Awards for Midshipmen  

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Each year during Commissioning Week, five prizes are awarded to graduating midshipmen whose major is administered by the Mathematics Department.

Below you will find description of the prize, criteria, and list of winners. Prize-winners are selected by the Chair of the Mathematics Department on advice of the Mathematics faculty.

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Prize

Binoculars and a plaque are presented by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to that midshipman of the graduating class who has completed a major administered by the Mathematics Department and excelled in the area of Operations Analysis.

Winners of the DAR Prize since 1973:

  • 2013 Taylor Boosmann
  • 2012 Clifford Nelsen
  • 2011 Zachary S. Bunting
  • 2010 Christine Cairoli
  • 2009 Timothy Folts
  • 2008 Austin Hancock
  • 2007 DANIEL BALDWIN AMMONS-MORENO
  • 2006 JOHN DOHERTY
  • 2005 DENNIS C PANOS
  • 2004 CHARLES ALFRED LARWOOD III
  • 2003 DAVID LAWRENCE ZANE
  • 2002 ALEXANDER EARLE GOODNO
  • 2001 DALLAS RIDGEWAY JAMISON
  • 2000 GERALD PAUL LORIO
  • 1999 JEB SCOTT LYNE
  • 1998 TITUS L. FORTNER
  • 1997 MARK D. TRIPIANO
  • 1996 DARIN F. TWETE
  • 1995 ROBERT BOWMAN JOHNS
  • 1994 THOMAS HOWARD HAYGHE
  • 1993 ROBERT SCOTT THOMAS
  • 1992 VINCENT CALLAHAN VERTIN
  • 1991 DANIEL LEE FORRY
  • 1990 BARBARA SCOTT HUNDLEY
  • 1989 SEAN P. OMALLEY
  • 1988 CHRISTOPHER COOK
  • 1987 ANDREW CHARLES LENNON
  • 1986 MICHAEL ANDREW DORKO
  • 1985 MELANIE SUE CAMP
  • 1984 PAUL STEPHEN ESCH
  • 1983 MICHAEL JAMES BLASIK
  • 1982 ARTHUR RAPHAEL SALINDONG
  • 1981 JAMES MICHAEL RICE
  • 1980 MICHAEL JOHN KANE
  • 1979 GREGORY THOMAS HUTTO
  • 1978 JONATHAN EVERETT WILL
  • 1977 DAVID ROBIN MICKLE
  • 1976 ALBERT WILLIAM SCHMIDT
  • 1975 DAVID WAYNE ROGERS
  • 1974 WILLCOX KEITH BAILEY
  • 1973 JEFFREY WILEY CREWS


Military Order of Foreign Wars Prize

A wrist watch and a plaque are presented by the Military Order of Foreign Wars to that midshipman of the graduating class who, among those who have completed major administered by the Mathematics Department, stands highest for the entire course of instruction at the Naval Academy. This midshipman's name will be engraved on a plaque installed in the Mathematics Department (first deck of Chauvenet Hall).

Winners of the Military Order of Foreign Wars Prize for Excellence in Mathematics:

  • 2013 Jonathan Poole
  • 2012 Charles Celerier
  • 2011 Zachary S. Bunting
  • 2010 Allison Aichele
  • 2009 Anthony Arguelles
  • 2008 Michelle Mattingly
  • 2007 Daniel Baldwin Ammons-Moreno
  • 2006 Gregory Dietzen
  • 2005 Patrick A Brooks
  • 2004 Derek Michael Jennings
  • 2003 Mathison Guy Hall
  • 2002 Benjamin Murray Heineike
  • 2001 M. P. Feist
  • 2000 K. M. McMahon
  • 1999 K. E. Oliver
  • 1998 P. J. Detar
  • 1997 G. H. Truitt
  • 1996 B. H. Benedict
  • 1995 W. A. Hildebrandt
  • 1994 R. L. Hartman
  • 1993 K. W. Culler
  • 1992 J. B. Oglesby
  • 1991 M. D. Lucas
  • 1990 B. S. Hundley
  • 1989 S. M. Debus
  • 1988 B. A. Jobe
  • 1987 S. D. Johnson
  • 1986 J. E. Paganelli, Jr.
  • 1985 A. J. Curtis
  • 1984 J. D. Baldwin
  • 1983 P. G. Savage
  • 1982 J. Cerasuolo
  • 1981 J. P. Hetrick, Jr.
  • 1980 M. J. Kane
  • 1979 W. T. Harris
  • 1978 B. M. Tilden
  • 1977 A. E. Stuart, Jr.
  • 1976 L. J. Saccoccio
  • 1975 J. F. Ennis
  • 1974 R. C. Rigazio
  • 1973 S. C. Kanaga
  • 1972 J. L. Phillips
  • 1971 L. F. Clark
  • 1970 P. T. Cahill
  • 1969 D. G. Deininger
  • 1968 A. J. Sisk
  • 1967 R. W. Mies
  • 1966 G. M. Moore
  • 1965 G. A. Kent
  • 1964 J. A. Haugen
  • 1963 M. A. Blackledge
  • 1962 P. B. S. Trapnell
  • 1961 J. M. Barr
  • 1960 M. H. Sollberger
  • 1959 D. A. Gill
  • 1958 R. A. Schnepper
  • 1957 F. R. Hanvey, Jr.
  • 1956 V. J. Brillantes
  • 1955 S. D. Lowe
  • 1954 P. A. Petzrick
  • 1953 W. T. Prewett
  • 1952 P. V. Strehlow, Jr.
  • 1951 R. W. Pysz
  • 1950 W. H. Pravitz
  • 1949 L. M. Noel
  • 1948 F. J. Suttill, Jr. , J. W. Hawthorne
  • 1947 J. D. Andrews
  • 1946 D. G. Iselin
  • 1945 R. L. Martin
  • 1944 G. D. Prestwich
  • 1943 W. R. Riblett
  • 1942 S. M. Logan
  • 1941 W. H. Rowen
  • 1940 L. B. Ramsey
  • 1939 A. M. Fields, Jr.
  • 1938 J. E. Hausman
  • 1937 J. A. Obermeyer
  • 1936 D. F. Pinkerton
  • 1935 J. R. Middleton, Jr.
  • 1934 C. R. Nelson
  • 1933 R. A. Gallagher
  • 1932 R. S. Mandelkorn
  • 1931 T. W. Rogers
  • 1930 W. T. Hines
  • 1929 J. B. Webster
  • 1928 J. R. Lee
  • 1927 F. D. Overfelt


Professor Henry M. Robert, Jr., Prize

The name of that midshipman of the graduating class who, in completing a major administered by the Mathematics Department, has shown both a high degree of proficiency in mathematics and an outstanding potential for success in continued mathematical study and who accepts a commission in any branch of the naval service, is engraved on a plaque installed in the Mathematics Department (first deck of Chauvenet Hall). In addition, this midshipman will be awarded a dress sword. This prize is sponsored by the late Miss Alice D. Butterfield in memory of the late Professor Henry M. Robert, Jr., who taught mathematics and economics while a member of the Naval Academy faculty.

Winners of the Professor Henry M. Robert, Jr., Prize:

  • 2013 William Harris
  • 2012 Charles Celerier
  • 2011 James A. Berg
  • 2010 Stephanie Stamm
  • 2009 Jacob Cates
  • 2008 Thomas Thomas
  • 2007 Marjorie Drake
  • 2006 Gregory Dietzen
  • 2005 Stephen S McMath
  • 2004 Derek Michael Jennings
  • 2003 Matthew Joseph Ahlert
  • 2002 Eric Andrew Rittermann
  • 2001 Matthew P. Feist
  • 2000 Scott C. McKinney
  • 1999 Joshua T. Wood
  • 1998 Paul J. Detar
  • 1997 Glenn H. Truitt
  • 1996 Gregory W. Hodgson
  • 1995 Daniel P. Moloney
  • 1994 Bartt G. Greene
  • 1993 Paul W. Miller
  • 1992 Carl H. Ebersole
  • 1991 David M. Ruth
  • 1990 Mark W. Dixon
  • 1989 Michael J. Tesar
  • 1988 Michael S. Parish (tie)
  • 1988 Daniel B. Widdis (tie)
  • 1987 John C. Woughter
  • 1986 Steve McPhillips
  • 1985 Mark D. Little
  • 1984 Perry G. Higgins
  • 1983 Randy M. Beekman
  • 1982 Peter P. Haglich
  • 1981 Joseph J. Arango III
  • 1980 Michael D. Chapline
  • 1979 Richard K. Boyd
  • 1978 Lawrence Galvin
  • 1977 Alfred E. Steuart, Jr.
  • 1976 Stephen J. Raher
  • 1975 Walter N. Flippin
  • 1974 John M. Franklin
  • 1973 Stephen C. Kanaga
  • 1972 Paul E. Huck
  • 1971 Lawrence F. Clark
  • 1970 Robert J. Kimble, Jr.
  • 1969 Edward J. Waitt, Jr.
  • 1968 Arnold J. Sisk
  • 1967 George P. Nanos, Jr.
  • 1966 Robert G. Oman
  • 1965 George A. Kent
  • 1964 Walter W. Kesler
  • 1963 Theodore J. Delgaizo


The MAS (Military Application Society) Prize

Each spring since 1970 the Military Applications Society (MAS) has awarded a prize to a student at each of the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. This award is for the outstanding graduating student at the academy in Operations Research. The Naval Academy has made the Midshipman's senior project a strong factor in the choice of the recipient.

Note: Unfortunately, the names of several winners from previous years have been lost in our archives. We are asking that anyone who can help us correct or fill in the list to contact us. You may contact Thomas J. Sanders at 410-293-6716, e-mail: tjs@usna.edu , or mail at the Mathematics Department, U.S. Naval Academy, 572 Holloway Rd., Annapolis, MD 21402-5002. Our DSN prefix is 281 and our FAX number is 410-293-4883.

Winners of MAS Prize (Midshipmen with advisors):

  • 2013
    William Crutcher
    Asst Prof David Phillips
  • 2012
    Nicolas Woods
    Assoc Prof Ryan Brady
  • 2011
    Craig S. Moore
    Assoc Prof Sommer Gentry
  • 2010
    Allison Aichele
    CDR David Spoerl
  • 2009
    Timothy Folts
    Prof Amy Ksir
  • 2008
    Robert Innerst
    LCDR Marc Lucas
  • 2007
    Christopher Nigus
    LCDR Kyle Kliewer
  • 2006
    Peter Barkley
    Asst Prof Sommer Gentry
  • 2005
    Brian A Ross
    Prof. Charles Mylander and LCDR Kyle Kliewer
  • 2004
    not given
  • 2003
    Douglas Michael Rosenstock and John Martin
    Thomas J. Sanders and W. Charles Mylander
  • 2002
    Robert William Niemeyer
  • 2001
    Shaun Paul Hayes
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1999
    Brendan C. Beer
    Prof. P.P. Andre
  • 1998
    Paul Detar
    Assoc. Prof. G.O. Fowler and
    Assoc. Prof T.S. Michael
  • 1997
    Michael Wheeler
    Prof. J.C. Turner
  • 1996
    Terrence Nawara
    Prof. P.P. Andre
  • 1995
    Megan K. Hines
    Maj. P. Long, USMC and
    Prof. T.J. Sanders
  • 1994
    Robert L. Hartman
    Prof. P.P. Andre
  • 1993
    Brian C. Bender and
    Michael D. Kozub
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1992
    Frederic E. Nauck
    VProf. D.H. Wagner
  • 1991
    Richard Neitzey
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1990
    Philip Beckman
    VProf. D.H. Wagner
  • 1989
    Edward F. Toppi
    Prof. T.J. Sanders
  • 1988
    David Carl Chapates
    CDR J.J. Carlin, USN
  • 1987
    ???
    ???
  • 1986
    David M. McGee
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1985
    Riki G. Young
    Assoc. Prof. G.O. Fowler
  • 1984
    Patrick C. Rabun and
    Audie Embestro
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1983
    Vance S. Tisdale
    Prof. W.C. Mylander
  • 1982
    Ronald Fricker and
    Daniel Lynch
    Assoc. Prof. R.K. Spoeri
  • 1981
    Jay Grafton and
    Robert Kennington
    LCDR R.L. Peck, USN
  • 1980
    Michael Kane
    ???
  • 1979
    Don L. Shaw
    Assoc. Prof. Thomas D. Burnett
  • 1978
    ???
    ???
  • 1977
    Peter M. Chaulk
    LDCR Roland T. E. Bowler, USN
  • 1976
    Stephen Stroebel
    ???
  • 1975
    Michael D. Zeiders
    Assoc. Prof. Charles Mylander
  • 1974
    Wilcox K. Bailey
    LCDR Jack Burton, USN
  • 1973
    Evan M. Chanik
    CDR Joseph Kronzer, USN
  • 1972
    ???
    ???
  • 1971
    Wayne J. Hallenbeck
    ???
  • 1970
    Frank W. Reifsnyder
    ???


Julian Clancy Frazier Award for Excellence in Mathematics

The Julian Clancy Frazier prize will be awarded to that mathematics major of the graduating class who has completed the best research project in mathematics, based on clarity of exposition, sophistication of mathematical content and independence of thought, and who accepts a commission in any branch of the naval service. The recipient's name shall be engraved on a bronze plaque installed in Chauvenet Hall. The midshipman will receive an engraved dress sword and a five hundred dollar savings bond. The Julian Clancy Frazier Prize is sponsored by Ms. Jean S. Clancy in memory of her son, a devoted mathematics student and educator.

  • 2013 Robert Crutcher
  • 2012 Thomas Joseph Paul
  • 2011 Emily A. Frost
  • 2010 Lindsay Atwood
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