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WPAOG Awards:
Exemplifying Duty, Honor, Country

Each year, the West Point Association of Graduates proudly awards the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD and the DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD to individuals who exemplify the Academy's motto: “DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY.” It also presents the Alexander R. Nininger Award to a graduate who has demonstrated valor on the field of battle.

2019 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients


GEN (R) David A. Bramlett ’64
COL (R) Victor F. Garcia ’68
LTG (R) Robert L. Van Antwerp ’72
GEN (R) Walter L. Sharp ’74
LTG (R) Robert L. Caslen Jr. ’75

About the Distinguished Graduate Award

Criteria • Recipients

2018 Thayer Award Recipient

Leon E. Panetta

The West Point Association of Graduates and the United States Military Academy awarded the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD to Leon E. Panetta on October 5, 2018.
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Nininger AwardCriteria • Recipients

2018 Nininger Award Recipient

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Myer '01 . The award presentation is held at a dinner in Washington Hall during an address to the Corps.