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The 25 U.S. Air Force ROTC students and one Space Force student listed here have shown potential as officers, appreciation for military history, scholastic achievement devotion to community and compassion for peers. Their passion, patriotism and academic success 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.

Cadet Rachel E. Deshaies

The Zybura Award goes to graduating seniors who possess a high sense of humor honor, 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 Alexander K. Jacobik

Theodore L. Sodergren Commitment Award was instituted in memory of LT COL Theodore Sodergren (USAF) and presented to a graduating Air Force senior for his exemplary service and commitment to his fellow Air Force ROTC cadets. Awarded to a graduating Air Force senior who demonstrated selfless support for his Air Force classmates, the team player who exemplifies the wingman concept.

Cadet Hayley I. Zwickel

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 Matthew J. Macaluso

Air Force Association Award goes to a cadet who must possess characteristics contributing to leadership and future value in positions of responsibility such as: a positive attitude toward AFROTC and school, personal attributes, personal appearance, courtesy, and officer potential. Each cadet must rank in the upper 5 percent of the AS 300 class and rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class.

Cadet Matthew R. Pietryka

Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction Award goes to a cadet who ranks in the top 25 percent of his or her academic class and has demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship, and patriotism.

Cadet Samuel J. Hubbard

Society of the War of 1812 goes to an outstanding AS 200 cadet who encourages and demonstrates the ideals of Americanism.

Cadet Henry R. Dennee

Military Order of the Purple Heart Award goes to a junior Air Force Cadet excelling academically and with exceptional leadership traits. Cadets must display a positive attitude toward AFROTC and country, hold a leadership position in the corps, and be active in school and community affairs.

Cadet Courtney J. Rogat

Brigadier General Elizabeth P. Hoisington Award goes 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 Shaleigh S. Strange

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

Cadet Jackson R. Stanley
Cadet Harrison J. Preston
Cadet Makayla G. Marrs
Cadet Michael A. White

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

Cadet Michael J. Kuehne
Cadet Daniel A. Kelton
Cadet Cole. A Rowell
Cadet Alayna K. Potter

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 Stephanie Ethier

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

Cadet Joshua F. Benros
Cadet Nicholas A. Karavas
Cadet Emily Baylus

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.

Cadet Elvine Katanga

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

Cadet Blake A. Py

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.

Cadet Shaleigh Strange
Cadet Rebekah Howard

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

U.S. Space Force: Cadet Vincent C. Maniscalshi
U.S. Air Force: Cadet Jacob W. Zawadski


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.

  • Resilient, resourceful and ready

    Resilient, resourceful and ready

    Tri-Service Awards honor ROTC students and Corps of Cadets members for achievements academic, athletic and civic In the academic year of the mask, the handwash and the 6-foot distance, Norwich University’s military-oriented students still hit their marks, President Dr. Mark Anarumo said.
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  • In ROTC unit’s show of thanks, Vermont National Guard yes to the Yeti

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    College of National Service dean thanks Vermont National Guard members for running vaccine clinic After more than a year of COVID-19 distancing, masks and shattered routines, the promise of vaccines felt like a blessing, U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Smith said. When Vermont National Guard personnel came to deliver shots March 23, Smith wanted to thank them. So he summoned
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