SAR Junior ROTC Contest
The Outstanding JROTC Cadet AwardThis high school level award fosters the principle of “citizen-soldier” as exemplified by the American Revolution’s Minuteman. This award is presented by an SAR Chapter, State-level 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. 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 essay on a topic designated by the ROTC/JROTC & Services Academy Liaison Committee. Each selected cadet at a High School JROTC program will be awarded the SAR JROTC Bronze Medal. Cadets competing in the Enhanced Program will compete with other South Jersey Chapter high School JROTC units resulting in a South Jersey Chapter winner. The winning cadet will then be sent to the New Jersey Society for a State-wide competition and receive an award of $250 and recognized at South Jersey SAR meeting. The winner of each state-level society competition will be recognized at a New Jersey Society SAR meeting. A cash award of $1000 is presented. The State winner will be entered into the National JROTC Recognition program. The winning cadet at the society level will be flown to the SAR Congress to attend, receive his or her award, and be recognized by the SAR. The award will be the National JROTC Medallion and a cash award of $5,000. level will be flown to the SAR Congress to attend, receive his or her award, and be recognized by the SAR.
Nominated cadet must be a Junior in High School.
For further information please go to the National SAR page at
The South Jersey Chapter chair is Rich Serfass who can be contacted by clicking here.
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