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Navy League Memphis Spring Awards Dinner at Memphis Country Club
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Mid-South Excellence Honored
“best-of-the-best” of Mid-South Sea Service Units were recently saluted at the
Navy League Memphis Council’s 2015 Spring Awards Banquet. Rear Admiral Annie Andrews, Commander,
Navy Recruiting Command, updated Navy Leaguers and attending Navy personnel on
the challenges and highlights of our Navy’s recruiting opportunities before she
presented awards to the individuals who were chosen as the best Sailors,
Marines, Coast Guardsmen and NROTC Midshipmen from the Mid-South area.
Scholarship awards were presented to
Naval ROTC Midshipmen at University of Memphis and University of
Mississippi. This scholarship program
provides financial support to select midshipmen in their first and second years
of undergraduate education and officer training. This unique program is
intended to support students who desire to receive their officer commission in
the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps, but were not initially selected for
national scholarship programs. All were selected for these awards based
not only upon academic achievement, but also for physical fitness and demonstrated
officer qualities. Awards proceedings are pictured below.
Memphis Navy League President, Charlie
Beech, thanks RDML Annie Andrews (Commander, Navy Recruiting Command) for her
service and for her supporting the evening’s festivities.
First to be honored were six Midshipmen from the Universities of Memphis and Ole Miss, as described below:
RDML Annie Andrews and CAPT Brad Mai, CO of Naval ROTC Mid-South, present
MIDN 3/C James Coronado of NROTC Memphis with a scholarship check for his Outstanding
Academic & Military performance.
RDML Annie Andrews and CAPT Brad Mai award MIDN 3/C Bryce Lavery
with a scholarship check in recognition of his Outstanding Academic &
Military Performance at NROTC Memphis.
MIDN 4/C Nikolaus Schug receives a scholarship check from RDML Annie
Andrews in recognition of his Outstanding Academic & Military Performance
in the NROTC Memphis unit.
RDML Annie Andrews presents a scholarship check award to MIDN 4/C
Paul Posey for Outstanding Academic & Military performance in the University
of Memphis NROTC unit.
Navy League Memphis Council also presented a Sword Award to the top graduates
of the University of Memphis and Ole Miss NROTC units.
MIDN 1/C Christopher Coffin is presented with the Navy League
Memphis Sword Award in recognition of his Honor Graduate status at the
University of Mississippi NROTC unit.
RDML Annie Andrews and CAPT Brad Mai made the presentation.
RDML Annie Andrews presents MIDN 1/C Clara Barnes, from the University
of Memphis NROTC unit, with the Navy League Memphis Council Sword award to
recognize MIDN Barnes’ Distinguished Graduate status.
Next to be honored were our Sailors of the Year from the Naval Support Activity Mid-South, pictured below:
RDML Annie Andrews recognizes the Mid-South Area Sailor of
the Year, ABF1 (SW/AW) Stephen Cowan of NAVMAC. Petty Officer Cowan was joined by his wife, Ms. Brandi
RDML Annie Andrews recognizes PS2 (AW) Jenny Camillucci as
the Mid-South Area Junior Sailor of the Year. Petty Officer Camillucci was joined by her mentor YN1
RDML Annie Andrews presents the 2015 NSA Mid-South
Bluejacket of the Year award to YN3 Walter Walford from Navy Personnel
Command. Also pictured is his
mentor YNC Tonya Jones.
Coast Guardsman of the Year from Sector Lower Mississippi, headquartered in Memphis:
RDML Annie Andrews presents BM1 Joshua T. Lucio, from Coast
Guard Sector Lower Mississippi as the Sector Lower 2014 Coast Guardsman of
the Year. Also pictured is BMC Ian
Marine of the Year from the USMC Reserve Center, Memphis
The NSA Mid-South 2015 Marine of the Year is SSGT Drew Phillips. Accepting the award on behalf of SSGT
Phillips is GySgt Orduno.
Last but not least, CAPT. Buz Sorce, USN (Ret.), Navy League Scholarship Chairman,
thanks CAPT Brad Mai for his commitment as CO of Naval ROTC Mid-South and
congratulates him on his upcoming retirement as RDML Andrews looks on.
courtesy of MC2(SCW)
Scott Bigley from the
Commander Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs Office at Naval Support Activity Mid-South.