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Citadel News Service

For Release
April 28, 2005

ROTC detachments honor outstanding cadets 

           Each year The Citadel's Army, Air Force, Marine and Naval ROTC detachments nominate their finest cadets for awards recognizing scholastic and military excellence. This year's award recipients are:

The General William H. Hartzog Scholarship
           The scholarship is presented to an Army scholarship winner who best epitomizes the values and traits of honor, integrity, duty, loyalty, selfless service, personal courage and respect. This year's recipient is Cadet David L. Burrier.

USAA Spirit Award
           The USAA Spirit Award recognizes Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps cadets at each unit that best display the traits and characteristics that embody the spirit of service to others. The winners are:
Army - Cadet Scott R. Butler
Air Force - Cadet Carlos J. Bersabe.
Navy - Officer Candidate Brian Morris
Marine Corps - Midshipman Adam F. Perlin

The American Legion Scholastic Excellence Awards
           The American Legion ROTC Scholastic Excellence awards are presented to the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Cadets who have demonstrated scholastic excellence.
Army - Cadets Andrew I. Harris, Raymond A. Kuderka, Alan B. Thiele, and Deborah L. White.
Air Force - Cadets Richard K. Wahl, Sarah D. Williford, Charles S. Logan, and Matthew W. Single
Navy - Midshipmen Zachary Franklin, Christopher Allen, and John Renquist
Marine Corps - Midshipmen Christopher Cheng

The American Legion 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 military excellence.
Army - Cadets Steven O. Reis III, Alexander M. Schade, Christopher J. Hafner, Sebastian T. Padron
Air Force - Cadets Jeremy M. Hirsch, Matthew J. Henfey, David Liberti, Franklin D. Elliott Jr.
Navy - Midshipmen Chad Morin
Marine Corps - Midshipmen Treg Ogborn, John Langer, Steven Kleppin

Sons of the American Revolution
           The Sons of the American Revolution medals are awarded to the outstanding Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps cadets based on military excellence and scholarship in their ROTC studies and activities.
Army - Cadet Tyler C. Gibbs
Air Force - Cadet John H. Bergmans
Navy - Midshipmen Russell Coble
Marine Corps - Midshipman Paul Keeley

The National Sojourners Award
           The National Sojourners Award is presented to an outstanding cadet in each ROTC unit who demonstrated and encouraged the ideals of Americanism within the Corps of Cadets.
Army - Cadet Christopher R. Cail
Air Force - Cadet John H. Bergmans
Navy - Midshipman Nicholas Van Dyke

The Military Order of the World Wars Award
           The Military Order of the World Wars award is presented to one member of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th class for each branch of service for their diligence demonstrated military excellence and outstanding accomplishments during the year.
Army - Cadets David W. Collier, Richard C. Faille III, and John Hearn
Air Force - Cadets Bradford J. Ragan, Brian R. Anderson, and Timothy P. Kenny
Navy and Marine Corps - Midshipmen Christopher Petersen, John Gerlach, Nathanial Fetting, Steven Baxter, John Langer, and William Coleman


The Military Order of the Purple Heart
           T he Military Order of the Purple Heart is presented to cadets selected by their ROTC departments based solely on their demonstrated leadership excellence.
Army - Cadet Philip J. Wingo
Air Force - Cadet James J. Mockalis
Navy - Midshipman Chad Morin

The Military Officer Association of America Award
           The Military Officer Association of America awarded is presented annually to a junior ROTC cadet who has demonstrated academic excellence, high moral character, loyalty to the unit, school and country and shows exceptional potential for military leadership.
Army - Cadet Amara J. Atella
Air Force - Cadet Gary R. Jaffe
Navy - Cadet Michael Souter

The Association 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. The recipient this year is Cadet Joseph Miller.

The Association 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. This year's winner is Cadet Ryan M. See.

The Department 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 recipients are: Cadets James D. Horne, William J. Self, Michael D. Kelly, and Phillip H. Lukens.

The Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award
           This award recognizes the outstanding cadet at The Citadel in the second or third year of a four-year program. The award recipient must have made significant contributions to demonstrated and encourage patriotism by deeds or conduct during participation in activities on campus or in the community. The recipient must also demonstrated academic excellence and a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship, and as well as patriotism. The Army recipient is Cadet Caleb M. Ling.

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 Samuel P. Jefferson
Air Force - Cadet Jeffrey D. Dupuis
Navy - Midshipmen John Renquist and Anthony Reynolds

The Daughters of the American Revolution Award
           This award recognizes one outstanding cadet from 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 Jason R. Dickinson
Navy - Midshipman Matthew Nichols
Air Force - David D. Sweder

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 Creighton William Hoting Nash
Air Force - Cadet Ryan J. Cuthbertson
Navy - Officer Candidate Thomas Hallam

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. The Army recipients are Cadets Michael K. Telford, Terrance Jackson, William R. Brown.

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 demonstrated the qualities of leadership, high scholastic average, and who are highly active in student affairs. The Air Force recipient is Cadet Beau A. Parmer.

The National Defense Industrial Association Award
           The National Defense Industrial Association Award is presented to a cadet who has demonstrated superior leadership qualities.
Army - Cadet Mary E. Thornton
Air Force - Cadet Matthew S. Jones

The General Society of the War of 1812 Award
           The General Society of the War of 1812 award is presented to sophomores who have done the most to demonstrate and encouraged the ideals of Americanism by both deed and conduct.
Army - Cadet Phillip A. Berntson
Air Force - Cadet Gary W. Adams
Navy - Midshipman Carl Castellano

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. The Navy recipients are Staff Sgt. Darrell Brown and Officer Candidate Sean Snyder.

The Class of 1959 Marine Corps Sword
           The 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. The Award recipient is: Midshipman Marc Quesenberry.

The George C. Marshall ROTC Award
           The George C. Marshall ROTC award honors those members of the ROTC who have met the high standards that Gen. Marshall ascribed to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Only the top cadet from each Army ROTC program receives it. The award recipient is Douglas A. Locke.

The General Westmoreland Award
           The award is presented to an Airborne qualified cadet at The Citadel by The 82nd Airborne Division, Low Country Airborne Chapter. The award recipient is Cadet Matthew C. Frye.

The Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Midshipman Graduate
           Each year the Secretary of the Navy recognizes the No. 1 graduate from each of the 69 NROTC units throughout the United States. The award recipient is Midshipman Benjamin Weiss.

Society ROTC Award of Merit, Society of American Military
           The National Defense Transportation Association Award recognizes an outstanding senior cadet majoring in business who demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievement, aptitude for military service, meritorious achievement and noteworthy service in the promotion of preparedness for the national defense of the United States. The award recipient is Cadet Joshua L. Standridge.

The Major General Merritt Memorial Award
           The Major General 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 award recipient is Midshipman Caleb Wells.

The Marine Corps Association Award
           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. The award recipient is Midshipman Christopher H. Cheung.

Air Force Association Award
           The Air Force Association award is presented to the top Air Force senior, the No. 1 ranking cadet entering the Air Force each year. The recipient is Cadet Christopher J. Nastal

The Naval Submarine League Award
           The Naval Submarine League Award recognizes the top Midshipmen graduate volunteering for the Submarine Force. The recipient is Midshipman John Goerk.

The Marine Corps League Leadership Award
           The Marine Corps League recognizes outstanding Marine senior that have excelled in the areas of leadership, academics, and military performance. The award recipients are Midshipmen Joseph Hamilton, Gregory Dyson, and Staff Sgt. Ray Longoria.

 

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