The Professor of Naval Science Freshman Spirit Award

Tpankowhe Professor of Naval Science Freshman Spirit Award is jointly sponsored by Lieutenant Colonel Mark Pankow, US Army, (Retired) and the Association in honor of Lieutenant Junior Grade Erdman Pankow (Mark’s father), a legendary benefactor to the midshipman battalion and honorary member of the Association.  The award consists of an engraved pewter mug, a $500.00 check, a biography of LTJG Pankow, and a letter of congratulations from the Association.
LTJG Pankow was commemorated in a special edition of the Badger Shipmate following his passing in 1997. You can download this edition here: