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34The following 34 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.

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

MIDN John A. Luchsinger

The Zybura Award is awarded to graduating seniors who possess a high sense of 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 Adolfo Y. Veleta

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.

MIDN 1/C John T. McFadden

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  Catherine M. Rasmussen

Association of the United States Navy Patriotism Award is presented to a NROTC junior who demonstrates Honor, Courage and Commitment.

MIDN Isaac T.Ruse
MIDN Thomas B. Rosenthal

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 Vito M. Santasiero
MIDN Zachary M. Bergeron

BGen Warren E. Sweetser, Jr. USMC Award was established by William Sweetser, Class of 1963, in memory of his father. Presented to an outstanding senior who expresses the honesty, loyalty, and spirt of the Marine Corps and who will be commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduation.

MIDN Nolan P. Hensley

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 James M. Botehlo 

U.S. Marine Corps Association Award is presented to a graduating Marine senior who has sustained extraordinary leadership, initiative and professionalism

MIDN Kevin Tran

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 Joshua J. Vannoy

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 Sebastian P. Martin

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.

MIDN Larmon D. Hamblin

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

MIDN Allison R. Sturgeon

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

MIDN Thomas N. Herron
MIDN AJ M. Luedee
MIDN John P. Walsh
MIDN Ethan J. Schaal

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

MIDN Sebastian P. Martin
MIDN Ryan J. LItch
MIDN Ethan M. Aube
MIDN Jaducus L. Sherill

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 John E. Sagan

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 Wlliam G. Murphy
MIDN Mason A. Melear
MIDN Emily T. Ngo

The 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.

MIDN Jacie K. Harlow

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

MIDN Joseph D. Medina II

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

MIDN Noah E. Rodgers

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 Beatrice J. Sullivan
MIDN Steven J. Sikora

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 Hunter C. Moore-Shrieves
MIDN Hannah M. Kowalewski (USN, 2021)



Tri-Service Awards Ceremony 2021

The Norwich University Tri-Service Awards honor the service, resilience and displays of moral character that are trademarks of our students and our university. This year's awards ceremony April 15, 2021, on Sabine Field, honored students for leadership in our five military branches — the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and U.S. Space Force — and honored academic and athletic achievements of cadets in our Corps of Cadets.

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