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Department of Naval Science Awards

Trident Honor Society Award is presented to outstanding Naval midshipmen who have demonstrated the highest caliber of academic excellence.

NROTC Awards

President’s Award is presented annually by the University president to a graduating senior who demonstrates outstanding attributes of leadership and high moral character.

Navy League of Memphis Honor Sword Award is presented to the Naval Graduate selected as the one Midshipman of the graduating class who has consistently demonstrated the highest leadership ability throughout the program.

Reserve Officers Association is presented annually to the outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior who have demonstrated above average scholastic achievements, exceptional mastery of previous Naval Science courses, and superior potential for commissioned service.

The Retired Officers Association Award is presented to the outstanding junior who has demonstrated above average scholastic achievement, high moral character and exceptional potential for military leadership.

American Defense Preparedness Association Award is presented annually to an outstanding senior whose scholastic achievements are in the top half of the class and in the top one-fifth of NROTC enrollment at the University, who has shown active participation in athletics or campus activities and demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.

Society of the War of 1812 Award is presented annually to an outstanding sophomore whose scholastic average is within the upper quarter of the class, and who demonstrates the ideals of Americanism.

Sons of the American Revolution Medal is presented annually to an outstanding freshman who has demonstrated leadership, military bearing and all around excellence in NROTC program studies and activities.

National Sojourners Award for Americanism is presented annually to a sophomore or junior who has demonstrated the ideals of Americanism, outstanding scholastic achievements and the potential to be an outstanding leader.

American Legion ROTC General Military Excellence Award is presented annually to one freshman, sophomore, and junior, each of whose scholastic achievements are in the top quarter of the class and who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.

American Legion ROTC Scholastic Excellence Award is presented annually to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior, each of whose scholastic achievements are in the upper ten percent of the University and who have demonstrated high qualities of military leadership.

Military Order of the World Wars Medal is presented to a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior who each have demonstrated marked improvement in military scholastic achievements.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Award is presented annually to a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior who each have demonstrated achievement and concentrated effort in Naval Science and academic subjects and demonstrated capability and diligence in the Naval ROTC program.

Daughters of the American Revolution Award is presented annually to a graduating senior whose scholastic achievements are in the top quarter of the class and who has demonstrated qualities of dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the ROTC program.

Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate is presented annually to a junior who best exemplifies the qualities of dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the ROTC program.

Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Award is presented annually to an outstanding sophomore or freshman who demonstrates qualities of dependability, good character, discipline, leadership, and patriotism.

Military Order of Foreign Wars Medal is presented annually to an outstanding freshman, sophomore, and junior who each have demonstrated discipline, good character, and leadership ability.

American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Medal is presented annually to an outstanding freshman with superior standing in military and academic subjects.

Naval Institute Leadership Award is presented annually to a graduating College Program student, Officer Candidate, and Marine Enlisted Commissioning and Education Program student who each have demonstrated outstanding potential for Naval leadership.

General Dynamics Award is presented annually to a Midshipman, Officer Candidate, and Marine Enlisted Commissioning and Education Program student who each have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association Award is presented to Midshipmen of good moral character, who are in the top fourth of their class, working toward a degree in electronics, communications, electrical engineering, mathematics, computer technology or intelligence systems, and who need financial assistance.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association Honor Certificate is presented annually to a junior who has demonstrated high achievement in leadership and in academics and is academically strong in electronics, communications, electrical engineering, mathematics, computer technology or intelligence systems.

Naval Submarine League Award is presented annually to the graduating senior who has demonstrated superior leadership ability and academic aptitude for entry into the Submarine Warfare Community.

Marine Corps Association Award is presented annually to the graduating Marine-option Midshipman or Marine who best exemplifies the leadership qualities and professionalism of a Marine officer.

Mariner of the Year is presented annually by the Naval Science Department to a member of the Mariners who has given most in service to the department, University, and community.

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