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ROTC Awards Day


Abby Knight
JSU News Bureau


November 15, 2002 -- General Eric K. Shinseki, Army Chief of Staff said, "Platforms and organizations don't defend this nation, people do."

On November 14, Jacksonville State University's Department of Military Science took the time to recognize the young men and women who make up the Gamecock Battalion.

The 2002 Fall Awards Ceremony recognized the educational and physical accomplishments of the Gamecock cadets, as individuals and as a part of a team. The department also recognized JSU faculty Gina Mabrey, Jim McLaughlin and Dr. Deborah Francis for their participation in ROTC summer training camps.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Professor of Military Science Lieutenant Colonel May praised the cadets for their dedication and their courage.

"You have the same commitment in you that rallied our young heroes who expelled the British from America, the Germans from France and the Iraqis from Kuwait. Like you, those young people didn't know what they might face when called to duty, but they knew that their will to make a difference in the lives of others prepared them to face whatever came as they served our great nation and its people."

He continued that "There are no awards that appropriately recognize the decision you've made to serve, to lead, to sacrifice if need be."

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan, JSU Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Joe Delap, Outgoing JSU ROTC Alumni Association President Major General (Ret) Larry Lee. COL (Ret) Therman Greene, 1st Vice President of the JSU ROTC Alumni Chapter, attended and made a presentation.

CADET AWARD WINNERS:

NAME & HOMETOWN

MS IV's:

Shaun Boles, Jacksonville, AL
Craig Bryant, Heflin, AL
Euphemia Evans, Anniston, AL
Joshua Fuller, Jacksonville, AL
Joe Guthrie, Northport, AL
Porsche Hyman, Dayton, OH
Mitchell Liggins, Junction City, KS
Christopher Machen, Sylacauga, AL
Sean McDowell, Aragon, GA
David Simmons, Alexandria, AL
Almetrius Swain, Anniston, AL
Teatric Thomas, Columbus, GA
Eric Watley, Jacksonville, AL

MS III's: Nathan Applebaum, Hazel Green, AL
Hugh Bailey, Rockmart, GA
William Coulter, Mentone, AL
Daniel Groghan, Cedartown, GA
William Hardin, Albertville, AL
Joshua Hearn, Rome, GA
Christopher Kuszniaj, Jacksonville, AL
Christol McFadden, Weaver, AL
Jonathan St.John, Anniston, AL
Joseph White, Talladega, AL
Sandy Wilson, Weaver, AL

MS II's:

Brianna Bladen, Ozark, AL
Kyle Comfort, Anniston, AL
Louis Keilman, Anniston, AL
Gerald Nickolson, Scottsboro, AL
James Nifong, Weaver, AL
Stephen Smith, Tallapoosa, GA
Eugene Thomas, Anniston, AL
William Tveten, Lakewood, WA
Jennifer Wentworth, Huntsville, AL
Tiffany Young, Jacksonville, AL

MS I's: Lisa Allen, Jacksonville, AL
Daniel Burford, Anniston, AL
Jonothan Greene, Newport News, VA
Mitchell Hunt, Maize, KS
Aubree Nisley, Hanceville, AL
Scott Scheuermann, Huntsville, AL
Heath Towers, Huntsville, AL


Cadets Craig Bryant, Mitchell Liggins, Almetrius Swain, and Christopher Kuszniaj

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Craig Bryant

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Euphemia Evans

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Mitchell Liggins

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Christopher Machen

LTC Herschel May and Cadet David Simmons

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Almetrius Swain

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Teatric Thomas

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Nathan Applebaum

LTC Herschel May and Cadet William Coulter

LTC Herschel May and Cadet William Hardin

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Joshua Hearn

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Christopher Kuszniaj

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Christol McFadden

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Jonathan St. John

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Joseph White

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Brianna Bladen

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Kyle Comfort

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Louis Keilman

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Gerald Nickolson

LTC Herschel May and Cadet James Nifong

LTC Herschel May and Cadet William Tveten

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Jennifer Wentworth

Cadets Nathan Applebaum and Joshua Hearn

Ranger Challenge Team

Ranger Challenge Team

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Daniel Burford

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Jonothan Greene

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Mitchell Hunt

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Heath Towers

LTC Herschel May and Cadet William Coulter

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Joshua Hearn

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Christol McFadden

LTC Herschel May and Cadet Joseph White

COL (Ret) Therman Greene, 1st Vice President of the ROTC Alumni Chapter, presents Officer Guides to senior ROTC cadets

L to R: Ms. Gina Mabrey, Jim McLaughlin, and Dr. Deborah Francis

Front Row L to R: Cadets Jonathan St. John, Sandy Wilson, Lisa Allen, Stephen Smith, Daniel Groghan, and William Coulter. Back Row L to R: Cadets Christopher Kuszniaj, Jonothan Greene, Kyle Comfort, Joshua Hearn, Joseph White, James Nifong, and CPT Ronnie Preston.

Front Row L to R: Cadets Jonathan St. John, Christopher Kuszniaj, Sandy Wilson, Lisa Allen, Stephen Smith, Daniel Groghan, William Coulter. Back Row L to R: Dr. William Meehan, Cadets Jonothan Greene, Kyle Comfort, Joshua Hearn, Joseph White, and James Nifong, CPT Ronnie Preston, and Dr. Joe DeLap.

L to R: Cadets Craig Bryant and Christopher Kuszniaz, SFC Harold Young, Cadets Mitchell Liggins and Almetrius Swain

Front Row L to R: Cadets Craig Bryant, Euphemia Evans, Porsche Hyman, Teatric Thomas, and Joshua Fuller



 


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