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Remember that these awards are earned and not won!  

Please read all the information below the chart of awards.

There may be years where there is no eligible cadet for a given award.

There are no requirements for “equitable distribution” throughout the Battalion.

There are no requirements for “equitable distribution” among the genders.

The Cadet must demonstrate they have earned the award.

Cadets cannot take credit for their parent’s performance in order to earn an award.

NAVY LEAGUE YOUTH MEDAL

The NLUS Medal was established to honor those who best exemplify Roosevelt’s values of energy, spirit, competition, and fair play.

Awarded to the unit NSCC Cadet of the Year, as nominated by the unit’s Commanding Officer

 NavyLeagueYouthMedal

ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

 

This is a new award initiated in 2012.  It is awarded to a graduating class (Senior) cadet with outstanding academic excellence.

 

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DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BRONZE JROTC MEDAL 

Eligible cadets are:

 

a. Be in the top 25% percent of the graduating class (Senior) in all subjects, including Navy Science.

b. Have demonstrated qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of Cadet training

 

 

 DARJROTCMedal

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BRONZE JROTC MEDAL

 

Awarded to a junior cadet who has attained the rate of Petty Officer Second Class or above and is in good standing militarily and scholastically at time of selection and presentation.

 

Eligible cadets:

Demonstrate a high degree of merit with respect to:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Military bearing
  • Excellence in the performance of duties
  • Have potential for greater leadership responsibilities

 

 SARJRTOCMedal

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS BRONZE JROTC MEDAL

Awarded to a cadet in grades 9-11 who is:  

  1. a.In good standing academically.
  2. b.
  3. c.Demonstrated outstanding achievement in:
    1. a.
    2. b.(2) NSCC Naval Education.
  4. d.Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
  5. e.Must be of high moral character.
  6. f.Displays outstanding military bearing and conduct both in and out of uniform.
  7. g.Actively promotes patriotism and Americanism.
  8. h.Demonstrates growth potential (assumes higher levels of responsibility)
  9. i.Must not have been previous recipient of the award.
 VFWJRTOCMedal

AMERICAN LEGION MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Awarded annually to 3rd or 4th year cadet (Junior or Senior) who is:

a.     In the upper 25% of their JROTC class, and

b.     has demonstrated outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.

 

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AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLASTIC AWARD

Awarded annually to a 3rd or 4th year cadet (Junior or Senior) who meets the criteria of:

a.     of being in the upper 10% of their high school class,

b.     the upper 25% of their JROTC class, and

c.     demonstrate qualities of leadership and actively participate in student activities

 

 AmLgnScholasticAward

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART JROTC LEADERSHIP AWARD

Eligible cadets are in their 2nd NSCC/JROTC  program year and:

  1. a.Have a positive attitude towards JROTC and country.
  2. b.Hold a leadership position in the corps of cadets (Must be a Petty Officer and have a current billet in the unit).
  3. c.Be active in school and community affairs.
  4. d.Attained a grade of "B" or better in all academic subjects in the past semester.
  5. e.Have not have been a previous recipient.

 

 MPHJRTOCLeadershipAward

SCOTTISH RITE OF FREEMASONRY SOUTHERN JURISDICTION AWARD

Presented to a 3rd year program cadet (sophomore or junior) cadet who must have:

a. Contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate Americanism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects.

b. Demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of class.

c. Demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship, and patriotism.

d. May not receive medal more than once.

 

 

 SRFMSJAward

RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

All eligible cadets:

a. Demonstrated outstanding dedication to citizenship, knowledge of civic responsibility, military orientation, discipline, and a sound work ethic.

 

 

 ROAAward

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS AWARD  

Awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year cadet who must be:

a.     in the top 25% of their high school class and

b.     demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership while

c.     also encouraging the ideals of Americanism

 

JROTC medal has white enamel face (see national sojourner’s website)

 

 NSAward

COAST GUARD JROTC AWARD

Awarded to a cadet who best represents the Coast Guard values HONOR, RESPECT, DEVOTION TO DUTY, Born Ready 

 

 

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AWARD

Awarded to the cadet who has shown the most improvement during the past 9-12 months.  Improvements encompass: military bearing, academics, participation in the program.

 DAVAward

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA JROTC MEDAL

Eligible cadets are::

  1. a.Injunior year and good academic standing.
  2. b.Be of high moral character.
  3. c.Evidence a high order of loyalty to their unit, school and country.
  4. d.Show exceptional potential for military leadership.
  5. e.Hold a Petty Officer position in the unit.
 MOAAJRTOCAward

MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS BRONZE JROTC MEDAL

All eligible cadets must:

a. Presented to an Outstanding First Year cadet.

b. Excel in both military and scholastic activities during the year

c. Be in good standing in all military and scholastic courses at the time of selection and presentation of the award.

d. Have indicated, by grades, extracurricular activities, and individual endeavor, a desire to serve the United States.

e. Have committed to continue in the NJROTC program for the next year.

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DAEDALIAN JROTC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Order of Daedalians honors all World War I aviators who were commissioned as officers and as military pilots before the 1918 armistice. These pilots were the first to fly airplanes in wartime. It is intended to foster patriotism while encouraging good character and integrity in young Americans.

 

Eligible cadets are those that:

a. Demonstrate an understanding an appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service to the nation.

b. Show a desire and potential to pursue a military career.

c. Rank in top 10% of the NJROTC class.

 

Cadets working on or taking aviation or aeronautical courses receive extra consideration towards this award.

 DaedalianJRTOCAward

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

All eligible cadets:

a. Awarded annually to the most outstanding cadet in the unit during the past school year.  No cadet rank or NS level is specified.   The award must be made to the cadet(s) who has consistently exhibited the best military bearing, personal appearance, deportment, and leadership ability. Multiple awards can be given to outstanding Cadets in a Unit as determined by the Selection Board.

 NCOAAward

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

Awarded to a deserving cadet that:

  1. a.Shows a high degree of patriotism to his/her Nation and
  2. b.Demonstrates a high degree of academic performance and leadership.”

Color and Honor Guard cadets are primary recipients of this award.

 SUVCWAward

AMERICAN MILITARY RETIREES ASSOCIATION AWARD

Awarded to the Cadet who makes the L-E-A-P and emulates Bob’s service in the areas of Leadership, Education, Attitude, and Patriotism.

The Cadet who:

  1. 1.Attains a grade of “B” or better in JROTC with an overall average of “B” or better in all subjects
  2. 2.Possesses strong positive personal attributes such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality, respect, and cooperation
  3. 3.Demonstrates patriotism and actively promotes Americanism
  4. 4.Provides significant support to, or volunteers for military veterans or, military retiree associations, or assists military veterans or military retirees in the local community

 

 AMRAAward

RED CROSS RED CORD HONORS PROGRAM

Recognizes students who have made the choice to participate in the life-saving act of blood donation at least seven(7) times with the American Red Cross during their high school career. The American Red Cross will award students in the Red Cord Honors Program with a red honor cord that they may wear during their high school graduation activities or award ceremonies. 

 RedCordHonor

AMERICAN VETERANS (AMVETS) AWARD  

Awarded annually to one qualified cadet who demonstrates:

a.     a positive attitude toward NJROTC and military service,

b.     outstanding personal appearance,

c.     exceptional personal attributes and officer potential.

d.     Must have an “A” average in NJROTC and be in good standing in all other classes.

 AMVETSAward

RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION (TREA) AWARD  

Awarded for exceptional leadership to:

a.     Most outstanding cadet while serving in an Enlisted Rank.

b.     The selected cadet must have shown outstanding leadership throughout the course of the school year.

 TREAAward

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS H. L. HUNLEY AWARD

Awarded to a rising 2nd year cadet  who has demonstrated the qualities of Honor, Courage and in particular Commitment to his/her unit throughout the school year

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ORDER OF FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS OF AMERICA (OFPA) JROTC AWARD

 

Awarded to a cadet that demonstrates patriotism and/or enhanced awareness of the early heritage of this country and the values on which this country was founded. This should involve not just a reiteration by the cadet of the history of our founding, but more on the ideals that made America stand out from our European brethren. The cadet should understand and be able to answer the following questions:

Why we were different then, and why are we different now?

Patriotism is great, but why are we patriotic?

What makes us have pride in America?

Essays must be submitted to the Training Officer prior to March 15 of each school year.

 OFPAJROTCAward

 

 

SCOTTISH AMERICAN MILITARY SOCIETY MEDAL

Scottish American Military Society awards a special medal to the top rising senior of selected JROTC units each year.  Requires hard work on the part of the recipient throughout his or her junior year. Excellence must be attained not only in academics but also in military acumen, i.e. marching, drilling, etc. 

 SAMCMedal

 


 

The information below outlines the nomination and selection process for special annual awards (ribbons and medals).  Following this process description is a table that describes the criteria to be met and provides a picture of the award.  This information is intended to provide motivated cadets with important information regarding performance expectations as well as better establish a written process within the Battalion. 

The process for selection begins in mid-March and closes in ten (10) school days. The process is conducted per the following:

1. The Training Officer provides the Petty Officers the written criteria and explains the process. 

2. Petty Officers nominate 2 cadets for each award that, in their opinion, best meets the criteria listed.  This information is provided to the Training Officer.

3. The Training Officer compiles the data and provides the results to a minimum of five Adult Officers for further review. 

4. Officers confirm one of the Petty Officer nominees or provide a "write in" with justification of their own; their input is provided to the Training Officer. 

5. The Training Officer further compiles the information and provides to the Commanding Officer for final determination.

6. The Commanding Officer makes the final determination and notifies the awarding organizations.  Notification may be divided amongst the Adult Officers to expedite the process and share the workload. Selection information is closely safeguarded unless failure to provide would have a negative impact on a cadet's scholarship or educational application (such as service academies, university, et.al.)

If the selected cadet becomes ineligible during the interim period between selection and award, then the award is either waived for the performance year or the runner up nominee is substituted.  All selections should be complete by end of March in order to allow presenting organizations adequate time to prepare (Most organizations require a 6-week notice for processing/scheduling). 

Awards are presented at a formal ceremony in May; typically the day preceding Senior class graduation.  Other awards given during this ceremony may include ribbons earned during training or for special recognition, academic scholarship certificates, and others that recognize cadets for special achievements.

 

NSCC / NLCC AWARDS AND CRITERIA.

(Click the link above to view the award and criteria chart)

 

CLARIFICATION ON ADVANCEMENTS, AWARDS, AND APPURTENANCES

 

Advancements - Awarded 1-2 weeks after the grading quarter, some intermittent ceremonies may be held for those cadets advancing during the summer months - NO EARLY PROMOTIONS.  Delays in promotion ceremonies do not affect the actual promotion date recorded in the cadet's service record.  

Advancements in rate are based on time in rate, successful completion of coursework (correspondence courses and exams), and required trainings.  Time in rate begins after official enrollment in the NSCC program.  Official enrollment requires a completed application (including medical history and medical exam) and payment.  Completion of these forms does not preclude the cadet from attending Bataan Military Academy but any delays in completion will impact their advancement dates and ability to attend required trainings. 

Cadet rate begins at E1 (Recruit); E1 wear the dungaree uniform only, some exceptions are made for those that participate in parades and/or the Navy Ball.  Recruits that complete their Basic Military Requirements and have been officially enrolled for 90 days are eligible to be advanced to E2T (T=temporary) in recognition of their motivation.  The cadet is then promoted to E2 after they complete Recruit Training.  Cadet are allowed to wear their BDUs when they achieve E2T or E2 status. 

Cadets achieving the rate of Petty Officer (E4) are allowed to wear NWUs and are expected to assume leadership roles within the Unit.  These positions include Squad Leader, Division Master-at-Arms, Yeoman, Assistant Division Officer, and Division Officer.  There are other roles within the Battalion that they will then rotate to as they receive additional training/experience.  Cadets that have achieved E4 and have completed Petty Officer Leadership Academy (POLA) are eligible to staff Trainings (including Recruit Training).  The Commanding Officer of the Training Contingent (COTC) is the selection official for staff cadets.

The highest NSCC rates, E6 (Petty Officer First Class) and E7 (Chief Petty Officer) are contingent on the Commanding Officer's Recommendation and National Headquarter Approval. Promotions to these rates are based on cadet's demonstrated diligence in leadership roles, satisfactory academic performance, military bearing, and appropriate conduct.

Awards - Ribbons & Appurtenances

Ribbons and Appurtenances are awarded on successful completions of approved NSCC trainings and authorized Community Service activities. Verbal authorization from NSCC Instructors/Officers does not constitute approval or authorization.  These approvals are processed via the Battalion Chain-of-Command.  The easiest way to determine whether you/your cadet has completed an authorized activity is:

1.  Orders - If you have a Local Training Order Request (NSCCTNG 003) that is signed by the Training Officer or the COTC (Commanding Officer of the Training Contingent) or the COTC's designee.  At the end of most authorized training events, certificates are presented to cadets that have successfully completed the said training event as well.

2.  Community Service - You have a signature from the Training Officer or the Executive Officer prior to performing the Community Service activity or there is a Lead Instructor/Officer that is obtaining log-in information during the activity.

 


 

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