AFCEA International Chapter News
PALMETTO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 25, 2019

ROTC Awards Ceremony Draws a Crowd

The 2019 University of South Carolina (USC) Spring Tri-Service ROTC Awards ceremony at the USC Capstone Building in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, was attended by the chapter's 2nd Vice President Maj. Vanessa Gonzalez, USAF, deputy chief, United States Air Force Central Command/A-6 Operations Division, and Jim Crawford, chapter director of membership services. Each year, AFCEA International Headquarters requests that the local chapter present their awards at this ceremony, and the chapter has done so since 2012. Maj. Gonzalez presented three AFCEA International Scholastic Awards during the ceremony to the following ROTC students: Midshipman Adam D. Wellner, Army Cadet Peter Leichner and Air Force Cadet Austin C. Horton. All have excelled above their peers in their respective STEM college disciplines. Some will be off to their first duty assignments for their respective branch of service this fall.

Event Photographs:

Maj. Vanessa Gonzalez, USAF (l), chapter 2nd vice president, presents the AFCEA International Scholastic Awards to Air Force Cadet Austin C Horton at the April ceremony.
Maj. Vanessa Gonzalez, USAF (l), chapter 2nd vice president, presents the AFCEA International Scholastic Awards to Air Force Cadet Austin C Horton at the April ceremony.
Jim Crawford (center l), chapter director of member services, congratulates award winners (l-r) Midshipman Adam D. Wellner, Army Cadet Peter Leichner and Air Force Cadet Austin C. Horton after the April ceremony. Midshipman Wellner is off to NAS Pensacola, Florida; Cadet Lecihner will attend medical school to become an Army doctor; and Cadet Horton is going to flight school. The chapter wishes them all the best in their new careers.
Jim Crawford (center l), chapter director of member services, congratulates award winners (l-r) Midshipman Adam D. Wellner, Army Cadet Peter Leichner and Air Force Cadet Austin C. Horton after the April ceremony. Midshipman Wellner is off to NAS Pensacola, Florida; Cadet Lecihner will attend medical school to become an Army doctor; and Cadet Horton is going to flight school. The chapter wishes them all the best in their new careers.
At the April ceremony, a large crowd of presenters, cadets, midshipmen and family members support the winners for their hard work and scholastic achievement. Those attending the University of South Carolina ROTC Awards ceremony witness over 150 awards given out to deserving and talented cadets and midshipman. Close to 50 organizations present awards to these ROTC students during these ceremonies.
At the April ceremony, a large crowd of presenters, cadets, midshipmen and family members support the winners for their hard work and scholastic achievement. Those attending the University of South Carolina ROTC Awards ceremony witness over 150 awards given out to deserving and talented cadets and midshipman. Close to 50 organizations present awards to these ROTC students during these ceremonies.

For more details regarding this event contact:
James Crawford
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