For info about the Navy Sea Cadet Corps click here or see the link below
The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "citizen-soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC or JROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection.
The SAR ROTC Medal is approved by the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force. Each service has notified its ROTC and JROTC units of this approval and has authorized presentation to its cadets or midshipmen. For information regarding support for the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) you can follow the link at the bottom of this page.
For ROTC or JROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen one medal will be awarded each year. For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit. In cases where a school has more than one ROTC or JROTC unit, each unit is counted separately. It is desirable to have a medal and ribbon bar on display in a trophy case at each school where it is presented. This will serve as an incentive to the students and publicize the SAR ROTC program as well.
To view the awards click JROTC Medals / Ribbons
The ROTC medal is struck on a circular planchet. The obverse shows a Minuteman holding a rifle and standing next to a plow, with the Liberty Bell in the background. It is inscribed with the letters "ROTC". The reverse is inscribed "Awarded for Leadership, Soldierly Bearing and Excellence to _____________." The medal is suspended from a ribbon of the SAR Colors. A ribbon bar in the SAR colors is included and a certificate is available as well.
The Silver ROTC Medal is presented only to students in a college or university ROTC unit. No recipient may receive it more than once. No miniature medal is available. The medal was authorized in 1933.
The Bronze JROTC Medal was authorized in 1965, and is presented only to students in secondary school JROTC. No recipient may receive it more than once. No miniature medal is available.
In 1997, President General Carl K. Hoffmann, authorized the enhancement of the JROTC program. Each SAR chapter will now select an Outstanding JROTC Cadet and enter that cadet into their State Society's Outstanding JROTC Cadet program.
The winner of the State competition will be entered into the National Outstanding JROTC Recognition program. The winner of the national program will receive a special award at the SAR's National Congress.
The National SAR award is to be presented to the Outstanding Cadet in their next to last year of JROTC (a Third Year Cadet [11th grade] in a four year program). For a three year JROTC program, a Second Year Cadet may be selected.
Whenever possible, presentation will be made by a member of the SAR at the unit's Spring Awards program.
The enhanced JROTC program has several objectives:
1. To identify and recognize Outstanding JROTC Cadets at the Chapter, State Society, and National Society levels. The program has been designed to allow all candidates to be evaluated equally, regardless of the Military Service they represent.
2. To encourage SAR members to make a personal presentation of the JROTC medal to Outstanding JROTC student in the nation
3. To encourage SAR chapters to work with JROTC units to determine how best to encourage and recognize these outstanding student citizens and therefore support this exceptional national youth program.
Each cadet chosen to win the award at the JROTC unit level will receive the SAR JROTC (Bronze) Medal.
If there is a Chapter contest (because more than one unit participates in the chapter area) the Outstanding Cadet of the SAR chapter may receive a bronze medallion on a neck ribbon and a ribbon bar with a gold frame and a bronze star to wear on the ribbon bar. The local chapter may also provide a nominal monetary award. If only one unit enters the contest, that entry must go through the chapter for approval in order to advance to the State level contest.
The Outstanding Cadet of the SAR State Society may receive a silver medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar and a silver star for the ribbon bar. The state society may also provide a monetary award.
The Outstanding Cadet of the Nation will receive a gold medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold frame for the ribbon bar and a gold star for wear on the ribbon bar. As stated above, the National Society will provide a cash award of one thousand dollars ($1,000) and up to one thousand dollars in travel expense funds.
The medals with the suspension ribbon and colored star are discontinued as superfluous.
The 2nd place national award recipient will receive a cash award of $500.00 from the NSSAR.
For further information about the program in your area contact the SAR contact in your State's Society.
Effective June 15, 1998 the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) is no longer eligible to receive the SAR JROTC (Bronze) Medal. The NSCC is an outstanding program and should be supported by recognizing the Outstanding NSCC Cadet with the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, which is shown below.
The SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state. This medal is awarded to both adults and minors.
This medal is authorized for presentation to the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps, to an Outstanding Cadet nominated by his/her Commanding Officer. The award is in recognition of the Cadet's Leadership, Military Bearing, and Excellence of Character, Scholarship, and Citizenship.
The medal is bronze, struck on a circular planchet and on the obverse is depicted a Minuteman holding a rifle, with a plow and the Liberty Bell in the background. It is inscribed, with the letters, "Good Citizenship Medal". The reverse is inscribed "Our inspiration is from the past, our duty is in the present, our hope is in the future." It is suspended from a ribbon of the SAR colors. A certificate of recognition accompanies the medal.
ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program Contacts
by State Society
If you cannot locate your local contact for the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in your area, the list below identifies a contact for each State Society.
For information about the ROTC and JROTC recognition programs please contact the individual listed below for your State.
The following links will Jump you to that part of the list:
Richard H. Wells
Walter W. John
6552 Lakeway Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: (907) 243-4768
E-mail: walterwjohnyahoo [dot] com
J. W. Montgomery
Medals and Awards Chairman, ARSSAR
137 Jeri Ln
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 492-6333
E-mail: jamontmymtnhome [dot] com
John W. Lyons
John C. Luedecke
4717 Hackamore Dr North
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 433-4319
E-mail: jcjmlme [dot] com
Davis Lee Wright
Chairman ROTC / JROTC
P.O. Box 8096
Wilmington, DE 19803
Phone: (302) 584-1686
E-mail: davis [dot] wrightverizon [dot] net
Peter Arnett Dixon
Col Charles (Chuck) T. Sweeney USMC
7007 Greentree Dr
Naples, FL 34108-7527
Phone: (239) 566-3307
E-mail: chuck_sweeneymsn [dot] com
LCDR David G. Jessel
COL Arthur N. Tulak GS, USA
Lt Col Charles M. James, USAF (Ret.)
4356 N 1400 E
Buhl, ID 83316-5233
Phone: (208) 543-8116
E-mail: charlesjamesidahosar [dot] org
CDR Dale Bottom, USNR (Ret.)
606 Burr Ridge Club Dr
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone (630) 887-7465
E-mail: d [dot] bottomcomcast [dot] net
Robert D. Howell, Sr.
Martin S. Klotzbach
Chairman, ROTC/JROTC Program
5936 Vice Ln
Burlington, KY 41005
Phone: (859) 760-8832
E-mail: tgeimeierinsightbb [dot] com
Arthur E. Lamm, Jr
William E. Battles
33 Marlboro Road
Brewster, MA 02631-2857
Phone: (508) 896-5927
Cell: (508) 737-7561
E-mail: webattlesmassar [dot] org
George Satterthwaite, II
Ronald E. Newton
1 Thompson Rd
Kennebunk, ME 04043-6130
Phone: (207) 985-1223
E-mail: ronnewtonroadrunner [dot] com
CDR Laurence Herman USN (Ret.)
1835 Stonycroft Ln
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 496-0224
E-mail: lthermangmail [dot] com
LTC John Hallberg Jones
Dr. Andrew M. Jones
809 Pecan St
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 843-9088
Cell: (662) 719-6398
E-mail: amjones1cableone [dot] net
1121 Cherry Dr
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-2526
LTC Paul Callanan USA (Ret.)
7732 Batavia Ln
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: (704) 598-5815
E-mail: LTCMRSCaol [dot] com
Keith T. Johnson, D.V.M.
Maj John T. Parsons USAR (Ret.)
1512 Beechwood Ave
Papillion, NE 68133-2506
Phone: (402) 339-7565
E-mail: parsonilq [dot] com
NHSSAR Awards Committee
AwardsNHSSAR [dot] org
LTC Chris Sands USA Ret.
MGYSGT Andrew (Drew) Lyngar USMCR Ret.
200-3 McCombs Rd Box 86
Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: (636) 295-2154
E-mail: alyngarearthlink [dot] net
John E. Harney, Jr.
COL. Peter K. Goebel
Maj. Terry Whetstone, USAF (Ret.)
LtC. R. Glyn Trimble
Roger K. Swim
1400 Candlelight Dr SPC 136
Eugene, OR 97402-7410
Phone: (541) 688-8468
E-mail: swimpdxcomcast [dot] net
Paul D. Scull
Maj John C. (JC) Collins USAF (Ret.)
21 Highland Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 433-4998
Cell: (401) 524-1720
E-mail: john1297cox [dot] net
Norman B. Pigeon
Keith T. Johnson, D.V.M.
Capt John A. Lynch, Jr., USNR (Ret.)
150 Ketner Mill Rd
Whitwell, TN 37397-6163
Phone: (423) 280-7895
E-mail: capnjohn00live [dot] com
John Kenton Thompson
Kit K. Workman
2067 West 470 North
West Point, UT 84015
E-mail: kworkman1aol [dot] com
LTC James Lambert Barr US Army (Ret.)
VTSSAR ROTC Program Chairman
21 Chase St
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 860-9926
E-mail: jlbarraol [dot] com
CPT Zachariah LaVerne Fike, US Army
VTSSAR JROTC Program Chairman
26 Decatur St
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (315) 523-3609
E-mail: crossfitnationhotmail [dot] com
Spurgeon C. Keith
V. Allen Gray
John H. Sauer
ROTC / JROTC Representative
2110 Mason Blvd
Pt. Pleasant, WV 25550
Phone: (304) 675-2703
E-mail: sweetsauersuddenlink [dot] net
Randolf Lee Will
Selection criteria (primarily left up to the Senior Military Science Instructor) should include merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence.
An application ( Nomination form with attachments) should be completed by the Senior Military Science Instructor and forwarded to the local SAR contact on all nominees. The Nomination form is available for download at the bottom of this page.
For the State contest each cadet must submit an original essay on the topic "How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States". The essay may be done on a computer, typewriter, or by hand (in black ink). This essay will also be used in the National contest. If there is a Chapter contest, Chapters may also require this essay.
You can find the Nomination Form here
At the beginning of the school year each Chapter should contact the Senior or District Instructor of the local JROTC unit(s). Throughout the year the chapter should remain in contact with the administrators of the school and the JROTC unit, providing support for other programs and discussing plans for this program. The chapter should have the school administration, along with the instructors of the JROTC unit, evaluate candidates based on the criteria listed below and select one nominee for each JROTC unit (battalion, squadron, etc.). If the chapter supports several JROTC units, it should run a local contest to select the best cadet, since only one cadet per chapter may advance to the state competition. The chapter contest must have only SAR members as judges, and all contests should be administered using the guidelines listed below.
All State Society Contests must be completed and the National Contest entry packet must be forwarded to the NSSAR Executive Director to be in his office No later than May 1 each year. As soon as the Outstanding Cadet in the Nation is selected the Chapter sponsoring that cadet will be contacted so that it can coordinate the Cadet's travel to the NSSAR Annual Congress.
The cadet will be flown to the NSSAR Congress to attend, receive his / her award, and be recognized by the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. The award will be the National JROTC Medallion and a check for $1,000.00.
An additional amount, not to exceed $1,000.00, of expense money will be provided to pay for the combined travel, taxi to and from the airport, hotel and related meals for both the Cadet and his / her chaperone. Expenses in excess of the $1,000.00 will be the responsibility of the Cadet. It is suggested that additional assistance might be made available from the sponsoring Chapter or Society - but it is not mandatory. The travel expenses related to the respective State Conventions will be at the discretion of the said State Societies.