Joshua Rutledge Silver ANine Cadets have been awarded Army and Navy Academy’s highest recognition, the Silver “A” Award, named after Col. (Hon.) William Currier Atkinson.

The award was established in 1943 to identify a select group of Cadets who show the potential to do great things based on their exceptional conduct and leadership performance. Silver “A” Cadets are committed to leading others in all aspects of Academy life, especially through academic achievement and leadership in all aspects of Cadet Life.

Recipients are recognized for their diligent work and consistent demonstration of good character. Before a Cadet can be recommended, he have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5, a semester grade of “A” in Leadership Education, and an overall citizenship grade of “Excellent” or higher for the previous and current semesters.

This Spring 2016 recipients are:

  • John Carter
  • Alexander Davis
  • Alexander Ehrhart
  • Juan Carlos Martinez Soto
  • Rex Qiu
  • Joshua Rutledge
  • Abdoul Seck
  • Jose Velazquez
  • Martin Xia

“The recipients of the Silver “A” Award represent the best of the best at Army and Navy Academy,” says Major General Arthur Bartell, President of the Academy, “These young men have shown outstanding leadership and a commitment to high achievement. Congratulations, Cadets.”

Learn more about the Cadets and their achievements on their Merit Pages.