Department of Florida

From the Chairman

ROTC/JROTC is a program recognized and approved by the Department of Defense.  The American Legion ROTC/JROTC Medal Awards were established by National Convention mandate as a way in which the American Legion could show its support.  Participation in this program can be a worthy community service and a credit to the American Legion.  Many Posts have “adopted” a nearby ROTC/JROTC Unit and are presenting these medal annually.  This is a worthy project and should be done on an annual basis. The medals and ribbon bars have been approved for wear by the Department of Defense and Department of Army, Navy and Air Force.  Criteria for these have been officially approved and are published in each of the Service Regulations.  The JROTC Program is designed to “build better citizens” and the ROTC Program is building our future military leaders.  The medals are in three forms:  Bronze awarded to final year students of High School Cadets.  Silver awarded to College/University Cadets participating in the a Sophomore 200 Course who have qualified for admission to the Junior 300 Course and students satisfactorily participating in the 300 Course. Gold awarded to College/University students who have qualified for the Senior 400 Course.

The next deadline is the Cadet of the Year Scholarship application which is due March 1st. It is the responsibility of the instructor to choose the applicants and return the applications directly to the Program Director at Department.

Thank you to all the posts for what you do for our youth and our Legion programs.

Loretta Young
Dept. of Florida
ROTC/JROTC/Shooting Sports Chair