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27This page honors 27 U.S. Army ROTC students who have shown potential as officers, appreciation for military history, warrior ethos, compassion for peers and community and the ability to keep a sense of humor amid adversity. Outstanding leadership, professionalism and academic achievement have made this group exemplary of Norwich excellence.


Bunnell Book Presentation is awarded by the North Country Uniformed Services Association to an outstanding sophomore cadet in each ROTC branch.

Cadet Anthony Barbarino (2021)


The George C. Marshall Award​ is awarded to the outstanding Army senior Cadet in each of the 350 college and university Army ROTC detachments.

Cadet Alex Rollins (2021)


The Zybura Award​ is awarded to graduating seniors who possess a high sense of humor honor and an appreciation for military history, and a genuine compassion for other people. This award is given in memory of Henry Zybura who embodied all of these traits and shared his humor and friendship with others in the Norwich community.

Cadet Jason Guth (2021)


The Jack Burney Combat Arms Award​ for the Outstanding Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery Commissionees is awarded to graduating senior cadets who branched Infantry, Armor, and Field Artillery for displaying dedication, professionalism and the warrior ethos.

Cadet William Rambin (2021)

Cadet Thomas Meadows (2021)

Cadet Rutger Murphy (2021)


The Patton Pistol Award​ is awarded to a graduating senior cadet to be commissioned in Armor.

Cadet Rebecca Finley (2021)


The Colonel Conrad D. Whitney Award​ for Military Excellence was established in 2006 by Marilyn Whitney in honor of her husband. Presented annually to a commissioning Army cadet who best exemplifies the Norwich tradition of soldier-leader, and ranks in the top 10% of their class.

Cadet Christopher Paley (2021)


Bernard A. Schriever Award (AFCEA) is awarded to an upcoming junior or senior cadet/midshipman who is majoring in a scientific/technical field and demonstrates outstanding officer potential.

Cadet Brenden M. Apolinario (2021)


Brigadier General Elizabeth P. Hoisington Award​ is awarded to the top senior female Cadets seeking a commission. BG Hoisington was the second woman and first Women’s Army Corps officer to be promoted to the rank of general officer in 1970.

Cadet Reagan Aldersea (2021)


American Legion Military Excellence Awards are awarded to freshman, sophomore junior and senior cadets in each branch who demonstrated general military excellence.

Cadet Fergie Ferguson (2021)

Cadet Rafael D. Ribeiro (2021)

Cadet Max Rizzi (2021)

Cadet Christian Miller (2021)


American Legion Scholastic Excellence Awards​ is awarded to freshman, sophomore, junior and senior cadets in each branch who demonstrated scholastic excellence.

Cadet William Rapsas (2021)

Cadet Rafael D. Ribeiro (2021)

Cadet Ryan Cranston (2021)

Cadet Isabella Dunning (2021)


The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Service Award​ is awarded to graduating seniors judged to have contributed outstanding service to Norwich University and the surrounding community.

Cadet Alexandria Soto Flores (2021)


Military Order of the World Wars Award​ is awarded for overall improvement in military and scholastic studies and presented in memory of COL Leroy Hersum, NU Class of 1921.

Cadet Keely Purington (2021)

Cadet Margaret Thornton (2021)

Cadet Tyler Hayes (2021)


USAA Spirit Award​ is awarded to the cadet in each ROTC who best displays the traits and characteristics that embody the spirit of service to others.

Cadet Richard A. Mitchell (2021)


National Sojourners Award​ is awarded to a cadet who demonstrates and encourages ideals of Americanism and leadership within the Corps of Cadets.

Cadet Ryan Van Splunder (2021)


Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S​. is awarded to cadets who excelled in military science, aerospace studies or naval science.

Cadet Jacob K. Duncan (2021)


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War​is awarded in recognition of graduating seniors in each branch who demonstrated patriotism and service to community.

Cadet Sam Carlson (2021)


The Sons of the American Revolution Award ​is awarded to a Cadet for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, soldierly bearing and excellence.

Cadet John L. Tellifson (2021)


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