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Citadel News Service
17 May 2005

Top cadets for 2005-2006 announced

The top eight ranking cadets for the upcoming 2005-2006 academic year and 18 new company commanders were recently announced at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. These student military officers, all of which are rising seniors, will lead the approximately 1,900 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets this coming fall.

Top 8
From left to right: William Westmoreland, Jonathan Lovette, John McComas, Ogden Nash, Matthew Bartomeo, Matthew Henfey, Harry Zinsser, and Morgan Cina.

The top eight ranking cadets are:

  • Regimental Commander Fredrick Ogden Nash, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Regimental Executive Officer Matthew Bartomeo, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • 1st Battalion Commander Jonathan David Lovette, Summerville, S.C.
  • 2nd Battalion Commander John Nichols McComas, Guyanbo, Puerto Rico
  • 3rd Battalion Commander Matthew Joseph Henfey, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 4th Battalion Commander Harry Frederick Zinsser III, Melbourne, Fla.
  • Regimental Academic Officer Morgan P. Cina, Valencia, Calif.
  • Honor Chairman William Dean Westmoreland, Greer, S.C.

Each battalion is composed of four to five companies with a total of 450 to 500 cadets in each battalion.

Company commanders for the upcoming year are:

  • Alpha Scott Joseph Dowd, Southborough, Mass.
  • Bravo Daniel Burke Spellacy, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Charlie Christopher John Hafner, Jupiter, Fla.
  • Delta Rodney Victor Baum, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Echo Austin Lee Fenwick, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Foxtrot Terrence E. Jackson, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Golf Todd Berry Mattox, Winnsboro, S.C.
  • Hotel Larry M. Poole II of Stanford, Ky.
  • India Richard Simpson Ray, Thomasville, Ga.
  • Kilo James D. Nash, Tomball, Texas
  • Lima John Henry Bergmans, Saline, Mich.
  • Mike Joseph Cole Miller, Hixson, Tenn.
  • November Heith Bretnall Robinson, Simpsonville, S.C.
  • Oscar Nicholas Jon Van Dyke, Gilroy, Calif.
  • Romeo Lawrence Foster Girard, Simpsonville, S.C.
  • Tango Brian Brennan, Howell, N.J.
  • Regimental Band Jason Timothy Diefenthaler, Loris, S.C.
  • Palmetto Battery Philip Jeffrey Wingo, Summerville, S.C.
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