Leadership Awards

 

  

    The Chapter undertakes annual MOAA Medal awards

presented to distinguished JROTC and ROTC cadets/

midshipmen in area high schools and universities and

complimentary MOAA and SWVC chapter memberships

to newly commissioned officers at Virginia Tech and

Radford University.


  In 2009 the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Military

Officers Association of America established two

Leadership Awards to be presented to ROTC Cadets/

Midshipmen at Virginia Tech and Radford University

during each academic year. Recipients are to be juniors

or who will be starting their final year in the coming fall of the academic year. 


SWVA Chapter, MOAA 2017 ROTC Medal Awards Virginia Tech


              




















Left to right: Navy ROTC Cadet Thomas Andrew Fogwell recipient of the General William B. Rosson Leadership Award; USAF Cadet Kathryn Elizabeth Dyer recipient of the Major General Lloyd B. Ramsey Leadership Award;  presented by LTC James T. Flynn, Jr. USA (Ret) Southwest Virginia Chapter President.


    The Leadership Awards were established to recognize the recipients academic, community service and leadership qualities that demonstrate exceptional potential for military leadership while a member of the Virginia Tech and Radford University ROTC Programs. 


     Each Leadership Award was named after a General Officer who is or was a member of the Southwest Virginia Chapter. 


 1.   The first award is The General William B. Rosson Leadership Award

 2. The second award is the Major General Lloyd B. Ramsey Leadership Award. 

     The Leadership Awards carry a monetary award and an appropriate Award Certificate. 


     The Leadership Awards are presented at the respective University annual ROTC awards ceremony in the spring of the academic year.


    Criteria and application formats were coordinated through the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the three ROTC units.  The Army ROTC unit includes both Army ROTC Cadets from Virginia Tech and Radford University.  Two nominations from each ROTC unit are to be made by the respective heads of the three ROTC units.  The Southwest Virginia Chapter Leadership Award Selection Committee will select the two (2) Leadership Award recipients from the six (6) nomination packages submitted. 


       




















            (MOAA ROTC MEDALS were presented by LTC Flynn from left to right: Cadets

                Anderson King, Michael D’Avella, and Thomas Fogwell).


     The Leadership Awards carry a monetary award and an appropriate Award Certificate.  2017 was the eighth year in which the Southwest Virginia Chapter has presented the two Leadership Awards.  In 2009, two Air Force Cadets received the Leadership Awards.  In 2010, one Army and one Air Force Cadet received the Leadership Awards.  In 2011, one Army and one Air Force Cadet received the Leadership Awards. In 2012, two Navy Midshipmen received the Leadership Awards.  In 2013, one Air Force Cadet and one Navy Midshipmen received the Leadership Award.  In 2014, one Army Cadet and one Navy Midshipman received the Leadership Award. In 2015, one Army Cadet and one Air Force Cadet received the Awards. In 2016, one Army Cadet and one Navy Cadet received the Leadership Award. In 2017, one Air Force Cadet and one Navy Cadet received the Awards.