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Department of Military Science Awards

Soldier’s Medal is awarded to cadets who distinguish themselves by an act of heroism at advanced camp.

ROTC Medal for Heroism is awarded to cadets who distinguish themselves by an act of heroism performed on or off campus.

The President’s Award is presented annually to the U of M senior cadet who has demonstrated outstanding attributes of leadership and high moral character. Selection is made by the department chair with final approval by the University president.

George C. Marshall ROTC Award is presented annually to the U of M senior cadet who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities.

Hughes Trophy Award is presented annually to the cadet who is recommended by the professor of military science and the dean as the most outstanding commissioned graduate based upon officer potential and academic leadership.

Pallas Athene Award is presented annually to the most outstanding graduating female cadet.

National Defense Transportation Association Award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior cadet who is recommended by the professor of military science and the dean as being in the top twenty five percent of the ROTC and academic class and who possesses an interest in the Transportation Corps.

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Honor Award is presented to a senior cadet majoring in Math, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or Photography who is active on campus or academically distinguished and has demonstrated outstanding qualities of military leadership and high moral character.

Alden Patridge Commemorative Award is presented to the top graduating Science or Engineering student in the Army ROTC program.

Distinguished Military Student/Graduate Award is presented annually to senior cadets who are in the upper third of the ROTC class and upper half of the University class who are active on campus, are outstanding leaders, and possess an aptitude for military service.

Department of the Army Superior Cadet Decoration Award is presented annually to outstanding junior and senior cadets who have demonstrated academic leader qualities in scholastic and related activities and officer potential, and who are in the top twenty five percent of their ROTC and academic class.

American Legion General Military Excellence Award is presented annually to the outstanding cadet who has demonstrated qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship, and is in the top twenty five percent of ROTC and academic class.

American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award is presented annually to the outstanding junior and senior cadets who have demonstrated qualities in leadership and actively participated in student activities. and who are in the top twenty five percent of their ROTC class and the top ten percent of their academic class.

Society of American Military Engineers Award is presented annually to the junior and senior cadets who are recommended by the professor of military science and the Dean as being in the top twenty five percent of the ROTC and academic class and the outstanding Engineering students of the year.

Association of the United States Army Award is presented to the junior who contributes the most, through leadership, to advancing the standing of the Military Science Department while in the top twenty five percent of the ROTC class and top ten percent of the academic class.

American Defense Preparedness Award is presented annually to the junior cadet who demonstrated outstanding leader qualities and participated actively in campus activities, placed in the top twenty percent of the platoon at Advanced Camp, received a B or above in all ROTC classes, and is in the upper half of the academic class.

Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Scholarship Award is presented to Basic Course students accepted to the Advanced Course who are of high moral character, in the top twenty five percent of their academic class, and in need of financial assistance in completing a degree in Electrical Engineering or Technical Photography.

Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America Award is presented annually to a freshman or sophomore cadet who is in the top twenty five percent of the ROTC class and has demonstrated excellence in history, the potential for good leadership, and related accomplishments reflecting the ideals of patriotism.

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