Each year, a specially appointed Cadet Awards Board selects up to
twelve Academy Alumni from a larger group of nominees to be honored for distinguished
acts of heroic service. Honorees are recognized in the Spring at a review held in
their honor and then featured on the Wall of Gallantry. This display is part of
the Chase Hall “Hall of Heroes” corridor and pays tribute to individuals who’ve
earned an outstanding award.
The Wall of Gallantry serves as a regular reminder to Cadets and the public of the
scope of responsibilities and sacrifice demanded of Coast Guard officers throughout
history. Plaques include the individual's photo, a citation with detailed recounting
of the circumstances which led to the honor and a map marking the geographic point
of the heroic act. Some plaques also include career highlights as a postscript,
though it should be noted that plaques of officers who are not yet fully retired
may not reflect accomplishments subsequent to their induction ceremonies.
Select the year in the left navigation to learn more about those alumni who have been honored in the past.
The following 2014 honorees were inducted on April 24, 2014:
- LT John A. Pritchard, Class of 1938
- RADM William H. Stewart, Class of 1949
- CAPT John G. Denninger, Jr, Class of 1962
- CAPT David L. Andrews, Class of 1963
- CDR James B. Ellis, II, Class of 1966