Naval ROTC Awards

Military Order of Foreign Wars fo the United States Award
This award is presented to the top Navy and Marine Corps comissionee.
National Defense Industrial Association Award
This award is presented to a cadet recognized for his or her demonstrated academic and leadership ability.
Daughters of the American Revolution Award
This award is presented to 1st Class Midshipmen who have demonstrated dependability, loyalty, patriotism and leadership.
Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America Award
This award is presented to outstanding midshipmen having demonstrated superior accomplishments in both military and academic endeavors, and who reflects the ideals of patriotism.
National Defense Transportation Association Award
This award is presented to a cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievement, and aptitude for military service.
National Sojourners Award
This award is presented to outstanding 2nd or 3rd class cadets who have contributed the most to the encouragement of American ideals.
Sons of the American Revolution Award
This award is presented to the ROTC 4th classmen who show a high degree of merit with respect to quality, military bearing, and excellence in their ROTC programs.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award
This award is presented to 2nd Class cadets that have distinguished themselves through selfless service, integrity, initiative and courage while in a leadership position.
American Veterans Award
This award is presented to cadets for diligence in their discharge of duty and willingness to serve God and Country.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
This award is presented to cadets for diligence, excellence, and individual characteristics contributing to leadership.
USAA Spirit Award
This award is presented to the cadet in each ROTC Department that best displays the 'Warrior Spirit."
General Society of the War of 1812 Award
This award is presented to the ROTC 3rd classmen who demonstrates excellence in ROTC studies and who are of high moral character.
Marine Corps League Patriot Award
This award is presented to the Marine Option l/C Midshipman for outstanding Patriotism.
Reserve Officer Association Award
This award is presented to outstanding cadets who possess individual leadership characteristics and are ranked in the top ten percent.
Military Order of World Wars Medal
This award is presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd classmen who have indicated exceptional desire to serve the United States through military service.

Institute & Commandant Awards

Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipman Graduate Award
This award is presented based on outstanding performance and academic excellence.
LT Mark R. Wilson, Sr. Midshipman Award
This award is presented to the top Navy graduate, demonstrating excellence in leadership and academics. This award is in honor of Mark Russell Wilson, Sr., a decorated U.S. Navy Lieutenant and a member of the Navy's elite SEALs, died while on active duty on December 4, 1995.
General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Award
This award is presented to the top two Marine graduates in the Naval ROTC program at VMI.
General Lemuel C. Shepherd Scholarship
This award is presented to a 2nd class Marine Option Midshipman who demonstrates academic excellence.
Chesty Puller Award
This award is presented to the Marine Option Midshipmen from each class who exhibits the highest qualities of leadership which exemplify the VMI Spirit and those espoused by LTG Lewis B "Chesty" Puller, Class of 1921.