CGSC Class of 2015 graduates June 12

CGSC Class of 2015 graduates June 12

The 2015 class of the Command and General Staff Officers Course of the  U.S. Army Command and General Staff College graduated June 12, in a ceremony in Eisenhower Hall of the Lewis and Clark


Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn presents Capt. (Promotable) John Q. Bolton with the General George C. Marshall Award for the top U.S. graduate of CGSC Class of 2015.

Center. The graduating class of 1100 included mid-career officers from the U.S. Army, as well as a small contingent of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force officers. The graduating class also included 69 international officers and 16 federal government civilian employees from other agencies of the U.S. government. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, 35th Vice-Chief-of-Staff of the Army, was the guest speaker for the ceremony.

As with each class distinguished graduates were recognized at the beginning of the ceremony. Twenty awards for the class were presented, of which 11 were sponsored by the CGSC Foundation.

Awards sponsored by the Foundation and the 2015 class recipients:

The General George C. Marshall Award (Top U.S. Graduate)
Capt. (P) John Q. Bolton, Aviation

The General Dwight D. Eisenhower Award (Top International Graduate)
Maj. Shi Ming Wong, Singapore

The Colin L. Powell lnteragency Student Award
Mr. Cheyenne D. Kiel. Defense Intelligence Agency

The General George S. Patton Jr. Award (Master Tactician)
Maj. Jesse L. Wood, Field Artillery

The Major General James M. Wright Award (Master Logistician)
Maj. Bruce U. Roett. Ordnance

The Major General Hans Schlup Award
Maj. Zainal Azli Bin Ismail, Malaysia

The Birrer-Brookes Award for Outstanding MMAS Thesis
Maj. Shi Ming Wong, Singapore

The Homeland Security Studies Award
Assistant Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Lieutenant Colonel Boyd McCanna “Mac” Harris Leadership Award
Maj. Andrew R. Atkins, Judge Advocate General

The Simons Center Interagency Writing Award
Maj. Christian A. Carr, Civil Affairs

The Brigadier General Benjamin H. Grierson Award for Excellence in Strategic Studies
Maj. Shi Ming Wong, Singapore

Other class awards not sponsored by the CGSC Foundation:

The General Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Award
Maj. Gregory M. Blom, U.S. Air Force

The General John J. Pershing Award
Maj. Joseph Davison, Engineer

The Excellence in JC4l Writing Award
Maj. Michael Kim, Armor

The Iron Major Award
Lt. Cmdr. Tiko Crofoot, U.S. Navy
Maj. Audrey D. Hurdle. Civil Affairs
Maj. Oleksii Tsariuk, Ukraine

During the ceremony CGSC also recognized Dr. Phillip G. Pattee, from the Department of Joint, lnteragency and Multinational Operations as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Educator of the Year.

Visit the CGSC Foundation photo gallery for photos of all the award winners and the overall ceremony.

Click here for a complete list and description of CGSC graduation awards.

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