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This high school level award fosters the principle of “citizen-soldier” as exemplified by the American Revolution’s Minuteman. JROTC Units are provided the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal for presentation at the unit level. Additionally, there is the JROTC Enhanced Program that permits Outstanding Cadets to compete with cadets outside their JROTC Unit. The process of selection begins with the JROTC Unit’s Senior Military Instructor (SMI). Qualified cadets are then selected through Chapter, State Society, and National Society levels of the contest competition. Selection criteria include demonstrated leadership potential, military bearing, and scholastic achievement. Each cadet must submit an original 500-700 word essay on a topic designated by the ROTC/JROTC & Services Academy Liaison Committee. In addition to meeting the same criteria as the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal Program [cadet must be enrolled in the JROTC Program; 3rd year of a 4 year Program or 2nd year of a 3 year Program (cadet must be a junior); Top 10% of JROTC Class; Top 25% of their Class] a Nomination Form must be completed and the SMI must write a recommendation, and the Principal must write a recommendation and verify the GPA and Class Standing of the cadet.
This award seeks to recognize a remarkable cadet who will become a leader in their community and serve their country. Please help the SAR ensure that the spirit of the Minutemen who fought to defend our freedom is remembered. Donate today!
Donors at $1,000 and up are honored at the Donor Awards Breakfast and will receive an award in recognition of their contribution. For more information or to submit an application please click here or contact Compatriot David Jessel.