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Confederate States Submarine H.L. Hunley

 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 first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship, represents honor, courage and commitment.    

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.

 

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The 2014 Recipients of the H.L. Hunley Award are:
 
Cadet Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Knight
Apache Junction High School Naval JROTC
Apache Junction
 
Cadet Senior Airman First Class Victoria Green
Agua Fria High School Air Force JROTC
Avondale
 
Cadet Timothy McCray
Buena High School Army JROTC
Sierra Vista
 
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Alex Lugay
Campo Verde High School Air Force JROTC
Gilbert

Cadet Lieutenant Rita Vasquez Armengol
Cortez High School Naval JROTC
Phoenix
 
Cadet Jesus Acuna
Desert View High School Air Force JROTC
Tucson
 
Cadet Claudia G. Millanes
Independence High School Naval JROTC
Glendale
 
Cadet Staff Sergeant Tyler Heufner
Mohave High School Air Force JROTC
Bull Head City
 
Cadet Chief Petty Officer Elijah Morris
Moon Valley High School Naval JROTC
Phoenix
 
Cadet Ryan Castillo
Nogales High School Air Force JROTC
Nogales
 
Cadet Major Brandon Tsosie
Pinon High School Army JROTC
Pinon (Navajo Reservation)
 
Cadet Sergeant First Class Dillon A. Dahl
Tombstone High School Army JROTC
Tombstone
 
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Genevive Valencia
Westwood High School Air Force JROTC
Mesa

Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class Owen Tiedemann
Cienega High School Naval JROTC
Vail


 Military instructors for JROTC units wishing to apply for the award for their unit should contact the Arizona Division Adjutant for information on the criteria and the presentation of the Hunley medal and award.

Criteria for the H.L. Hunley JROTC Award

Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average

Demonstrate excellence in a leadership position

Participate in a well rounded High School career to include sports, drama, arts, music or clubs

Exemplify the characteristics of the crew of the CSS H.L. Hunley--Honor, Courage, Commitment

 

Recipients are selected by the Military Instructors for their JROTC Unit.  Recipients may be Freshman, Sophomores, Junior or Seniors.

Recipients receive the H.L Hunley Award medal, ribbon and certificate.

 

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