During the Spring Family Weekend military review on 23 April 2022, Missouri Military Academy presented the following awards and recognitions, by special order of the commandant.
Special Order No. 34
For exceptional performance, Cadet Michael Machary-Pagan of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded the Armed Commander Trophy for outstanding military bearing, command presence, technical and precision impression during the 2022 All Service National Drill Team Competition held in Daytona Beach Florida. Seventy schools and 1500 cadets competed in this competitive and demanding all service national event.
Cadet Machary-Pagan’s sustained superior performance and professionalism reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of Missouri Military Academy.
Special Order No. 35
Upon the recommendation of the President for the Missouri Military Academy and the approval of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS), Cadet René Garcia Garza from Cadereyta Jimenez, N.L., México, has been awarded the AMCSUS Leadership Award for continued superior performance as a senior cadet while enrolled at the Missouri Military Academy.
Special Order No. 36
For superior performance of duty while serving as Command Sergeant Major for the 133rd Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets.
Cadet Kevin Wang of Saint Charles Shores, Michigan, has been named the 2021-2022 Missouri Military Academy recipient of the coveted General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. The annual award is presented by the MacArthur Foundation to exceptional cadets from the American Military Colleges and Schools of the United States who emulate and practice the qualities exemplified by General Douglas MacArthur while he was a cadet at the West Texas Military Institute and the United States Military Academy. The criteria for the award consists of being the most soldierly performance by a senior class cadet considering academics, athletics, and leadership in accordance with detailed standards developed by each institution.
Cadet Wang’s sustained superior performance and professionalism reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Missouri Military Academy.
Special Order No. 37
Upon the recommendation of the President for the Missouri Military Academy and the approval of Colonel Raymond J. Rottman, USAF (Ret), Executive Director of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS), Cadet David Lee, a ninth grader from Waynesville, Missouri, has been awarded the Purple Heart Scholarship for continued exceptional performance, inspirational leadership, and selfless service as a member of Missouri Military Academy.
AMCSUS partners with the Purple Heart Foundation to award several $500 scholarships to current cadets who are related to Purple Heart recipients and veterans.
Special Order No. 38
Upon the recommendation of the Missouri Military Academy’s U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Department, and the approval of the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command, the following cadets are hereby awarded the Leadership Education Training awards for superior performance and exemplary leadership as a cadet.
- Leadership Education Training 1: Tadeo Garza from Monterrey, México
- Leadership Education Training 2: Gabriel Iglesias Osorio from Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
- Leadership Education Training 3: Blake Morais from Mexico, Missouri
- Leadership Education Training 4: Kevin Wang
By Order of the Commandant
R.L. Grabowski Colonel, USMC (Ret)
Commandant of Cadets
Missouri Military Academy