Armstrong Hosts Military Science Army ROTC Awards Ceremony


(April 30, 2014) — Armstrong Atlantic State University hosted the annual Military Science Army ROTC Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25 to honor Coastal Cadets from Armstrong, Savannah State University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. The cadets were recognized for their accomplishments for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The 2014 Armstrong Army ROTC Award Winners

Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award
Sherril Rawlinson

Savannah Area Military Officer Association Award
Cadet Jeremy Dollar

American Veterans of World War II
George Anderson

Military Order of the World Wars Award

Richard Thomas
Craig Harrell

Daughters of the American Revolution Award
Andrea Swansiger

Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
Rashea Livingston

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Brian Mann

Vietnam Veterans of America Award
Liam Pickard

Association of the US Army ROTC Medal

Robert Hugenberger

Association of the US Army Military History

Cary Higginbotham

Georgia Society Sons of the American
Cadet Joseph Broam

Military Order of Foreign Wars

Silver medal for academics - Timothy Duddleston

Scottish American Military Society Dirk Award
Zachary Hart


Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of American Award

Gillian Dellamano

Chatham Artillery Memorial Scholarship

Lacy Rugaber

Colonel Charles and Mary Collins ROTC Leadership Scholarship

Emily Allison
Jonathan Bridier
Craig Harrell

2013 Leadership and Development Assessment Course (LDAC)

Shawn Borland
James Climes
Jeremy Dollar
Shonique Dunn
Peter Freund
Zachary Hart
Brandon Hillis
Andrea Swansiger

Iron Eagle Award
Jonathan Bridier
Richard Thomas
Timothy Duddleston

ROTC Honors Award
Shannon Hudson
Brian Mann
Timothy Duddleston

Dean’s List Award
Christopher Cardon
Jeremy Dollar
Edith Ford
Peter Freund
Juliana Gipson
Cary Higginbotham
Robert Hugenberger
Sherril Rawlinson
Andrea Swansiger

Cadet Honors Award
George Anderson
Terrance Baul
James Climes
Gillian Dellamano
Zachary Hart
Cassian Nunez
Liam Pickard
Lacy Rugaber
Richard Thomas


Cadet Scholar Award
Janaela Bashay
Emily Allison
Shawn Borland
Chantel Britton
Craig Harrell
Brandon Hillis
Arthur Jones
Rashea Livingston
Donald Welch

Platinum Physical Fitness
Terrance Baul,
Shawn Borland
Jonathan Bridier
Christopher Cardon
Gillian Dellamano
Timothy Duddleston
Brandon Hillis
Lacy Rugaber
Sherril Rawlinson
Richard Thomas

Gold Physical Fitness Award
Joseph Broam
James Climes
Nicholas Crumb
Jeremy Dollar
Peter Freund
Zachary Hart
Cary Higginbotham
Robert Hugenberger
Shannon Hudson
Arthur Jones
Rashea Livingston
Christopher Marcantel
Sherril Rawlinson

Silver Physical Fitness

Chantel Britton
Peter Freund
Craig Harrell
Brian Mann

The ceremony also included gold bar presentations by Colonel (Ret.) and Director of the Armstrong Liberty Center Peter Hoffman to cadets who successfully graduated from the 2013 Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC) and completed all necessary ROTC MS level coursework. The following students will be receiving their commission into the United States Army in May:

Shawn Borland, branch Infantry
Jeremy Dollar, branch Ordnance
Zachary Hart, branch Infantry
Brandon Hillis, branch Ordnance
Andrea Swansiger, branch Nursing

Additionally, Armstrong student Donald Welch will be graduating in May and will receive his commission upon successful completion of LDAC this summer.


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