Golden “A” Recipients

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The Golden “A” is Army and Navy Academy’s highly coveted award for alumni of distinction. It is awarded annually during Alumni Weekend by the Army and Navy Academy Alumni Association (ANAAA) president, on behalf of the ANAAA Board of Directors and Alumni Association members.

Alumni Bob Subkow ’48 and Rusty Walker ’67 introduced the idea for the award to recognize those graduates who had made significant contributions to the Academy. The inaugural Golden “A” Award was conferred in 1995 and has been awarded to an alumnus or several alumni each year since then.

Recipients are nominated by the alumni and selected by the Academy’s Board of Trustees. Alumni are eligible for nominations if they are leaders in their community and make positive societal contributions grounded in the Academy’s tenets. If you know an alumnus who fits this description, please email us your nomination.

Golden “A” Recipients

2016
Rusty Walker ’67 * 
John Parsons ’72
Mark Sellinger ’86

2015

Brad Larsen ’72
Bill Lundy ’60 *
Randy Stafford ’83

2014

Dennis Boyer ’63

2013

Ed Roe ’60

2012

Charles Freebern ’52

2011 

Sherman Tucker ’71

2010

George Fox ’85
Jack Jackson ’55
Don Smith ’68

2009

Ted Tafe ’51

2008

Gordon Reigle ’48 *

2007 

Leland Mekeel ’32 *
Ruben Neuharth ’37 *

2006

Charles Garner ’30 *
Rex Hammock ’51
Joseph Macklin ’49 *

2005

Jake McAboy ’59

2004

Michael Frey ’76
Neil Nydegger ’58

2003

James Klinger ’63
Herbert Schulze ’63
Jack Wyatt ’63

2002

Arthur Estel ’52 *

2001 

Johnnie Crean ’67
Charles Custer ’47
Harry Stuart ’36 *
Robert Subkow ’49 *

1999

G.B. Dany ’29 *
Stanley Wetzel ’49 *

1998

Robery Dyer ’48
Daniel Lawson ’48 *

1997

David Kelley ’47

1996

John Burden ’63
Croy Davis ’66
Ralph Davis ’44 *
Charles Halberg ’38 *
Jack Mengedoht ’38 *
Guy Myslivy ’63 *
John Sheppard ’41 *
Donald Whitaker ’48 *

1995

Alberto Fernandez ’60
John Higgins ’59 *
Brice Jones ’57
Rodolfo Nelson ’60
Joseph Strazzeri ’81
Robert Temple ’75

Non-Alumni Recipients

BG Stephen Bliss, USA (Ret.), Former President of the Academy
Coach John Maffucci, Longtime Athletic Director and Coach
Karl Mangold*, GNK Uniforms and Soccer Coach
Cleo Slink, Secretary to Colonel W.C. Atkinson

* Alumnus is deceased.