Each year a committee from the Academy's Alumni Association selects a number of cadets to receive special scholarships and awards in recognition of their outstanding performances in all phases of the Academy program: academic, military, spiritual, athletic, and extracurricular.
The first honor is the CPT Charles Goodall Snead Award. CPT Snead was one of the Academy's Founding Guarantors, and served as vice-president of the original Board of Trustees from 1898 until his death in 1925. This year's recipient is a junior from Bena, Virginia, Staff Sergeant Matthew Carmine of Bravo Company.
The second honor is the Col. E. H. "Gus" Lacy Spirit and Character Award, given to a current Junior in memory of a long-time favorite teacher, coach, and friend to cadets, who served the Academy for more than forty years. This year's recipient is Staff Sergeant James Sasai, a junior from Leesburg Virginia, and Third Platoon Leader of Bravo Company.
The third honor is the "Greenbrier Cadet." This is the sixteenth year in which a Greenbrier Cadet has been designated to wear the special green and white cord to commemorate the Spirit of all Greenbrier men who continue to be proud of their alma mater, and who keep their school spirit alive by supporting today's FUMA Corps of Cadets.
The sixteenth Greenbrier Cadet is First Sergeant William Devine of Apex, North Carolina, the First Sergeant of Charlie Company.
Again this year the Academy's faculty and staff members have nominated a group of young men - four from the Upper School, including one postgraduate, and one from the Middle School - to be recognized by the Academy's Alumni Association for their outstanding contributions as members of the Cadet Corps. Here are the 2013 Distinguished Cadets: