Cadet Morrison receives Legion of Valor award from U.S. Army Cadet Command

Cadet Nathanael Morrison received the prestigious Legion of Valor award during the Marion Military Institute 2014 Fall Awards Ceremony on Sept. 17.

The Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc., to stimulate development of leadership, gives an award annually for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects. This award, a bronze cross and certificate, is awarded to an outstanding MS III cadet. The number of awards authorized per ROTC brigade or overseas command is based upon one award is authorized for each 4,000 MS III cadets enrolled within an Army ROTC brigade or overseas command. Cadet Morrison was the only cadet in 1st Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command (USACC), to receive the award.

A selection board convened for the Superior Cadet Decoration Award recommended one MS III cadet for the Legion of Valor Cross for Achievement. The Professor of Military Science, (PMS), submitted the nomination to their ROTC Brigade Commander.  The Brigade Commander forwarded the nominations to the Director of Awards of The Legion of Valor.

This award is presented in early fall during the cadet’s last year in school by members of the Legion of Valor, when possible. The Legion of Valor will publish the article in their Legion of Valor General Orders and forward the article to the Library of Congress where it will be entered as a part of military history.

Cadet Morrison is from Cataula, GA.