Annual Cadet Awards

Star-Level Training Awards:

Optional Training Awards

Other Corp’s Awards

Cadet Medals

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Captain Adrian Cahill – Top First Year Cadet Award
Presented to the best first year cadet. This award is based on attendance of both mandatory and optional training, performance during lectures, and enthusiasm towards the completion of the green star program.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Spr M. Lannon
2017 – Spr N. Martyn
2016 – Spr Z. Schmidt
2015 – Spr R. Roberts
2014 – Spr S. Chafe
2013 – Spr S. Muzychka
2012 – Spr C. Winsor
2011 – Cdt J. Dziadura
2010 – LCpl P. Staubitzer
2009 – Spr R. Saunders
2008 – Cdt D. Blundon
2007 –
2006 – Cdt B. Collins
2005 – Cdt K. Wakeham
2004 – Cdt S. Wade
2003 – Cdt V. Lahey
2002 – Cdt N. Reid
2001 – Cdt E. Foster
2000 – Cdt K. Byrne
1999 – Cdt C. Stack
1998 – Cdt S. Mahar
1997 – Cdt S. Cromwell
1996 – Cdt K. Brown
1995 – Cdt N. White
1994 – Cdt T. Cheeseman
1993 – Cdt S. Tobin
1992 – Cdt T. King
1991 – Cdt L. Dunne
1990 – Cdt P. Bruff
1989 – Cdt N. Williams
1988 – Cdt G. Williams & Cdt J. Flemming
1987 – Cdt N. O’Leary
1986 – Cdt R. Parsons
1985 – Cdt T. Walsh
1984 – Cdt D. Galway
1983 – Cdt R. Tuck
1982 – Cdt J. McGrath
1981 – Cdt J. Hussey
1980 – Cdt J. Power
1979 – Cdt C. Walsh
1978 – Cdt P. Collier & Cdt J. Pittman
1977 – Cdt M. Barron
1976 – Cdt T. Stack
1975 – Cdt D. Ryan
1974 – Cdt P. Hickey
1972 – Cdt B. Rose
1971 – Cdt T. Hayward
1970 – Cdt D. Reid
1967 – Cdt K. Malone
1966 – Cdt T. Donovan / Cdt A. Collins / Cdt P. Ozon
1964 – Cdt D. Harvey

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Major D.J. Walsh C.D. Award – Top Second Year Cadet Award
Presented to the best second year cadet. This award is based on attendance of both mandatory and optional training, performance during lectures, and attitude.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Cpl V. Krska
2017 – Cpl Z. Schmidt
2016 – Cpl R. Roberts
2015 – Cpl N. Lanphear
2014 – Cpl C. Milks
2013 – Cpl C. Winsor
2012 – Cpl J. Bath
2011 – MCpl T. Dodd
2010 – MCpl C.E. Dziadura
2009 – Cpl A. Howlett
2008 – Spr A. Hickey
2007 – Spr T. Baker
2006 – Spr M. Dugal
2005 – Cpl S. Wade
2004 – Spr J. Terry
2003 – Spr N. Reid
2002 – Spr M. Wade

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Top Third Year Cadet Award
Presented to the best third year cadet. This award is based on attendance of both mandatory and optional training, enthusiasm towards the Silver Star program, leadership ability, and attitude.

Previous Winners:
2018 – MCpl M. O’Brien
2017 – MCpl S. Murphy
2016 – MCpl H. Baker
2015 – MCpl C. Milks
2014 – MCpl J. Murphy
2013 – MCpl A. Gulliver
2012 – MCpl W. Walster
2011 – Sgt M. Scott
2010 – Sgt AJ Howlett
2009 – MCpl A. Hickey
2008 – Cpl T. Baker

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Top Gold Star Cadet Award
Presented annually to the cadet who completes their National Star Certification with the highest cumulative average. The cadet must also show great dedication to training, and concern his or her fellow gold star cadets.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Sgt O. Lanphear
2017 – Sgt H. Baker
2016 – Sgt C. Milks
2015 – Sgt W. Slaney
2014 – Sgt N. Fogwill
2013 – Sgt T. Dodd
2012 – Sgt M. Scott
2011 – Sgt T. Burton
2010 – WO M. Greeley
2009 – WO E. Scott
2008 – WO K. Wakeham

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Major P. M. Westcott Award – Top Senior Cadet
Presented to the cadet who is deemed to be the best overall senior cadet of the corps. To be eligible, a cadet must show exemplary concern for both superiors and subordinates, demonstrate above average leadership abilities, and be well respected by each member of 2415 Gonzaga.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO R. Meaney
2017 – WO S. Muzychka
2016 – CWO M. O’Brien
2015 – WO M. O’Brien
2014 – CWO C. Dziadura
2013 – CWO A. Howlett
2012 – CWO S. Mannion
2011 – CWO E. Scott
2010 – CWO S. Wade
2009 – MWO S. Wade
2008 – CWO K. Murphy
2007 – CWO M. Wade
2006 – CWO A. Dugal
2005 – WO E. Foster
2004 – WO G. Curtis
2003 – WO R. McKenzie
2002 – WO A. Walsh
2001 – MWO M. Moores
2000 – MWO R. Courtney

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Cadet Captain James Webber Memorial Award – Best Bandsman
Presented to a cadet who demonstrates exceptional levels of dedication, commitment and advancement in their music training for the Military Band discipline.

Cadet Captain James Webber died accidentally in 1977, the summer after he has won the ‘Best Bandsman’ award. The award was renamed the Captain James Webber Memorial Award in his honor in 1978.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Not Awarded
2017 – Not awarded
2016 – MWO J. Dziadura
2015 – Cpl S. Chafe
2014 – Sgt J. Dziadura
2013 – Spr S. Muzychka
2012 – Sgt M. Scott
2011 – Sgt AJ Howlett
2010 – Sgt A. Hickey
2009 – WO E. Scott
2008 – WO S. Baker
2007 – Cdt J. Dawe
2006 – Spr E. Hannan
2005 – Sgt J. McGrath
2004 – MCpl M. Westcott
2003 – Cpl M. Halley
2002 – Sgt G. Curtis
2001 – WO S. Guy
2000 – Cpl R. Murphy
1999 – Cpl A. Holwell
1998 –
1997 –
1996 –
1995 –
1994 –
1993 –
1992 –
1991 –
1990 –
1989 –
1988 –
1987 –
1986 – Cpl I. Walsh
1985 – Sgt S. Kearsey
1984 – Cpl S. howell
1983 – Sgt P. Linegar
1982 – Cdt J. McGrath
1981 – Sgt S. Murphy
1980 – Cpl T. Pittman
1979 – Capt T. Kelly
1978 – Capt T. Stack
1977 – Capt J. Webber *
1976 – WO G. Goulding
1975 – WO G. Goulding
1974 – Lt T. McGrath
1973 – D.M. G. Bruce
1972 – Lt L. Simmons
1971 – Lt M. Walsh
1970 – Cdt M. Fitzpatrick
1969 –
1968 –
1967 – D.M. D. Connolly
1966 – Cdt I. Hendry, Cdt B. Hendry
1965 –
1964 –
1963 – (No Band)

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Benevolent Irish Society Award – Top Pipe and Drum Member
Awarded to a cadet who displays outstanding devotion and dedication towards the learning of their instrument.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Not Awarded
2017 – MCpl S. Murphy
2016 – MCpl R. Meaney
2012 – Sgt R. Saunders
2011 – Sgt R. Saunders
2010 – MWO S. Baker
2009 – WO S. Baker
2008 –
2007 – Cpl S. Baker
2006 – Spr K. Hynes
2005 – Cdt K. Bernardo
2004 – MCpl D. Tobin
2003 – Spr M. Westcott
2002 – Spr A. Halley
2001 – Spr D. Allison

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Capt M.R. Westcott Award for Exemplary Leadership
Presented to the cadet who displays goodwill, team spirit, confidence, and inspires enthusiasm within the cadet corps. The recipient of this award is chosen by the Corps’ junior cadets.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO N. Lanphear
2017 – WO C. Milks
2016 – MWO C. Barry
2015 – WO C. Barry
2014 – MWO W. Walster
2013 – CWO A. Hickey
2012 – MWO K. Reddy
2011 – CWO M. Greeley
2010 – WO K. Wakeham
2009 – WO S. Baker
2008 –
2007 – MWO E. Foster
2006 – WO M. Westcott
2005 – Sgt M. Westcott
2004 – CWO A. Walsh
2003 – WO D. Oliver
2002 – WO C. Hynes

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Lieutenant Colonel T.F. McGrath Award
Presented annually to the most improved cadet of 2415 Gonzaga from the previous training year. Considerations include professional development, improvement in personal drill, dress and deportment, and increased dedication to 2415 RCACC.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO P. Wallace
2017 – WO S. McDonald
2016 – WO A. Gulliver
2015 – WO C. Barry
2014 – Sgt N. Fogwill
2013 – Sgt W. Walster
2012 – MCpl T. Dodd
2011 – MWO K. Reddy
2010 – WO M. Greeley
2009 – WO C. Dawe
2008 – Spr A. Hickey
2007 – Cpl M. Dugal
2006 – WO A. Hall
2005 – MCpl P. Budden
2004 – Spr Y. Belyi
2003 – MCpl G. McIlroy
2002 – MCpl D. Oliver
2001 – MCpl D. Thorne
2000 – Sgt S. Guy
1999 – MCpl J. Bennett
1998 – MCpl M. McCarthy
1997 – Cpl B. Walsh
1996 – Spr R. Courtney
1995 – MCpl C. Escott
1994 – MCpl D. Churchill
1993 – Cpl C. Wright
1992 – Lt K. Aylward
1991 – Lt K. Roche
1990 – Sgt K. Ledwell

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Major D. G. Smith Award
Awarded to the cadet who displays outstanding dress, deportment and commitment throughout the training year.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Spr M. Lannon
2017 – Sgt C. Kelly
2016 – MCpl R. Meaney
2015 – Cpl R. Meaney
2014 – Cpl J. Penney
2013 – Cpl D. Anthony
2012 – Spr D. Anthony
2011 – LCpl E. Osbourne
2010 – Cpl C. Dziadura
2009 – Spr M. Scott
2008 – Cpl V. Meehan
2007 – Cdt V. Meehan
2006 – Cdt B. Penton
2005 – Cdt E. Hannan
2004 – Cdt R. Smith
2003 – Cdt C. Jackson
2002 – Cdt A. Noseworthy
2001 – Cdt M. Wade
2000 – Cdt S. Graham
1999 – Cdt R. McKenzie
1998 – Cdt S. Maher

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Major J. R. Arklie, CD Memorial Award
Presented to the senior cadet who displays exceptional abilities in the area of Instructional Technique. The recipient is judged by assessment scores, their ability to adapt to change, and the results their cadets produce on performance tests, skills, and handling tests.

Previous Winners:
2018 – MWO C. Milks
2017 – CWO A. Gulliver
2016 – CWO M. O’Brien
2015 – WO M. O’Brien
2014 – MWO W. Walster
2013 – MWO M. Scott
2012 – CWO S. Mannion
2011 – CWO E. Scott
2010 – CWO S. Wade
2009 – MWO A. Carroll
2008 –
2007 – WO T. Bradbury
2006 – CWO M. Wade
2005 – MWO D. Power
2004 – MWO R. Murphy
2003 – MWO A. Walsh
2002 – (not awarded)
2001 – WO G. Lovett
2000 – WO M. Moores
1999 – (not awarded)
1998 – WO D. Foster
1997 – MWO M. Ledwell
1996 – MWO A. Foster
1995 – MWO S. St. Croix
1994 – WO N. Hustins
1993 – Lt P. Williams
1992 – WO B. Hennebury
1991 – WO S. Foote
1990 – Sgt K. Ledwell & PM S. Barry
1989 – WO A. Hodder & MWO J. Healey

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Major K. F. Hollihan Award
Awarded to the cadet who displays service that is outstanding to the cadet corps. This award is presented to a cadet who goes above and beyond by providing any sort of service necessary to the betterment of the cadet corps.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO C. Kelly
2017 – Sgt R. Meaney
2016 – MWO C. Barry
2015 – WO C. Barry
2014 – Cpl J. Tessier
2013 – WO C. Dziadura
2012 – WO A. Howlett
2011 – MWO K. Reddy
2010 – MWO E. Scott
2009 – CWO K. Monks
2008 – Sgt M. Greeley
2007 – MWO M. Westcott
2006 – CWO A. Dugal
2005 – MWO K. Byrne
2004 – Sgt A. Dugal
2003 – Sgt G. Curtis
2002 – MWO A. Curtis
2001 – Sgt C. Hynes
2000 – Sgt G. Lovett
1999 – MWO A. O’Neill
1998 – MWO K. Manning
1997 – MWO R. Mandville
1996 – CWO D. Proctor
1995 – WO D. Proctor
1994 – MWO T. Gallagher
1993 – Capt C. Kearsey
1992 – LCpl K. Dunne

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Buckley Bursary
Mr. Gerard Buckley, a former cadet of 2415, has established this bursary for a deserving 2415 cadet. To be eligible, the cadet must be a serving member with intention to return in some capacity in the next training year, be a current grade 12 student with potential to graduate, demonstrate some financial need, not be a recipient of the Cadet Scholarship, and the cadet must not have been selected for Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP).

Previous Winners:
2018 – MWO S. Muzychka
2017 – Sgt C. Kelly
2013 – CWO A. Hickey
2012 – CWO S. Mannion
2010 – MWO S. Baker / MWO E. Scott / WO K. Wakeham
2009 – CWO K. Monks / MWO S. Wade
2008 –
2007 –
2006 – CWO M. Wade
2005 – MWO E. Foster

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The Cadet Captain Chris Commerford Memorial Trophy
Presented annually to the top participant(s) in the Special Training Activities of the Corps.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Sgt S. Murphy
2017 – WO S. McDonald
2016 – Sgt C. Milks
2015 – MCpl C. Milks
2014 – Cpl S. Muzychka
2013 – MWO M. Scott
2012 – Spr C. Winsor
2011 – WO A. Hickey
2010 – WO S. Mannion
2009 – WO E. Scott
2008 –
2007 –
2006 – Spr M. Dugal
2005 – Cdt M. Dugal

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Major B. M. Jarvis Award – Top Marksman
Presented to the cadet whose superior Marksmanship skills exceeds the standard on the 2415 Marksmanship Team

Previous Winners:
2018 – Sgt O. Lanphear
2017 – Sgt N. Lanphear
2016 – WO A. Gulliver
2015 – Sgt J. Murphy
2014 – Cpl J. Penney
2013 – MWO M. Scott
2012 – Sgt M. Scott
2011 – Sgt M. Scott
2010 – CWO S. Wade
2009 – MWO S. Wade
2008 –
2007 –
2006 – CWO A. Dugal
2005 – WO A. Dugal
2004 – Sgt A. Dugal
2003 – MCpl A. Dugal
2002 – Spr A. Dugal
2001 – WO G. Lovett

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Top Biathlete
Presented to the Biathlete team member deemed to have performed in an exemplary manner in their sport.

Previous Winners:
2018 – Sgt S. Murphy
2017 – MCpl S. Murphy
2016 – MCpl P. Wallace
2015 – Sgt J. Murphy
2014 – CWO C. Dziadura
2013 – Sgt P. Staubitzer
2012 – Cpl J. Bath
2011 – LCpl R. Fagan
2010 – Cpl P. Staubitzer

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Major William Martin Memorial Award – Top Adventure Trainer
Presented to the cadet who displays enthusiasm and demonstrates superior Bushcraft knowledge during adventure training.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO R. Meaney
2017 – Sgt N. Lanphear
2016 – Sgt S. Muzychka
2015 – Sgt K. Leggo
2014 – MWO W. Walster
2013 – Sgt W. Walster
2012 – MWO K. Reddy
2011 – MWO S. Mannion
2010 – WO S. Mannion

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Gracie (Patty) Aylward Memorial Mentoring Award
Awarded to the returning (senior) cadet who provides mentoring to new cadets with a welcoming and positive attitude. This cadet assists, encourages and involves new cadets and leads by example through their involvement in numerous cadet corps activities as well as service to the community.

Previous Winners:
2018 – WO N. Lanphear
2017 – WO C. Milks
2016 – WO K. Leggo
2015 – WO J. Dziadura
2014 – WO P. Staubitzer
2013 – WO C. Dziadura

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Rev Father J. McKenna Award
Presented annually to the cadet of the corps who through outstanding acheivement brings great recognition to the corps.

Previous Winners:
2018 – MWO S. Muzychka
2017 – First Aid Team
2016 – Biathlon Team
2015 – Cpl N. Lanphear
2013 – Marksmanship Team
2012 – Marksmanship Team
2010 – MWO S. Baker
2009 – WO S. Baker
2008 – MWO Kayla Monks
2007 – Sgt M. Churchill
2006 – WO D. Tobin
2005 – WO A. Dugal
2004 – Cadets Caring for Canada Team
2003 – WO Aaron Murphy
2002 – MWO G. Lovett
2001 – Corps Pipes and Drums Band
2000 – Small Bore Shooting Team
1999 – Travis Squires
1998 – Orienteering Team
1997 – MWO R. Mandville
1996 – Alan Foster
1995 – Orienteering
1994 – K. Dunne & N. Justins
1993 – Darrin Ryan
1992 – Cynthia Woods
1991 – Band / Flag Party
1990 – Mark Bettney
1989 – Lt K. Baddour
1988 – Lt M. Mahon
1987 – Lt J. Cochrane
1986 – Maj J. Cooper
1985 – Cpl S. Howell
1984 – (not awarded)
1983 – (not awarded)
1982 – Lt S. Murphy
1981 – Sgt C. Barron

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Commanding Officer’s Commendation
Presented to the Cadet who demonstrates outstanding service and commitment to 2415 Gonzaga RCACC.

This award is not presented annually and is only awarded when the recipient truly demonstrates the requirements in all corps activities.

Previous Winners:
2016 – MWO C. Barry
2012 – WO Amy Hickey
2011 – CWO M. Greeley
2010 – WO S. Mannion
2009 – WO K. Wakeham

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Commanding Officer’s Commendation (to Officers)
Presented to the Officer who provides service and commitment to 2415 Gonzaga RCACC that is above and beyond our already high standard.

This award is not presented annually and is only awarded when the recipient truly demonstrates the requirements in all corps activities.

Previous Winners:
2017 – Ms. M. O’Brien
2016 – SLt S. Smith
2014 – OCdt R. Coffey
2013 – SLt J. Reid
2011 – Lt S.T. Scott and OCdt A.S. Scott

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The Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence
The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence is awarded annually to the cadet having shown a high degree of participation and leadership in the area of citizenship and in meeting and enhancing the aims and objectives of the cadet organization.

Previous Winners:
2018 – MWO C. Milks
2017 – Sgt N. Lanphear
2016 – CWO M. O’Brien
2015 – WO J. Dziadura
2014 – CWO C. Dziadura
2013 – MWO M. Scott
2012 – WO A.J. Howlett
2011 – MWO S. Mannion
2010 – MWO E. Scott
2009 – MWO S. Wade

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The Lord Strathcona Trust Medal
The Lord Strathcona Medal is the highest award which can be bestowed upon a Canadian cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.

Previous Winners:
2018 – MWO S. Muzychka
2017 – CWO A. Gulliver
2016 – WO K. Leggo
2015 – WO M. O’Brien
2014 – CWO A.J. Howlett
2013 – CWO A. Hickey
2012 – CWO S. Mannion
2011 – CWO E. Scott
2010 – CWO S. Wade
2009 – CWO K. Monks

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