Breakfast for Champions

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation welcomed the honor graduates from The Basic School’s Echo Company Monday, Jan. 28 for the breakfast reception in the MCA&F building atrium in Bartlett Hall.

The Marine Corps Association & Foundation welcomed the honor graduates from The Basic School’s Echo Company Monday, Jan. 28 for the breakfast reception in the MCA&F building atrium in Bartlett Hall.

MCA&F staff congratulated the company’s honor graduates, staff platoon commanders and commanding officers while the group munched on a spread of bagels, pastries, orange juice and coffee.

The graduates swapped TBS stories with MCA&F staff and described their upcoming MOS training and duty stations.

Congratulations to 2dLt Thomas Patterson for the 1stLt Baldomero Lopez Honor Graduate Award, 2dLt Jake Lunsford for the Leadership Award and the Colonel William B. Lemly Award for Academics, 2dLt Joseph Roberts for the Military Skills Award and 2dLt Walter Graves for the Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Mustang Spirit Award.

The TBS honor graduate awards are given through the MCA&F Marine Excellence Awards Program and are officially presented during the TBS graduation at MCB Quantico the following day. Each year MCA&F gives awards to recognize nearly 11,000 deserving Marines and provides about 97 percent of all awards distributed in the Corps. The program offers tangible recognition of professional accomplishments and recognizes the honor graduates throughout the Marine Corps officer and enlisted formal schools.

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Marine Corps Gazette  Editor Col John Keenan, USMC (Ret) stands with the TBS Echo Company's honor graduates. Pictured from left is 2dLt Jake Lunsford, 2dLt Walter Graves, 2dLt Joseph Roberts and 2dLt Thomas Patterson.
Photo Credit by Ron Lunn.


Honor graduates from Echo Company stand with their commanding officers. Pictured from left is Staff Platoon Sergeant (SPC) Capt BumGardner, 2dLt Jake Lunsford, 2dLt Walter Graves, Echo Company Commanding Officer Maj Warfield, 2dLt Joseph Roberts, 2dLt Thomas Patterson and SPC Capt Parks.
Photo Credit by Ron Lunn.