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VMI Keydet Club
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P.O. Box 932
Lexington, VA 24450

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Keydet Club Awards

The Spirit of VMI

Keydet Club Spirit AwardThe Spirit of VMI Award is given by the Keydet Club in recognition 
of outstanding service and support of the Institute’s Division I athletic
programs and in accordance with those intangible goals that exemplify the Spirit of VMI.  

  • 1975  Herman C. Schmidt '08 
  • 1976  Glover S. Johns, Jr. '31
  • 1876  W.E. (Happy) Cheyne '19 
  • 1980  T. Croxton Gordon '04, Benjamin Bowering '15,
 William H. Milton, Jr. '20, English Bagby,
 Clinton B. King, Jr. '22, Harold V. Mosby '31,
 Joseph L. O’Brien '32—composers of VMI fight songs 
  • 1985   Martin D. Delaney, Jr. '28 
  • 1986   Giles H. Miller, Jr. '24
  • 1991   Beverly M. Read '41, Elmon T. Gray '46, Dr. Clark King 
  • 1993   Nathaniel W. Pendleton, Jr. '57
  • 1995   DeWitt S. Worrell '62 (posthumously)
  • 1996   Col. John G. Barrett '44 
  • 1998   Charles S. Luck III '55


  • 2000   Jeffrey S. Morgan '80 (posthumously)
  • 2002   Col. Donald K. Jamison '57


  • 2004   Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. '43, Bruce C. Gottwald, Sr. '54,
 Bruce C. Gottwald, Jr. '81, Thomas E. Gottwald '83
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2006   Jones and Connie Felvey, Jr. '50B and
 Bill and Helen Talbott '50B
  • 2008   Mr. G. Gilmer Minor IIII '63
  • 2009   Mr. Bruce B. Cameron, Jr. '38 and
 Mr. Daniel D. Cameron '42 (posthumously) 
  • 2011   Mr. Paul A. Bouis '67, Mr. Ralph L. Costen, Jr. '70

Three-Legged Stool

three legged stool 2The late Mr. Giles S. Miller, Jr. '24, one of the Institute’s most beloved sons and ardent Keydet fans, coined the term “three-legged stool” in referring to the Institute’s whole-man educational emphasis on academics, military/leadership development and athletics. Since its founding, VMI has endeavored to ensure that all three “legs” of the “stool” remain balanced in its mission of educating tomorrow’s leaders.

The Keydet Club is proud to recognize, on an annual basis, a First Class cadet-athlete(s) who has excelled throughout his or her cadetship in the “three legs” of a VMI education and exemplifies the VMI “citizen-soldier.”

Past Recipients

  • John D. Simmons '02 - Soccer (2001)

  • Michael N. Lokale '03 - Track (2002)

  • Matthew D. Sharpe '04 - Football (2003)
  • 
Ty E. Denby '05 - Track (2004)
  • 
Christopher J. Brandriff '06 - Track (2005)

  • Michael D. Lloyd '07 - Soccer (2006)

  • Thomas E. Cunningham '08 - Wrestling (2007)

  • K. Barrett Luxhoj '09 - Men's Soccer (2008)

  • Audrey E. Falconi '10 - Women's Soccer (2009)

  • Hannah E. Granger '11 - Women's Track (2010)

  • Matthew R. Brock '12 - Wrestling (2011),  Joseph I. Munno '12 - Wrestling (2011)
  • Jenna K. Moye '13 - Women's Track (2013), Stanley O. Okoye '13 - Basketball (2013)

Alumni Recipients



  • Giles H. Miller, Jr. '24 (2001)

  • G. Gilmer Minor III '63 (2006)
  • 
Elmon T. Gray '46 (2007)