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JROTC Recognition

H. L. Hunley Award Program

Annually, the Arizona Division recognizes outstanding Junior ROTC Cadets with the presentation of the SCV's H .L. Hunley Award.  The award, named after the famous Confederate submarine, CSS H.L. Hunley.  The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.  The award is given to an outstanding 2nd year cadet in recognition of their

"Honor, courage and commitment to their unit."

The recipient also receives the David N. Showalter Leadership Award which recognizes outstanding examples of leadership by JROTC Cadets.

Although the award has a naval theme, it is appropriate for presentation to an Army JROTC Cadet in that the submarine was commanded by Lieutenant George Dixon, an Army officer and a veteran of the battle of Shiloh.


2017 Hunley Award

Award presentation


Captain Granville H. Oury Camp 1708 Commander Matthew "Top Knot" Flood presents the SCV H. L. Hunley award to Cadet Senior Airman Joshua Smith-Cruz at the Campo Verde (Gilbert, AZ) Air Force JROTC change of command and awards ceremony on 26 April 2017.


2016 Hunley Awards

2016 award receipentRogers and Olney
Hunley awards were presented to winners at Apache Junction High School, Campo Verde High School in Gilbert and Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix.

On the left is Adjutant John Rogers congratulating the winner, Cadet Elizabeth Olney at Shadow Mountain High School.  On the right is Adjutant Rogers and Cadet Olney.

Capps and receipentJROTC award receipent

On the left, Commander Bob Capps congratulates Cadet CPO Pita Pilas on winning the Hunley Award at Apache Junction High School.

On the right both are posing for a better picture.

The Hunley award winner at Campo Verde High School was Cadet Staff Sargent Felicity A. Lugay.  The award was presented by Lt. Commander Matthew Flood.  No picture is available.


2015 Hunley Award

2015 Hunley Award to Cadet 1st Lt. Isabell Smith-Cruz

Camp 1708 presented the Hunley Award at the Campo Verde High School Annual Awards Night. Shown on the left is Lt. Col. Stephen Wood presenting the award to Cadet 1st Lt. Isabell Smith-Cruz. Congratulations Lt. Smith Cruz!


2014 Hunley Awards

Cadet Knight receiving award



Registrar Shane Strickland presents C/CPO Nicholas Knight of the Apache Junction High School Naval JROTC with the Hunley award on 1 May 2014.

C/2LT Alex Lugay receives award

Past Commander Carter Powers presents C/2LT Alex Lugay with the Hunley award at the Campo Verde High School in Gilbert on 28 April 2014.  Cadet Lugay is a member of the Air Force JROTC.

Cadet Genevive Valencia receiving award


Lt. Commander Rob Guyton presents Cadet 2LT Genevive Valencia with the Hunley award at Westwood High School in Mesa on 30 April 2014.  The program at Westwood is an Air Force JROTC unit.

Cadet Huefner receiving award



Commander Gibson presents the award to Cadet Staff Sgt. Tyler Huefner at Mohave High School in Bullhead City on 6 May 2014

 

Command Gibson and Major Parker


Commander Gibson presented the Cadre of all three schools shown above a certificate in recognition of their role in developing tomorrow's leaders.  On the right Command Gibson is shown presenting the certificate to Major Parker of the Apache Junction High School.


2013 Hunley Awards

Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Del Rosa


Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Del Rosa receives his Hunley award from Camp Commander Carter Powers at the Apache Junction High School Naval JROTC Awards night ceremony.

Cadet Logan T. Carlson


Commander Carter Powers presents Cadet Tech. Sgt. Logan T. Carlson with the Hunley award at the Campo Verde High School in Gilbert on 13 May 2013. 

Cadet Hagarty receiving the Hunley Award


Cadet MSgt. Justin R. Hagarty (left) of the Westwood High School Air Force Junior ROTC receives the Hunley award from Camp Member Rob Guyton on Awards Night at the school, 1 May 2013.

 

Apache Junction HS Naval JROTC

Campo Verde HS Air Force JROTC

Westwood HS Air Force JROTC

C/Petty Off. 3rd Class Dustin Del Rosa

Cadet T.Sgt. Logan T. Darlson

Cadet MSgt. Justin R. Hagarty


2012 Hunley Awards

Apache Junction HS Naval JROTC

Westwood HS Air Force JROTC

Cadet Jared Odane

2Lt. Priscilla Amezcua