Marines win 2nd straight Commanders Cup

by | Feb 6, 2015 | News


By Gary Harrington
DLIFLC Public Affairs

The Marine Corps Detachment defeated the Army, Air Force and Navy at the second quarter Commanders Cup Feb. 4, on Soldier Field.


DLIFLC Commandant Col David Chapman looks on as Mr Don Conrad presents the West Point Society of the Monterey Peninsula Leadership Award to service members. (Photo by Gary Harrington)

Just before the competition began, several awards were presented to service members. Mr. Don Conrad presented the West Point Society of the Monterey Peninsula Leadership Award and recognized, Lance Cpl. Paul Smith from the Marine Corps Detachment, Seaman John Wallace from the Center for Information Dominance Unit, Airman 1st Class Nathan Thompson from the 517th Training Group.

Mr. John Alich, the presenter for the Naval Academy Leadership Award recognized Sgt. Jesse David from Marine Corps Detachment and Petty Officer 1 Christopher Franks from the Center for Information Dominance Unit.

Lastly, DLIFLC Command Sergeant Major, Matildo Coppi, presented the CSM coin with certificates to Sgt. Miguel Iles and Sgt. Jesse David from the Marine Corps Detachment.


Selected members of the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force compete in the sit-up competition during the Commanders Cup on Soldier Field Wednesday, Feb 4. (Photo by Gary Harrington)

To make the competition more interesting, DLIFLC Commandant, Col. David K. Chapman began the race by announcing the names of randomly drawn service members to compete in pull-ups, sit-ups, burpees, the litter race, and the relay race. With an equal number of female and male competitors, the Marines and Army made it clear – it was their competition win, with the Air Force and Navy trailing behind. In the end, the Marines took the Commanders Cup for a second straight time.


Participants from the Marine Corp celebrate with DLIFLC Commandant Col David Chapman after winning the Commanders Cup. (Photo by Gary Harrington)

Although the Navy came in last, Chapman praised them for their spirit of competition. The Commanders Cup is held quarterly with the next event tentatively scheduled for late April or early May.