Brig. Gen. Mark Quander, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, presented Centurion Pins (Bottom left) to 17 captains of Cadet Competitive Club sports Sept. 13 at the Cadet Mess Hall.
In the ancient Roman Army, Soldiers were awarded the rank of “Centurion” based on their strength, size and skills, as well as years of dedicated military service.
In 2009, retired Maj. Gen. William Rapp, 1984 USMA graduate and then Commandant, created the Centurion Pin ceremony to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of competitive club team captains and the student athletic club coordinator who amplifies Gen. Douglas MacArthurʼs quote “On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruit of victory.ˮ
The student athlete coordinator and team captains honored at the ceremony (above) were Jordan Bates (bottom right, top), Matthew Beason, Skye Williams (bottom right, bottom), Aaryan Gautam, Benjamin Ryan, Spencer Weisgram, Sydney Seeley, Shane Barry, Zachary Gould, Nathan Jones, Luke Frioni, Colin Gray, Avery Patel, Jonah Park, Dalton Ennis, Mason Calbert and Jude Watkins.
Photos by Jorge Garcia/PV and Christopher Hennen/USMA PAO