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Department of Florida

From the Chairman

FROM LORETTA  YOUNG, JROTC/JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS CHAIR

“Serve Community and Country”, “An American Legion Challenge”.

The American Legion ROTC/JROTC Medal Awards were established by National Convention mandate as a way in which The American Legion could show it’s support. Participation in this project can be worth community service and a credit to the American Legion.

Many Posts have “ADOPTED” a nearby ROTC/JROTC Unit and are presenting these medals annually. Presentations are made at the “Year End Award” Ceremonies attended by a Post Representative or at Military Balls. If you have a nearby Unit and have not already “ADOPTED” it, do so NOW! Contact the Unit by email or leave a phone message for the Senior Instructor to advise of your desire to make this presentation. Don’t wait for them to call you! That doesn’t work.

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 decorations have been officially approved and are published in each of the Service regulations. These medals, recognizing Military and Scholastic Excellence, are available for Cadets at any University, College, or High School that has a ROTC/JROTC Unit. The Senior Instructors make the selection of the Cadet to receive these medals.

BRONZE – is available for award to students participating in the final year of the High School Program and to college students who are satisfactorily participating in the Freshman AS/MS/NS-100 course who have qualified for admission to the 200 course.

SILVER – is available for award to students satisfactorily participating in the Sophomore AS/MS/NS-200 course who have qualified for admission to the Junior 300 course, and to students satisfactorily participating in the Junior AS/MS/NS-300 course.

GOLD – is available for award to students satisfactorily participating in the Junior AS/MS/NS-300 course who have qualified for admission to the Senior 400 course, and to students satisfactorily participating in the Senior AS/MS/NS-400 course.

DOD statistics show that the ROTC Program nearly doubles any other officer acquisition program in the military service. Not only is the ROTC/JROTC Achievement Program an excellent community project, it brings prestige to the Post, the Department and the American Legion and most important it promotes the National Security of this country.

Loretta Young
Dept. of Florida
ROTC/JROTC/Shooting Sports Chair
jrotc@legionmail.org