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2ndLt Jonathon Manuel awarded the Taylor Award for IOC 4-20!

The Taylor Award for IOC 4-20 was presented to 2ndLt Jonathon Manuel by the Class Advisor, Captain Eric Pellegrino on Monday, September 21st out at Range 210 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

The  Taylor Award is given to the Distinguished Graduate of The Basic School Infantry Officer Course.  The Destinguished Graduate is selected by a vote of their classmates. The criteria is “The Lieutenant I’d most want on my flank, or coming to reinforce”.

The Lieutenant Colonel Vic Taylor Award, symbolic of infantry leadership, recognizes the outstanding graduate of each Infantry Officers Course at The Basic School. A personal pistol is presented to the Lieutenant to represent his infantry leadership skills. The Marine Corps University Foundation funds the Lieutenant Colonel Vic Taylor Award through the generous donations from Lieutenant Colonel Vic Taylor, USMC (Ret).

Congratulations Lieutenant Manuel!

Captain Eric Pellegrino and 2ndLt Jonathon Manuel

Captain Eric Pellegrino presenting award to 2ndLt Jonathon Manuel

Captain Eric Pellegrino presents the Taylor Award for IOC 4-20

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