Saramana SAR Chapter  Sons of the American Revolution 

JROTC Contest

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JROTC

To obtain the Saramana SAR Chapter Youth Awards Brochure By-fold please click  HERE.

This Brochure describes ALL of our Youth Award Programs.










SAR Bronze JROTC Medal

This medal was first authorized in 1965 and presented only to students in a high school or secondary school JROTC program.










   
All five branches of the United States Military approve the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze JROTC Medal.  Each service has notified its JROTC Units of this approval and has authorized presentation to its cadets or midshipmen.

This award may be presented by the Saramana SAR Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution to students enrolled in JROTC programs.

Qualifications: The medal endeavors to foster the principle of "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen and recipients should be selected by the commanding officer of the ROTC unit based on their leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.  Although commanding officers should be given full latitude in making the selection, the following specific criteria must be met:
1.    The cadet must be currently enrolled in the JROTC Program;
2.    The cadet should be a third-year cadet in a four year program or
        a second-year cadet in a three year program;
3.    The cadet must be in the top 10% of his or her JROTC class;
4.    The cadet must be in the top 25% of his or her overall class; and
5.    The cadet may not have received the Bronze ROTC Medal previously
        from the Sons of the American Revolution.

Limitations on Presentation:  One medal will normally be awarded each year in JROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen.  For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit.  Moreover, where a school has more than one JROTC unit, each unit is counted separately.

Special Note Regarding the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC):  Sea Cadets are no longer eligible to receive the SAR Bronze Medal.  The NSCC should be supported by recognizing the Outstanding NSCC Cadet with the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal.  A ribbon bar for the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal is available from Merchandise specifically for use for the Sea Cadets.

Subsequent Presentation NOT Authorized: A cadet may receive this medal only once.  Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

Download the Bronze JROTC Medal form here. 
Please note that the Bronze JROTC Medal form will REQUIRE  that you have and use the latest version of the “FREEAdobe Reader.

The Bronze ROTC Medal form MUST be submitted as a PDF file attached to an email.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.



SAR Enhanced JROTC Recognition Program

to select the Outstanding Cadet


Enhanced JROTC Recognition Program Pictures



   










Each SAR Chapter can now select an Outstanding JROTC Cadet and enter that cadet into their State Society's Outstanding JROTC Cadet Recognition 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 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 two year JROTC program, a Second Year Cadet may be selected. 


The enhanced JROTC program has several objectives:

1.    To identify and recognize Outstanding JROTC Cadets at the SAR  Chapter, State SAR  Society, and National SAR  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.
The Saramana SAR Chapter awards three cash scholarship awards, and college plans do not have to be completed in order to receive the cash award.


4.   Please be aware that contestants must be present at the Award Luncheon in February for the SAR  JROTC Enhanced Program in order to receive any Cash or Medal Awards. Please visit our Saramana Calendar of Events and look under February for the Regular Luncheon Meeting and the exact date and time.

The Saramana SAR Chapter Cash Scholarship Awards are:
First Place Winner receives $1,500.00
2nd Place Runner-up receives $350.00
3rd  Place Runner-up receives $150.00

The JROTC Florida SAR  Society award includes a $1,000 to $1,300 monetary scholarship award, silver medallion on a neck ribbon, framed ribbon bar with a Silver Star and the Award Certificate framed for wall display.  The state winner is invited at state travel expense to receive the award during the May Florida SAR  Society Annual Meeting Youth Awards Luncheon.

The winning Outstanding Cadet of the National competition will be invited to the NSSAR Annual Congress to receive a cash scholarship award, gold medallion on a neck ribbon, a gold framed ribbon bar with a gold star on the ribbon bar and a framed Award Certificate.  As stated above, the National Society will provide a cash award of two thousand dollars ($2,000) and $1,000 for travel expenses to the National Congress.  The second place winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, and the third place winner a $500 cash award.

SAR  JROTC committee members will make the selection of the Outstanding JROTC Cadet at each level.  Those items given consideration include the nominee’s scholastic standing, grade point average, levels of participation and leadership both in the JROTC and in extra curricula activities as well as quality of the essay.  We will give particular attention to spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as quality and applicability of the essay content.

In order to enter the Outstanding JROTC Cadet Recognition Competition, the Saramana SAR  Chapter must receive nominations with required attachments prior to
February 1.  Selection of the school nominee shall be by the Cadet’s Senior Military Instructor and should include merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship, and general excellence.

The Chapter, State and National SAR award is to be presented to the Outstanding Cadet in their next to last year of JROTC.
       For a four year JROTC program: a 3rd Year Cadet (11th grade).

       For a three year JROTC program: a Second Year Cadet may be selected.

The Senior Military Instructor may consider the writing of the essay as a class assignment of all 11th grade cadets.  Cadets should be encouraged to seek criticism of their draft essays from their English instructors in order to make this a true learning experience.  A Cadet’s application should be reviewed before submitting to SAR chapters to be sure all items are complying with requirements of NSSAR rules.

Any nominations received by State Chairman after April 1, or that do not meet all the requirements for the competition, will not be considered in the state competition but such nominees may receive the complete JROTC Chapter award which includes a bronze medallion, neck ribbon, framed bar with a bronze star and certificate.

The Saramana SAR  Chapter asks that the schools Senior Military Instructor to make sure that their nominee meets the program criteria before it is submitted to the chapter.  It is the responsibility of the Chapter JROTC Chairmen to make sure the chapter winner meets the program criteria before forwarding the chapter winner to the Florida SAR  for the state competition.  Outstanding Cadet Packages where Cadet is NOT of the grade level specified (cadet must be a junior) or the Cadet did not meet the class standing criteria of Top 25% of his/her class and top 10% of his/her JROTC class is not accepted for state or national competition.  The Application Package must include Nominating Form (completely filled in).  NSSAR states that the essay topic of "How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States of America" must be between 500 and 700 words, unfortunately the cadet that is over or under will be severely penalized if their essay is outside these guidelines.  The topic title should be placed at the top of the essay. It is strongly recommended that the original essay include the cadet’s name, his rank, his units name and his High School’s Name at top of each page, double spaced, with the computer word count at the bottom of final page.  The Senior Military Instructor's letter of Endorsement and a separate Principal's letter of Endorsement with verification of GPA and Class Standing is absolutely required.  (If school’s system utilizes a system other than standard 4.0 please include an explanation).  A grade transcript is not required, but may be included, however GPA verification by the Principal and Class Standing in his/her recommendation is still required.

Required Form download:
To obtain the Required form, you can click on Enhanced JROTC Contest (Applicant Form). Another option is to go to the National Society web page at: https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/rotc-jrotc-recognition-program.  The Form is right after a brief description of the contest.

Please note that the Required  Form will  necessitate  that you have and use the latest version of the “FREEAdobe Reader.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.


Instructions: AFTER you have opened theEnhances JROTC Contest (Applicant Form).

Please save the opened form to your computer and SAVE the file with your name and the Contest name as the file name. For example, “Sam Compatriot JROTC Contest.PDF” . By having your name as part of the “file name”, another contestant’s file can NOT be saved on top of your file. The folder where you save the document is your choice. Just remember where you saved it.

Now please CLOSE the web page where you obtained the Form and OPEN the saved file on your PC to Continue

The “Applicant” should complete the first part of the “Applicant Form” on Page 1, which would include the first seven rows thru Organization Mailing Address. The Saramana SAR Chapter Committee Chairman is responsible for completing the SAR Information. Please review the instructions and complete the form with all applicable details.

If there are ANY places on the form that request a “Signature”, please type in the appropriate name. These forms are NOT designed to be printed. After you have completed and saved the form to your computer, then the “Saved” form and any other requested documents are to be emailed to the Committee Chair named below, or absent a Committee Chair to the Chapter President named below. Hand written applications are NOT approved.


Contest entries MUST be submitted as PDF files attached to emails.

If possible, please request a “Read Receipt” so that you will know that your file was received.

To e-mail Steven R. Fields, our Saramana SAR Chapter President, click on sarasotasteve@hotmail.comor call (941) 228-6123.


ROTC

SAR Silver ROTC Medal

The Silver ROTC Medal was first authorized in 1933 and is presented only to students in a college or university ROTC program.

Qualifications:  The medal endeavors to foster the principle of "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen and recipients should be selected by the commanding officer of the ROTC unit based on their leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.  Although commanding officers should be given full latitude in making the selection, the following specific criteria must be met:

1.    The cadet must be currently enrolled in the ROTC Program;
2.    The cadet should be a third-year cadet in a four year program or a second-year cadet in a three year             program;
3.    The cadet must be in the top 10% of his or her ROTC class;
4.    The cadet must be in the top 25% of his or her overall class; and

Limitations on Presentation: One medal will normally be awarded each year in ROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen.  For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit.  Moreover, where a school has more than one ROTC unit, each unit is counted separately.

Subsequent Presentation NOT Authorized:  A cadet may receive this medal only once.  Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.

Download the
Silver ROTC Medal form here.
Please note that this form will REQUIRE  that you have and use the latest version of the “FREEAdobe Reader.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on
Using PDF Files.















US Navy Sea Cadet Corps Recognition Program

Sea Cadet Units may nominate a cadet for the SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal (BGCM), which can be purchased from the NSSAR  Merchandise Store and presented accordingly.

In comparison to the number of high school JROTC Units and college ROTC Units the number of Sea Cadet Units across our country are limited.  If there is a Sea Cadet Unit within your chapter’s area of operation, contact them and let them know that your chapter can provide them a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal if they request the medal and provide a letter of justification.  It is highly recommended that a member of the chapter present the BGCM Package at an official Sea Cadet Corps Meeting/Drill and that a second presentation with family and NSCC Officers be made at a regular chapter meeting.  Please note that Navy Sea Cadets are no longer eligible for the SAR Bronze ROTC Medal.


Download the Sea Cadet Corps Medal form here. 
Please note that the Sea Cadet Corps Medal form will REQUIRE  that you have and use the latest version of the “FREEAdobe Reader.


For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on
Using PDF Files.