Award
Each year the Charleston Council of the Navy League recognizes the top academic performers in the Navy and Marine Corps enlisted commissioning programs. Presented to each honor graduate are certificates of recognition, enrollment into the Navy Memorial Log at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., a United States Savings Bond, and a dinner-for-two certificate to one of Charleston's finest restaurants.
Navy: Officer Candidate Ves W. Whittimore
Marine Corps: Staff Sgt. Terry A. Fellows
The Class of 1959
Marine Corps Sword
Class of 1959 Sword is presented to a senior cadet entering the Marine
Corps who has most clearly demonstrated the Citadel's core qualities of
scholarship, physical fitness, spirituality and honor.
Cadet Ricardo S. C. Flores, Jr.The award is presented to an airborne qualified student at The Citadel by the 82nd Airborne Division, Lowcountry Airborne Chapter.
Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Midshipman Graduate
Each year the Secretary of the Navy recognizes the number one graduate from each of the 69 NROTC units throughout the United States.
The National Defense Transportation Association Award
The National Defense Transportation Association Award recognizes an outstanding senior cadet majoring in business; demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievement, aptitude for military service, meritorious achievement and noteworthy service in the promotion of preparedness for national defense of the United States.
Navy: Cadet Michael R. Theriot
Marine Corps: Cadet Brian J. Fischesser
The United States
Naval Institute Award
The U.S. Naval Institute Award is presented to the outstanding Senior Midshipman or Officer Candidate for superior performance.
The Maj. Gen. Merritt
The Maj. Gen. Merritt award is presented to a Marine Corps option midshipmen who demonstrates scholastic achievement, leadership, physical fitness, integrity, motivation and devotion and be a distinguished naval student as designated by the professor of naval science.
The Marine Corps
The Marine Corps Association Award is presented to a Marine option midshipman in recognition high endeavor and superior accomplishment during four years of study at The Citadel as a Marine option student.
Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association Educational Foundation Award
The Naval Submarine
The Naval Submarine League Award recognizes the top Midshipmen graduate volunteering for the Submarine Force.
The Marine Corps
League Leadership Award
Navy: Cadet David A. Camp
Marine Corps: Cadet Peter Barrett and GySgt Joshua A. Guide