Aurora Division Medal Winners Page

Last Updated 11 March 2016

The following cadets are the Aurora Division's finest, and all hands are extremely proud of their achievements.

The medals authorized by the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps are:

Navy League of the United States (NLUS) Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal and Ribbon

Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Award

Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award

Veterans of Foreign Wars Naval Sea Cadet Award

 


NLUS

Navy League of the United States Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal and Ribbon

 

NLUS Medal

 

NLUS Ribbon

This award sponsored by the Navy League of the United States enables sponsoring councils to annually recognize excellence on the part of young people participating in NSCC and NLCC programs. It serves to emphasize the importance placed on education and training of American youth and recognizes the importance of NSCC and NLCC as NLUS youth programs in attaining established goals and objectives. The NLUS Youth Medal and ribbon is awarded annually to the Aurora Division's NSCC Cadet of the Year, as nominated by the Commanding Officer and approved by the Aurora Council, NLUS. The award is presented by the President of the Aurora Council at the division's Annual Inspection Awards Ceremony.

  • The NSCC Cadet of the Year earns a Medal, ribbon and certificate. If this cadet was previously named the NLCC Cadet of the Year, they also earn a 5/16th inch Silver Star affixed to the center of the suspension ribbon of the medal, and affixed to the outboard side with a gold boot on the inboard side of the NLUS Youth Ribbon.

  • The NLCC Cadet of the Year earns the ribbon with a gold boot affixed in the center and certificate.

 

2015 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

SN Reece Mavros, NSCC

 

2014 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Seaman Matthew DeGarmo, NSCC

 

2013 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Chief Petty Officer Kevin Claus, NSCC

 

2012 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Seaman Jesus Salazar, NSCC

Petty Officer Second Class Stanley Nieweglowski, NSCC

 

2011 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer Third Class Kevin Claus, NSCC

 

2008 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer Second Class Richard Koehnke, NSCC

 

2007 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer First Class Amanda Glass, NSCC

 

2006 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer Third Class Dale Jackman, NSCC

 

2005 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer Second Class Rachel Erb, NSCC

 

2004 NLCC Cadet of the Year:

League Petty Officer Second Class Alberto Chavez, NLCC

 

2003 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer First Class James Dooley, NSCC

 

2003 NLCC Cadet of the Year:

Able Cadet Brian Widuch, NLCC

 

2002 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Petty Officer Third Class Jeffrey Thompson, NSCC

 

2001 NSCC Cadet of the Year:

Seaman Bethany Van Tellingen, NSCC

 


 

DAR

Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Award

 

DAR Medal

This award is presented to a graduating high school cadet who has demonstrated dependability, good character, military discipline, leadership, and a fundamental patriotic understanding of the importance of NSCC training. The recipient of the award will be selected and nominated by the Commanding Officer to the local DAR Chapter Regent, who normally presents the award at the division's Annual Inspection Awards Ceremony.

 

2013 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class Stanley Nieweglowski, NSCC

 

2009 Recipient:

Chief Petty Officer Amanda Glass, NSCC

 

2008 Recipient:

Chief Petty Officer Rachel Erb, NSCC

 

2005 Recipient:

Petty Officer Second Class Adam Mosley, NSCC

 

2004 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class James Dooley, NSCC

 

 


SAR

Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award

 

SAR Medal

This award is presented to an NSCC/NLCC cadet who has attained the rate of Petty Officer Second Class or above (NSCC or NLCC) and is in good standing militarily and scholastically at the time of selection and presentation. The cadet nominated must demonstrate a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and excellence in the performance of duties, have the potential for greater leadership responsibilities, and be recommended by the division's Commanding Officer. The recipient of the award will be selected and nominated by the Commanding Officer to the Fox Valley SAR Chapter President who normally presents the award at the division's Annual Boot Camp Preparation Drill and Graduation Awards Ceremony.

The NSCC award consists of a Medal, ribbon and certificate; the NLCC award consists of a certificate only.

 

2013 Recipient:

Petty Officer Second Class Joshua San Diego , NSCC

 

2012 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class Stanley Nieweglowski, NSCC

 

2011 Recipient:

Chief Petty Officer Richard Koehnke, NSCC

 

2009 Recipient:

Petty Officer Second Class Stephanie Cabe-Brookins, NSCC

 

2008 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class Amanda Glass, NSCC

 

2007 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class Miguel Luciano, NSCC

 

2003 Recipient:

Petty Officer Second Class James Dooley, NSCC

 

 


 

VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars Naval Sea Cadet Award

 

VFW Medal

The recommended recipient of the award will be selected by the division's  Commanding Officer and will be submitted to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for their consideration and approval. The Post Commander or a representative of the VFW normally presents the award at the division's Annual Boot Camp Preparation Drill and Graduation Awards Ceremony. The award is presented to NSCC Cadets in grades PO3 through CPO and NSCC Midshipman and must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in good standing academically.

  • Progressing satisfactorily in the Sea Cadet program.

  • Demonstrated outstanding achievement in (1) Community Service and (2) NSCC Naval Education.

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

  • Must be of high moral character.

  • Displays outstanding military bearing and conduct both in and out of uniform.

  • Actively promotes patriotism and Americanism.

  • Demonstrates growth potential (assumes higher levels of responsibility).

  • Must not have been a previous recipient of the award.

 

2013 Recipient:

Petty Officer Third Class Alexander Feltes, NSCC

 

2011 Recipient:

Chief Petty Officer Richard Koehnke, NSCC

 

2009 Recipient:

Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Mayer, NSCC

 

2008 Recipient:

Petty Officer First Class Amanda Glass, NSCC

 

2007 Recipient:

Petty Officer Second Class Heidi Miller, NSCC