Our classmate Charlie Coates presented the 2013 Coates Award to Air Force Academy Cadet Brian Gomez during ceremonies for the graduating class. Cadet Gomez is the top cadet in Military Sociology.

     Charlie's Dad, Charles H Coates Sr was a West Point graduate, Class of 1924.  Over the years Dr.(Col) Coates developed many programs and the first and still only text in the field of Military Sociology. He taught for many years at the University of Maryland.
 
       To honor his Dad, Charlie established the Dr.
Charles H Coates Sr Award at the three Academies and the University of Maryland. The award is given to the top cadet in the field based on grades and other performance factors as determined by the faculty.