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Distinguished Society Award

West Point Societies, in existence since 1926, have long advanced the interests of the United States Military Academy. In view of that fact, during the May 1994 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the West Point Association of Graduates, the West Point Societies Committee proposed the establishment of a Distinguished Society Award. Presented at the annual Leaders’ Conference, the award recognizes those Societies whose service, as characterized by the effectiveness of their activities and programs, has made a significant contribution to the support of the United States Military Academy and its graduates, and whose activities and programs serve to enhance the image of the Military Academy in their local communities. More information about the award is available online in the Society Leader Toolkit. Administration for this award is handled by the Society Services Department – Society-Support@wpaog.org.


Annapolis - Steve Heinecke
Atlanta - Alex Mikstas & Bryan Spencer
Birmingham and Central Alabama - Paul Howell
Cape Fear - Ron Costella
Carolinas - Miles Grooms
Central Florida - James Dedmon
Central Ohio - Eric Ostrem & Don Kopinski
Central Pennsylvania - David Dadich
Chicago - Maria Burger
Cleveland - Rick Richkowski
Connecticut - Michael Smith
DC and the National Capital Region - David Halverson
Delmarva Peninsula - Mark Stephenson
Denver - Joel Martin
Douglas MacArthur-Central Arkansas - Devin Shirley
Florida-West Coast - Peter Stark
Fort Bragg-Sandhills - Michael Karaman
Greater Cincinnati - Malissa Gallini
Greater Houston - Joe Frankie
Hampton Roads - Rich Naigle
Hawaii - John Hansen
Indiana - Ernesto Hernandez
Kentucky Bluegrass - Jerry Cecil
Los Angeles - David Pasternak
Michigan - Kim Sokol
Mid-Hudson Region - Mathew Kilgore
Mid-South - Thomas Hood
Minnesota - Todd Loudenslager
Monterey Peninsula - Steve Collins
Monticello - William Pavlick
Naples - Christopher Williams

Nebraska and Western Iowa - Lee Kolbo
New England - Dale Kurtz
New Mexico - Cresta Bateman & Ben Bateman
New York - Richard Parke
North Carolina - Piedmont William Trivette
North Florida - Zach Peyton
North Texas - Bob Rogers
Northern California - Tony Gates
Northern Chesapeake - John McFassel
Northern Nevada - Timothy Lukas
Northern Shenandoah - Robert Holcomb
Northwest Florida - CharlesMerkel
Orange County - Michael Tatu
Oregon - Alice Quesenberry
Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast - Christopher Sleight
Panama - Mario Cortizo
Philadelphia - Janel Mariani
Pikes Peak Region - Michael Boatner
Prairies - Brian Sebastian
Richmond - Jerryl Bennett
San Francisco Bay Area - Charles Correll
South Texas - Edward Clukey
Space Coast Florida - Norman White
St. Louis - Terence Tierney
Tennessee Valley - John Warnke
Upstate South Carolina - Stephen Astemborski
Washington - Kent Troy
Western New York - Randall Garver
Western North Carolina - Sandy Holston
Williamsburg - Steve Mains