Greene also had received an NROTC
scholarship to attend Spelman
College from the Naval Service
Training Command in February.
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Corey A.Ware, a
student at Newton High School,
received a $250 U.S. Savings Bond
for second place in the JROTC competition. Five other cadets received
$100 Savings Bonds for Honorable
Mention. They were: Cadet Maj.
Chris Hall, Parkview High School;
Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Duncan Hall,
North Cobb High School; Cadet
Senior Chief Petty Officer Kimberly
MacDonald, Kennesaw Mountain
High School; Cadet Cmdr. Nicole
Pitts, Stockbridge High School; and
Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Carrie Rector,
Cross Keys High School.
The JROTC awards were presented by Council President Chuck
McCleskey. The Sea Cadet William
T. Schwendler Award for Excellence
was presented by McCleskey and
William T. Schwendler Jr. Frank
Campbell, vice president, Youth
Programs, coordinated the dinner
and was master of ceremonies.
The Jason E. Lawson Trophy for
Outstanding Sea Cadet Unit 2008
was awarded to 2745th Seabee
Battalion Commanding Officer Lt.
j.g. Brian Fleming, NSCC, by Lt.
Rick Faber, NSCC, director, Sea
Cadet program. The award is
named for Navy Aviation Warfare
Systems Operator 2nd Class Jason
Lawson, who was a member NARS
B- 1 Squadron Sea Cadet Unit and
1999 National Navy League Sea
Cadet of the Year. He was killed in
a helicopter accident in 2002.
The Sea Cadet award is named
in honor of the late William T.
Schwendler, an early aviation
designer who made major contributions to the aerospace industry.
Powell A. “Alec” Fraser Jr., president of Turner Properties, Turner
Broadcasting Systems Inc.; and Ed
Brownlee, vice president of Facilities
Operations, Turner Properties, were
the guest speakers at the event.
The Atlanta area boasts 45 high
schools with Navy and Marine
Corps JROTC units, and eight Sea
Cadet units, all of which were eligible for the awards. The council
has a separate program for the two
NROTC units at Georgia Tech and
Detroit Marks 33rd
Navy League Sunday
The Detroit Women’s Council sponsored the 33rd Annual Navy League
Sunday at the Mariners’ Church of
Detroit April 27. The occasion recognizes the joint contributions of
the Navy League councils throughout Michigan and Ontario, Canada.
Guest speaker at the event was
Lt. Cmdr. Phillip Winteringham,
NSCC, commanding officer of the
James M. Hannan Division in
Detroit, who detailed the importance of the Sea Cadet program.
Cadets from a number of units in
the region attended the service with
their families, friends and many supporters of the Sea Cadet and Navy
League Cadet Corps programs.
Council President Eileen Doyle
recognized the contributions made
by the leaders of the Sea Cadet programs, along with those who helped
make the event successful.
Navy Recruiting District Michigan personnel attended the celebration, including Executive Officer
Cmdr. Brian Bowles.
Mariners’ Church, known as
“The Maritime Sailors’ Cathedral,”
was founded in 1842 for the benefit of sailors on the Great Lakes,
and is a national and state historic
landmark. The Rev. Richard
Ingalls Jr., the parish rector,
presided over the ceremony.
Following the service, guests
enjoyed a social gathering and
toured the NSCC training ships
USNSCS Grayfox and Pride of
Michigan, at Hart Plaza on the
Sea Cadet Units Meet
In Flagship Competition
NSCC units from southern Florida
met April 12 for the first Southeast
Florida Sea Cadet Flagship Competition at the U.S. Coast Guard
Station, Fort Lauderdale.
Five NSCC teams — the
Spruance Division, sponsored by
the Fort Lauderdale Council;
American Veterans Division, from
West Palm Beach; Boca Del Ray
Division, sponsored by the Boca
Del Ray Council; Enterprise
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Detroit area Sea Cadets and Navy League Cadet Corps cadets gather for a
social during Navy League Sunday at the Mariners’ Church in Detroit April 27.