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Echo Company Individual Award Winners

Cadet Ashley Nguyen receives award. Photo by Jake Pope.

Cadet Ashley Nguyen, University of New Mexico, is presented with the Armed Forces Bank Performance Award during Echo Company’s graduation ceremony on August 1. Photo by Jake Pope.

Congratulations to all of Echo Company for its successful completion of the Leader’s Training Course. The following Cadets have demonstrated particularly high achievements for which they have received special awards.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company who meets all standards and has shown the most improvement in leadership and military skills.

Recipient: Ali Al-Daouk, University of New Mexico

The Military Order of the World Wars Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for consistent excellence in leadership and whose achievements are in honored tradition of the United States Army.

Recipient: Matthew Christina, Valley Forge Military Academy & College

Association of the United States Army Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for demonstration excellence in leadership, military performance, and a high degree of teamwork and initiative.

Recipient: Sam Alvarez, University of Toledo

National Sojourners Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for Americanism and military excellence and a potential for outstanding leadership as demonstrated by scores in physical conditioning and leadership.

Recipient: Kelly Hernandez, University of California-Davis

Military Officers Association of America Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for demonstrating exceptional leadership and performance.

Recipient: Guillermo Diaz-Carrion, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Society of American Military Engineers Award: Presented to the top Cadet who is enrolled in an engineering curriculum for military excellence.

Recipient: Bryan Leever, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Bold Leader Spirit Award: Presented to the outstanding Cadet in each company who demonstrates inspirational leadership, warrior spirit and highest rating.

Recipient: Kyle King, Georgia Southern University

The United Services Automobile Association Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for outstanding spirit and contributing to the advancement of ROTC and excellent physical fitness training.

Recipient: Alois Steinbugl, Valley Forge Military Academy & College

The Armed Forces Bank Performance Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company who successfully passes all events and is medically eligible to enter the US Army ROTC advanced course.

Recipient: Ashley Nguyen, University of New Mexico

First Command Financial Planning Award: Presented to the top Cadet who demonstrates leadership traits, encourages teamwork and mission accomplishment.

Recipient: James Westmoreland, Appalachian State University

The American Legion Commander’s Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for military excellence and who demonstrated superior leadership, camaraderie, and teamwork.

Recipient: Nicholas Heredia, Marion Military Institute

The Engility Warrior Award: Presented to the top Cadet with the highest cumulative scores in the record Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, and the Stress Shoot Event.

Recipient: Alexander Fields, East Tennessee State University

Reserve Officers Association Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company for military excellence, leadership and moral character.

Recipient: Adam Militello, University of Central Florida

The Armed Forces Services Corporation Award: Presented to the top male/female Cadet in each company who achieves the highest score on the final Army Physical Fitness Test utilizing the APFT extended scale.

Male Recipients (tie): Alexander Fields, East Tennessee State University
                                  Bret Watson, Arizona State University

Female Recipient: Sequoia Wright, Virginia State University

The Highest Rifle Award: Presented to one Cadet in each company who achieves the highest score on the rifle range.

Recipient: Walter Draper, Marion Military Institute

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