2020 Military Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients of our 2020 Military Awards!  

Each year, cadets are honored by the Corps, the university ROTC units, and various military and veterans organizations.

This year’s awards were scheduled to be announced April 23 during Corps Lab, which shifted to online learning as part of Virginia Tech’s response to COVID-19. As a result, the Corps of Cadets is recognizing cadets virtually. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients on their outstanding achievements.


The Beverly S. Parrish Award: Delta Company

Also known as the Gold Cord, this highly competitive award goes to the top company in the Corps. Criteria include the academic performance of the unit, recruiting efforts, cadet retention, discipline, and room and uniform inspections.


Corps of Cadets Awards

  • VTCC Citizen-Leader Track Outstanding Graduate of the Year: Rudolph Levinski
  • Association of Military Colleges Award: Megan Dennis
  • The Society of the Cincinnati: Eryn Wolfe
  • The General Douglas MacArthur Award: Justin Clipson
  • The Ut Prosim Award: Charles Given, Hannah Santus, Caroline Sullivan, Thomas Vinter, Mariah Zwirb
  • The Earle D. Gregory Award: Luis Rodriguez
  • The Lacy O. Brumback Award: Thomas Kosar
  • The Commandant's Distinguished Leadership Award Rudolph Levinski
  • The Monteith Award: Isaac Patterson
  • The Distinguished Service Alumni Award: Anthony Gaspar
  • The Scabbard and Blade Outstanding Performance Award: Kalvin Yuan
  • The Sash and Saber Honor Society Award for Outstanding Service to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets: Bryan Bethke
  • The Glynn Wyatt Memorial Recruiting Award: Echo Company (Charles Given, commander)
  • The Awards for Recruiting Excellence: Conner Bowman, Maria Mastando, Matthew Wells
  • The Commandant's Award: Jacob Abel, Ryan Alfalaij, Dominic Angelo, Jacob Blycher, Nyaima Brackner, Ashley Campbell, Dominic Castelli, Eric Chomicki, Matthew Cooper, Thomas Cunningham, Nelson Demarest, Teresa Devino, Connor Donnelly, James Erdely, Ryan Exner, William Freschi, Jacob Gray, Taylor Guilford, Annie Ha, Michael Kraiman, Douglas Lamb, Gabriel Lopez, Thomas Lowerre, Jack Lubertazzi, Blaine Mainz, Katherine Maitland, Luis Marin, David Martin, Wyatt McCranie, Elizabeth McGuiggan, Oliver McKellips, Delaney McQuade, Jessica Mingo, Wesley Pan, Isaac Patterson, Diana Principi, Sarafina Ramalho, Peter Rhodes, Daniel Ruland, John Russell, Alec Sekelsky, Thomas Shanahan, Aaron Smith, Cyrus Unvala, Donald Van Hook, Christopher Volk, Erik Yamada
  • Virginia Tech Honors College Cadets: Yea In Ahn, Abigail Arft, Matthew Brandt, Eric Chomicki, Gavin Coburn, Michael Collins, Patrick Corrigan, Joshua Daniels, Maxwell Guyer, Christopher Hareas, Henry Hutcheson, Jack Island, William Jones, Stephen Jones, Alicja Karaszewska, Jane Lawing, Baylor Lin, Jeremy Luers, Grace Lyle, Connor McAulay, Jacob Mills, Grace O'Brien, Megan Prochaska, Brant Purcell, Seth Rehder, Claire Seibel, Derek Talbott, Samuel Tesema, Vivian To, Donald Van Hook, Reagan Wampler


Army ROTC Awards

  • First Command Army Ethic Award: Megan Dennis
  • Outstanding Ranger Award: Jacob Poudrier
  • USAA Spirit Award: Jacob Decker, Patrick Henderson*
  • AUSA Award: Richard Cummings
  • The United States Army Military History Award: William Caldwell, Joseph McGuire*
* Recipient is a Radford University student and part of the New River Battalion of the Army ROTC program. 


Naval ROTC Awards

  • USAA Spirit Award: Kana Griffin
  • Sustained Superior Performance Award: Oliver McKellips
  • CNO Distinguished Midshipman Graduate: Luis Marin-Collazo
  • Naval Submarine League Outstanding Achievement Award: David Martin
  • Maurice Hukill Award: John Russell


Air Force ROTC Awards

  • The Warrior Spirit Awards: Devin Ford, Hunter Hammack, Joseph Lim, Alec Sekelsky
  • USAA Spirit Award: Eric Chomicki
  • Air Force Association Award: Kalvin Yuan
  • Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction Award: Noah Bayer
  • The Matthew LaPorte First Command Award: Justin Clipson


Joint Awards

  • National Defense Industrial Award: Thomas Vinter, Henry Hutcheson, Benjamin Stadler
  • The American Legion Military Excellence Award: Robert Beauchamp, Richard Cummings, Diego Sheng, Jack Welsome, Marissa Bell, Erin Cross-Kaplan, Henry Kesting, Scott Soccio, Giavanna Angelo, Caitlyn Godsey, Ashton Hershon, Julian Montes-Martinez
  • The American Legion ROTC Academic Awards: Chloe Gayle, Dylan Kannapell, Alicja Karaszewska, Dirk Nugent, Matthew Brandt, Alexander Ceol, Michael Collins, John Russell, Matthew Mabutas, Owen Rubin, Alvin Sanders, Erik Yamada
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution Award : Isabella Goschinski, Hannah Santus, Diana Principi, Ashley Campbell
  • The Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America Award: Margaret Hammel, Morgan Anderson, Zymmorrah Myers, Claire Seibel
  • The Virginia Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America Award: Nicole Brabant, Peter Wang, Alec Reynolds, Benjamin Lewis
  • The Military Order of the Purple Heart Award: Donald Van Hook, Ryan Holloway, Riley Neimo, Bryan Bethke
  • The Military Order of the World Wars Award: Cole Moyer, Genevieve Valliere, Samuel Kramer, Logan McMahon, Marsden Davis, Kana Griffin, Laura Huddleston, Liam Murphy, John Carroll, Gavin Coburn, William Edinger, Hannah Schlesinger
  • The Sons of the American Revolution Award: Mason Hubble, Logan Witte, Joshua Stevic
  • Military Officers Association of America-Southwest Virginia Chapter ROTC Award: Luke Specht, Thomas Lerette, Mame Ngom
  • National Sojourners Award: William Caldwell, Jackson Smith, Grace Hall
  • Reserve Organization of America: Jacob Grabham, Ryan Kilroy, Garrett Lyons, Christopher Stock, Bernard Cieplak, Hannah Lavigne, Thomas Lowerre, Zoe Lynes, Darryll Ducusin, Stephen Jones, Jacob Osborn, Sydney Tinker
  • The Honor Certificate of Recognition from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association: David Wells, Andrew Bonavita
  • The American Veterans of World War II Award: Jordan Chittick, Robert Domingue, Keegan Braxton
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Award: Trevor Stack, Mary-Helene Sion, Dominic Angelo
  • The Society of the War of 1812 Award: Cole Silvestri, MacLayne Morrow, Casey Sutara