Recipients

The next Peterson Award will be presented in Spring 2019.

2018 - Midshipman Second Class Raquelle Sands

Midshipman Sands is a Navy Option student from Northville, Michigan. Midshipman Sands displayed superior character and ethics during the last semester. She currently serves as the Alpha Company, First Sergeant, and is a strong candidate for our highest leadership positions next year. A May 2019 graduate and Economics major, Midshipman Sands desires to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer.

2017 - Midshipman Second Class Jacob Fuiten

Midshipman Fuiten is a Marine Option student from Menomonee Falls, WI. Midshipman Fuiten displayed superior character and ethics during the last semester while caring for an injured midshipman. He currently serves as the Alpha Company, Second Platoon Sergeant, and is a strong candidate for our highest leadership positions next year. A May 2018 graduate and International Studies major, Midshipman Fuiten desires to serve in Marine Aviation.

2016 - Midshipman Second Class Dominique Bowers

Midshipman Bowers is a Navy Option student from Grove Heights, Minnesota. She is a Nuclear Engineering major with a 3.19 cumulative grade point average. A December 2017 graduate, Midshipman Bowers will participate in service selection next summer, and desires to serve in submarines. She is a standout performer in the Badger Battalion and is highly respected by her peers. Midshipman Bowers maintains the highest standard of character and ethics, and currently serves as the Bravo Company First Sergeant. She is a strong candidate for the unit's highest leadership positions next year.

2015 - Midshipman First Class Kyle Burke

Midshipman Burke is a four-year Naval ROTC scholarship student who maintains a grade point average of 3.227 while majoring in Civil Engineering. Midshipman Burke maintains a high standard of character and ethics far ahead of his peers, which exemplifies the enduring spirit synonymous with this award. Midshipman Burke will participate in service selection in the early fall, and desires to be screened as a submarine officer. He is a standout performer in the Badger Battalion and is highly respected by his peers. He currently serves as the Battalion Operations Officer and is a strong candidate for the Battalion's highest leadership positions in the Fall 2015 semester.

2014 - Midshipman First Class Joel Vircks

Midshipman Vircks is a Navy option scholarship student who maintains a grade point average of 3.01 while majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Midshipman Vircks demonstrates a high standard of character and ethics far ahead of his peers, which exemplifies the enduring spirit synonymous with this award. Update: Midshipman Vircks has been selected for redesignation to Naval Aviation, and reported for training at NAS Pensacola, FL.

2013 - Midshipman First Class Matthew DeHart

Midshipman DeHart is a Navy option scholarship student who maintains a grade point average of 3.70 while majoring in Nuclear Engineering. Midshipman DeHart demonstrates a high standard of character and ethics far ahead of his peers, which exemplifies the enduring spirit synonymous with this award.

2012 - Midshipman First Class Eamon Hegarty

Midshipman Hegarty is a Marine option scholarship student who maintains a grade point average of 3.70 while majoring in Languages and Cultures of Asia. Midshipman Hegarty demonstrates a high standard of character and ethics far ahead of his peers, which exemplifies the enduring spirit synonymous with this award.

2011 - Midshipman Second Class William Springer

Midshipman Springer is a Marine Option scholarship student from St Croix Falls, WI, who maintains a grade point average of 3.39 with a Dairy Science (pre vet) major. Midshipman Springer demonstrates a high standard of character and ethics far ahead of his peers, which exemplifies the enduring spirit synonymous with this award.