T. Eston Marchant Award – Army & Air


Army – The purpose of this award is to recognize the PMA Candidate that is selected as the top candidate from the graduating PMA class.

Air – The purpose of this award is to recognize an active South Carolina Air National Guardsman for outstanding academic achievement and performance while attending the Academy of Military Science or Officer Candidate School at Maxwell Air Force Base.


Army – Any member of the graduating class of PMA, SC Army National Guard.

Air – The award will be presented annually to an officer of the South Carolina Air National Guard.


Army – The individual will be selected on the basis of the most outstanding overall performance in leadership and academics.

Air – The recipient must have been a distinguished or honor graduate of the Academy during the preceding year, and, if there is more than one, the individual with the highest academic average will be named the recipient.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

Army – All individuals in a graduating PMA class will be evaluated on leadership and academics by the PMA instructors and TAC staff, and will then be selected by the PMA Commandant’s Review Board.

Air – All distinguished or honor graduates for the preceding year will be considered with selection made by the Awards Selection Committee of the South Carolina Air National Guard.