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.
2023 Distinguished Graduate Award Recipients
HON James B. Peake, M.D. ’66
LTG (R) David F. Melcher ’76
Mr. Richard L. Dalzell ’79
Mrs. Marene N. Allison ’80
GEN (R) Daniel (Dan) B. Allyn ’81
GEN (R) Austin S. (Scott) Miller ’83
2023 Thayer Award Recipient
SEN Elizabeth Dole
The West Point Association of Graduates and the United States Military Academy will award the SYLVANUS THAYER AWARD to SEN Elizabeth Dole on September 21, 2023.
2022 Nininger Award Recipient
LTC Robert K. Beale ’02
The award presentation was held in Washington Hall during an address to the Corps.