Welcome to the 2022 Regimental Awards Ceremony! During this event, we will recognize the superior accomplishments of our Midshipmen and celebrate their vision, effort, and tenacity. Award recipients have demonstrated a path to success for their peers and serve as models for others to follow while attempting to duplicate their achievements. This year, 17 students have been nominated for ten distinguished award opportunities.

The 2022 Regimental Awards Ceremony will take place on April 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (ET) in Delano Auditorium. This hybrid event is available to in-person attendees and will be livestreamed on YouTube.

The Sea Coast Alumni Chapter Scholarships are comprised of two awards. The two scholarships are the Captain Thomas Smith Scholarship Award of $500 given to the Cadet Master and the Paul Mercer Scholarship Award of $500 given to the Cadet Chief Engineer.

Presenter: Jeff Wright, Director of Alumni Relations

The Bangor Seadogs Chapter of Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association, represented Jeff Wright, will award two $1,000 scholarships to the following Midshipmen based on their academic performance and leadership abilities.

Presenter: Jeff Wright, Director of Alumni Relations

The Casco Bay Chapter of Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association, will award three $2000.00 scholarships based on academic performance and leadership abilities.

Presenter: Jeff Wright, Director of Alumni Relations

The Portland Marine Society, represented by Captain David Sulin, Chairman of the Portland Marine Society Scholarship Committee (Class of 1971) on behalf of Captain Jeff Wadman, President of the Portland Marine Society, and Captain Larry Wade will award four $2,000 scholarships to the following Midshipmen based on their academic performance and leadership abilities.

Presenter: Captain David Sulin ’71

The Captain Al Brown Award and $500 scholarship given by the family in honor of Al Brown and is in recognition of the Midshipman who has excelled in the study of Casualty Analysis.

Presenter: Professor Elliot Rappaport

The Regimental Alumni Development Award is awarded to the student who exemplifies diligence in the Marine Engineering program. With this award is the opportunity to attend a conference sponsored by Artec. A perpetual plaque hangs in Curtis Hall with each year’s recipient name engraved on a brass plate.

Presenter: CWO4 Anne Kowalski

The Admiral Warren C. Hamm Award and $1,000 scholarship was started by Admiral Hamm, ’49 to recognize a student who exemplifies the traits of leadership, accountability, and loyalty. This particular award is reserved for a 3/C Midshipmen. Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on a brass plate and is added to a perpetual plaque that hangs in Curtis Hall.

Presenter: CAPT John Cashman

The Lester R. Paton Naval Leadership Sword is presented to a 2/C Midshipman who continuously looks to further the goals and mission of the Regiment, regardless of rank or responsibility.

Presenter: LCDR Kelly Gualtieri

The Eugene J. Silva Award and $500 scholarship is given to a First Class Midshipman of any rank who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and character as described by Eugene J Silva ’64. These qualities include personal honor, integrity, courage, truthfulness, fidelity to principle, self-disciplined, inspirational, tenacious, tough, fair, and caring in the treatment of those in his/her charge. In short, the leader who inspires others to follow shall be the recipient of this award. Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on a brass plate and is added to a perpetual plaque that hangs in Curtis Hall

Presenter: LT Kyle Willette

Recipients of the Wedge Scholarship Award and $500 scholarship are nominated by the outgoing wedge in recognition of a rising Midshipman who is taking the utmost advantage of leadership opportunities within the Regiment of Midshipman.

Presenter: Midshipman 1/C John Watt

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