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20The following 20 U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps ROTC students have shown leadership, military achievement, exemplary moral character and overarching patriotism and professionalism. Their high academic achievement, moral character, compassion for peers and devotion to community have made them examples of Norwich excellence.


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.

MIDN 1/C Skyler Grathwol (USMC 2020)


Reserve Officer's Association Medal (ROA) is awarded by the Reserve Officer's Association, Department of Vermont to a cadet in the Junior or Senior class who demonstrates outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character, and a high aptitude for military service.

MIDN 1/C Connor Prouty (USN 2020)


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.

MIDN 1/C Jake Godbee


The Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipman Graduate Award is awarded to the graduating Navy or Marine Corps option senior who demonstrates the highest standards of leadership, academic and military performance within the Norwich University community, Naval ROTC department, and the Corps of Cadets. Sponsored by the Pritzker Military Foundation Inc.

MIDN 1/C Jordan Czarnecki (USN, 2020)


USS Montpelier Association Award is awarded to a graduating senior to be commissioned in the Navy who distinguished themselves thru scholastic achievement, leadership, and excellence of character.

MIDN 1/C Carmine Ricciardi (USN, 2020)


Glock NROTC Leadership Award is presented to the senior Marine and Navy Midshipmen who were chosen by the members of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit, to have most embodied those virtues of military officership and leadership throughout their time as a member of the naval battalion. This individual is emulated by subordinates, sought out by their peers, and admired by their superiors for their personal and professional contributions to the Norwich University NROTC unit.

MIDN 1/C Jordan Czarnecki (USN, 2020)


Glock NROTC Leadership Award is presented to the senior Marine and Navy Midshipmen who were chosen by the members of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit to have most embodied those virtues of military officership and leadership during the entirety of their time as a member of the naval battalion. This individual is emulated by subordinates, sought out by peers and admired by superiors for their personal and professional contributions to the Norwich University NROTC unit.

MIDN 1/C Colton Cronin (USMC, 2020)


Surface Navy Association Award | Within the academic community, the Academic and Military Excellence Award is presented to the top 1/C midshipman who will be entering the surface warfare community. The midshipman must have demonstrated qualities of strong leadership, teamwork, initiative, and possesses high moral character and integrity. The award consists of a plaque and a three-year membership to the Surface Navy Association.

MIDN 1/C Aaron De Rosa(USN, 2020)


The Pritzker Military Foundation Awards are awarded to cadets who distinguished themselves through scholastic achievement, leadership, and excellence of character.

MIDN 1/C Colton Cronin (USMC, 2020)


The Pritzker Military Foundation Awards are awarded to cadets who distinguished themselves through scholastic achievement, leadership, and excellence of character.

MIDN 1/C Caelan Ross (USMC, 2020)


The Marine Corps League Award is presented to the graduating Marine Corps option senior who consistently demonstrated leadership from the front and who maintained an outstanding record throughout the Bulldog Program and Officer Candidate School.

MIDN 1/C Thomas Demag (USMC, 2020)


United States Marine Corps Association Award is presented to a graduating Marine senior who has sustained extraordinary leadership, initiative and professionalism

MIDN 1/C Kevon Pascoe (USMC, 2020)


Naval Submarine League’s Frederick B. Warder Award is awarded to a graduating Navy senior with proven academic and leadership skills who has been selected for entry into the Navy's nuclear propulsion program as a submarine warfare officer.

MIDN 1/C Jordan Czarnecki (USN, 2020)


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

MIDN 1/C Ryan Nagle (USMC, 2020)


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

MIDN 1/C Alexandra Parent (USN, 2020)


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.

MIDN 1/C Ryan Nagle (USMC, 2020)


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

MIDN 1/C Michael Saunders (USN, 2020)


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

MIDN 1/C Fredrick Sherenco (USN, 2020)


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

MIDN 1/C Dylan O'Brien (USMC, 2020)


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.

MIDN 1/C Carmine Ricciardi (USN, 2020)


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Tri-Service Awards Ceremony 2020

The Norwich University Tri-Service Awards honors the service, resilience and displays of moral character that are trademarks of our students and our university. The spring 2020 ceremony was rescheduled to fall 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tri-Service Awards honor students for leadership in our four military branches — the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force. They also honor academic and athletic achievements of cadets in our Corps of Cadets.

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