West Contra Costa, Calif. (100);
Madrid, Spain (95); Mid-Missouri
(92); Marin County, Calif. (91);
Alamo, Texas (89); Naperville, Ill.
(89); Sonoma County, Calif. (89);
Ingleside Area, Calif. ( 88);
Oregon’s Rogue Valley ( 88);
Camden-Kings Bay, Ga. ( 86); Hilo,
Hawaii ( 86); Wilmington, N.C.
( 84); Key West, Fla. ( 83); Levante,
France ( 83); Baton Rouge, La.
( 81); Pensacola, Fla. ( 80); and
Phoenix ( 80).
Top Individual Recruiters
In addition to the council awards,
individual Navy League members
who earned 20 or more recruiting
points were honored. Navy
Leaguers earn one recruiting point
per new member recruited. The
2014 top recruiters are listed
below, with their recruiter points
Carlyle Devoe, Honolulu (141);
Jay Lott, San Diego (128); James
Black, Lake Merritt, Calif. ( 62); Dick
Messbarger, Kingsville, Texas ( 47);
Jackson Stevens, St. Maarten ( 31);
and Teodor Patrichi, Black Sea ( 25).
Donald M. Mackie Awards
The Navy League also presented
the Donald M. Mackie & PR
Recognition Awards to the following councils during the Hall of
■ Donald M. Mackie Award —
First Place, Large Council, San
Diego; First Place, Medium
Council, Greater Austin, Texas;
First Place, Small Council,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Second Place, Medium Council,
Pensacola, Fla.; Second Place, Small
Council, Tacoma, Wash.
■ Donald M. Mackie Award —
First Place, National Capital, D.C.;
Second Place, Bremerton-Olympic
Peninsula, Wash.; Third Place,
NSCC & NLCC Awards
Below are the 2014 individual Naval
Sea Cadet Corps/Navy League Cadet
Corps award recipients:
■ Nicholas Brango Award for
(NSCC Officer of the Year)
LCDR Martha Robinson, NSCC,
Liberty Division, Lake City, Fla.
■ Judge R. T.S. Colby Award
for Excellence in Training Award
Instructor David Thiede, NSCC,
Barque Eagle Division, Plainville,
■ Willis E. Reed Award for Sea
Cadet of the Year
Chief Petty Officer Forrest
Simpson, George Washington CVN
73 Division, New York City.
■ Keith T. Weaver Award for
League Cadet of the Year
Section Leading Petty Officer
Samantha Tyssee, Training Ship
Columbia, Lakeside, Calif.
The following awards were presented to NSCC/NLCC units, followed by leader and sponsoring
council or organization:
■ John J. Bergen Trophy for
Most Outstanding NSCC Unit
Alamo Battalion, San Antonio,
Texas; Instructor Julio Salazar; San
■ Morgan L. Fitch Jr. Trophy for
Most Outstanding NLCC Unit
Training Ship Reina Mercedes,
Annapolis, Md.; LCDR Catherine
Coble; Annapolis Council.
■ George S. Halas Trophy for
Most Outstanding Combined
Sacramento Division/Training Ship
California, Sacramento, Calif.;
LCDR Curtis Gant; Placer County
■ Navy League of Canada
Challenge Trophy for Most
Improved Unit Finishing in
Top 10 in the Nation
San Joaquin Division, Stockton,
Calif.; LT John McGinnis; Stockton
■ Anthony H. Murray Sr.
Seaman Award for Most E- 3
Central Iowa Division, Marshalltown, Iowa; LCDR Eric Goslinga;
Marshalltown Police Department.
■ Fred D. Carl Award for
Regional Director of the Year
CDR Robert Rombach, USN
(Ret.), Pacific Southeast Region
■ Bruce B. Smith Award for
Regional Directors Recruiter
of the Year
LCDR James McClure Jr., Southeast Region 6-4. ■
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U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC)
Cadet Chief Petty Officer Forrest
Simpson, from the George Washington
CVN 73 Division in New York City, re-
ceives the Willis E. Reed Award as Sea
Cadet of the Year from NSCC Chair-
man Warren Savage, left, and Offutt.
At the podium behind them is NSCC
Executive Director James Monahan.