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AFJROTC AWARDS
 

The AFJROTC awards program is designed to foster morale,esprit de corps, and recognize the achievements of AFJROTC cadets. Various national, veteran and citizenship organizations participate in the presentation programs. Awards sponsored by national organizations are funded by the sponsoring organization and donated through local chapters where available. Only Awards and Decorations approved by HQ AFOATS/JR and listed in this guide may be worn. Units may not create local awards for wear on the uniform. See Award POCs at end of awards.

 
Present awards at appropriate ceremonies. Invite school officials and local civil authorities when practical.Representatives from organizations sponsoring awards should be offered the opportunity to make the award presentation. Display awards when possible for the benefit of the cadet corps. The SASI will ensure that Air Force endorsement of any agency’s product or service is neither stated nor implied.
 
An award’s sponsoring organization may require a written report before final cadet selection or after presentation is made. Reports may include information such as: name of the award; name(s) of recipient; place and date of presentation; occasion(graduation, award banquet, etc.,); and name, title, and organization of award presenter. The ASI is responsible to ensure any required reports are accomplished.
 
The awards and detailed criteria are in Air Force Junior ROTC Uniform and Award Guide.

 Medals and ribbons may be worn simultaneously for formal, semi formal, and/or special occasions of a limited nature (as specified by the SASI). Place medals on the mounting rack in the proper order of precedence. The top row of medals should be positioned 1/2 inch below bottom row of ribbons.

 

 Place medals in the proper order of precedence. Refer toAFI 36-2903 for instructions on stacking multiple medals, and wear of deviceson ribbons and medals. The routine wear of both medals and ribbons is prohibited.

 

 AFJROTC cadets are authorized to wear ribbons earned while enrolled in United States Army, United States Navy,or United States Marine Corps JROTC. AFJROTC cadets will wear AFJROTC ribbons above and to the left of other service JROTC ribbons or awards. Group ribbons according to service with the order of precedence determined by the regulations of each service. Other services ribbons are grouped by service in the following order: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Valor awards from all services are worn ahead of all other ribbons from any service. The AFJROTC Valor Awards will be worn first, with other services Valor Awards worn in the following order: Army,Navy, and Marine Corps.

 

 BADGES

 

1. Awareness Presentation Team Badge (APT) Awarded for participation on the Awareness Participation Team.



2. Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge Awarded to cadets who are members of the Kitty Hawk Air Society. The Kitty Hawk charter should spell out the requirements for entry into the society.



 3. Academy Modeling of Aeronautics (AMA) Wings Awarded to cadets who have created a model

            of an aerospace vehicle, donated the model to the corps, written a minimum one page report on the vehicle, and
            presented the report orally to their flight. AMA Wings are also awarded to cadets who are members of a local AMA
            chartered model airplane club.  Contact the AMA to obtain badge forqualifying cadets (List of award contacts is
            located in Wings).



See Cadet Guide for Picture

 

 

 

 

 


4. Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Badge This annual award recognizes one Outstanding third-year cadet selected at the end of the school year. The recipient must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military potential, and maintain consistent academic and military excellence. The SASI, in coordination with the ASIs and with the concurrence of the principal, selects the recipient of this award.



5. Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF)Academic Cadet Badge Awarded to rising Junior and Senior cadets for academicexcellence as signified by attaining an overall 3.3 grade point average with nograde below C in their transcript.  




6. Model Rocketry Badge Awarded to cadets who have fulfilled model rocketry program requirements. Program requirements are listed in the Model Rocketry Handbook available on Ola’s AFJROTC website under publications and forms.



7. Other Badges Wearing badges from other services beyond their intended purpose, badges from the regular Air

            Force, or other organizations on the AFJROTC uniform is prohibited.However, badges earned by cadets enrolled in
            a sister service JROTC program maybe worn on the AFJROTC uniform in the location specified by the sister
            service.The AFJROTC badge location will always take precedence over the sister service badge.
 
 

 Marksmanship Awards

Marksmanship competition awards and badges may be worn on the AFJROTC uniform under the ribbons on the left pocket flap of the light blue shirt or below the ribbons on the service dress coat.

 Shoulder Patch

Wear of the AFJROTC official shoulder patch is mandatory on all uniforms except the raincoat, overcoat, and all-weather coat. Cadets enrolled in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and AFJROTC who use the same uniform for both activities may wear the CAP wing patch on the right shoulder and the AFJROTC patch on the left shoulder with the AFJROTC shoulder patch taking precedence.  NOTE: Ola’s unit patch will be worn on right shoulder if CAP patch is not worn.

 

 

 

 

 

 Shoulder Cords

Cadets are authorized to wear one shoulder cord on the left shoulder. Wear the shoulder cord only on light blue shirt and the service dress coat. The SASI will designate criteria on who may wear shoulder cords. Colors to denote different honors or leadership positions may be used. Criteria and shoulder cord colors are described below. On the service dress coat, cords should be pinned to the shoulder with the pin hidden beneath the cord. The following cords are authorized for GA-20102 cadets:

1. Senior Staff
2. Command Support Staff
3. Squadron Commanders
4. Superintendents and First Sergeant
5. Flight Commanders
6. Flight Sergeants
7. NCOICs
8. Color Guard
9. Honor Guard Commander
10. Armed/Unarmed Drill Team Commanders  

11. Armed/Unarmed Drill Team Members
12. Saber Team Commander and Team Members
13. Kitty Hawk Air Society Commander and Members
14. Outstanding Cadet(s)of the Month

 
 
Shoulder tabs

Shoulder tabs are cloth arches denoting participation in a JROTC activity. Cadets are authorized to wear one shoulder tab on the right shoulder of the service dress coat, lightweight bluejacket and the light blue shirt, centered between the unit patch and the shoulder seam. Tabs will have the name of the activity on them (e.g., drill team, saber team, honor guard, etc.). If no unit patch is worn, tab should be worn 1 inch below the shoulder seam. If a unit patch is worn, shoulder tab should be centered between the unit patch and the shoulder seam. Only cloth shoulder tabs are authorized. Shoulder tabs are optional. The SASI will designate which activities will be denoted by shoulder tabs and set the criteria for each.

 

 overview of medals and ribbons

            (an* represents a new ribbon or a name change).

A. Special awards

1. Gold Valor Award

2. Silver Valor Award

3. Cadet Humanitarian Award

*4. Community Service with Excellence Award

 

         B. National awards

              5. Air Force Association Award

                  6. Daedalian Award

                  7. American Legion Scholastic Award

                  8. American Legion General Military Excellence Award

                  9. Daughters of the American Revolution Award

                  10. American Veterans Award

                  11. Reserve Officers Association Award

                  12. Military Order of World Wars Award

                  13. Military Officers Association Award(formerly called “The Retired Officers                              Association Award”)

                  14. Veterans of Foreign Wars Award

                  15. National Sojourners Award

                  16. Sons of the American Revolution Award

                  17. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award

                  18. Military Order of the Purple Heart Award

                  19. Air Force Sergeants Association Award

                  20. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award

                  *20a. . Celebrate Freedom Foundation/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University JROTC Award

                  21. Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award

                 *22. The Retired Enlisted Association Award

 

         C. AFJROTC Awards

              23. Outstanding Cadet Ribbon

                   24. Leadership Ribbon

                   25. Achievement Ribbon

                   26. Superior Performance Ribbon

                   27. Distinguished Unit Award

                   28. Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp Ribbon (use the same ribbon as the Leadership School Ribbon and add the H device)

                   29. Top Performer Award

                   30. Academic Ribbon

                   31. Outstanding Flight Award

                 32. Leadership School Ribbon

                 33. Drill Competition Ribbon

                 34. Orienteering Competition Ribbon

                 35. Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon

                 36. Drill Team Ribbon

                 37. Color Guard Ribbon

                 38. Saber Team Ribbon

                 39. Service Ribbon

                 *40. Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C)Ribbon (formerly called the “Physical Fitness Ribbon”)

                 41. Recruiting Ribbon

                 42. Activities Ribbon

                 43. Attendance Ribbon

                 44. Good Conduct Ribbon

                 45. Dress and Appearance Ribbon

                 46. Longevity Ribbon

 

            D. CIVIL AIR PATROL(CAP) AWARDS

 

                 47. General Carl Spaatz Award

                 48. General Ira C. Eaker Award

                 49. Amelia Earhart Award

                 50. General Billy Mitchell Award

                 51. General J.F. Curry Achievement Award

 

NOTE: Badges or insignia from Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or any other non-AFJROTC group are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform. Badges, ribbons or insignia from middle school programs such as Youth Leadership Corps are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform.

 
 
Criteria and Order of Precedence of Medals and Ribbons

      

         1.Gold Valor Award - The Gold Valor Award recognizes the most outstanding voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and personal bravery by a cadet involving conspicuous risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate.

 

            Forward recommendations for valor awards through HQ AFOATS/JROS for review and approval within 6 months of the incident. Include a detailed    description of the situation, newspaper clippings (if available), statements by victims and observers, and any other information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition, submit a proposed citation to accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor award to AFOATS/JR for final approval.Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the citation, medal, and ribbon for presentation.

 

                  

2. Silver Valor Award - The Silver Valor Award is awarded to a cadet for a voluntary act of heroism which does not meetthe risk-of-life requirements of the Gold Valor Award. Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate.

Forward recommendations for valor awards through HQ AFOATS/JROS for review and approval within 6 months of the incident. Include a detailed description of the situation, newspaper clippings (if available), statements by victims and observers, and any other information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition, submit a proposed citation to accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor award to AFOATS/JR for final approval. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the citation, medal, and ribbon for presentation.

3. Cadet Humanitarian Award It is intended to recognize cadets who provide aid in response to a singular extraordinary event such as a natural disaster or other catastrophe that has placed or has the potential to place a hardship on their fellow citizens. Award consists of a ribbon and certificate.

 

            Forward recommendations for humanitarian awards to HQAFOATS/JROS for review and approval within 6 months of the     
           incident. Include a detailed description of the situation, newspaper clippings (if available), statements by victims and observers,    
           and any other information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility.In addition, submit a proposed 17 citation to accompany the 
           award. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROSdistributes the citation and ribbon for presentation.

 

See Ribbon Guide for Picture


 
 

 

4.Community Service with Excellence Award - It is intended to recognize those individual cadets who provide significant leadership in the planning,organizing, directing, and executing of a major unit community service project that greatly benefit the local community. This is not an award given to participants but to the key leader(s) of the project.  AFJROTC Instructor is the approving official and must print off the certificate of recognition from HQ Library | Certificates and order the ribbon for presentation.

 




5. Air Force Association (AFA) Award - This AFA-sponsored award is presented annually to the outstanding third-year cadet. The award recipient must possess/meet the following personal Characteristics and eligibility criteria:Positive attitude (toward AFJROTC and school), outstanding personal appearance(uniform and grooming), display personal attributes such as initiative,judgment, and self-confidence, courteous demeanor (promptness, obedience, and respect for customs), growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change), possess the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions, rank in the top 5% in their AFJROTC class, and rank in the top 10% of their academic class.  Be recommended by the SASI for the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon. NOTE: The SASI, as chairman, with the ASI and other faculty members, selects the recipient by 1 April. Upon selection, the SASI requests the award from the Director of ROTC Affairs, Air Force Association.


 

6. Daedalian Award - The Order of Daedalians is a fraternity of commissioned pilots from all military services.It is named after the legendary figure, Daedalus, and was organized by WWI military pilots who sought to perpetuate the spirit of patriotism, love of country, and the high ideals of self-sacrifice which place service to the nation above personal safety and position. This award is offered to encourage the development of these traits in cadets and to interest them in a military career. This annual award recognizes one outstanding third-year cadet at each unit that meets the following criteria: demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service to the nation,indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career, rank in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class, rank in the top 20% of their school class. NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient and requests the award from the nearest Daedalian Flight. A minimum of 90 days’notice is required to allow the local chapter to obtain the award from their national headquarters and to schedule a Daedalian Flight presenter for the award.

 

 

 

 

         7.American Legion scholastic Award - This award is presented annually to one third- or fourth-year cadet(in a             4-year program) based on the cadet’s overall scholastic achievements. Each cadet must: Rank in the top 10% of the high school class, rank in             the top 25% of their AS class, demonstrate leadership qualities, and actively participate in student activities. This award consists of a bronze             medal accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment   depicting a scholastic scroll. NOTE: The SASI, as chairman, with             the ASI and at east one faculty member, selects the recipient and must request the award not later than 15 April. The award devices and             presenter can be requested from the nearest American Legion Post. If there is no local post, contact the American Legion   Headquarters.              

 

7a. American Legion General Military Excellence Award - This award is presented annually to one third- or fourth-year cadet based on the cadet general military excellence. Each cadet must: rank in the top 25%of the high school class, rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class,demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline,character, and citizenship. This award consists of a bronze medal accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a torch. NOTE: The SASI and principal select the recipient and must request the award and a presenter not later than 1 March. The award devices and presenter can be requested from the nearest DAR chapter.

 

8. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)Award - This award is presented annually to one fourth-year cadet that meets the following criteria: rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class, rank in the top 25% of their high school class, demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character, demonstrate adherence to military discipline,possess leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of JROTC training.  This award consists of a bronze medal and ribbon. NOTE: The SASI and principal select the recipient and must request the award and a presenter not later than 1 March. The award devices and presenter can be requested from the nearest DAR chapter.

 

9. American Veterans (AMVETS) Award - This award is presented annually to one qualified cadet that possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as: a positive attitude toward Air Force JROTC programs and service in the Air Force, personal appearance (wearing of the uniform, posture,and grooming, personal attributes (initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence), officer potential (capacity for responsibility, adaptability,and maintenance of high personal standards), obtained a grade of "A"in their AFJROTC class, be in good scholastic standing in all classes at the time of selection and at the time of presentation. This award consists of a medal pendant and ribbon. NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient of the award and submits a brief nomination letter and biographical sketch of the cadet to the state AMVETS department where the school is located. An AMVETS representative should make the presentation if a participating local post or department representative is available.


 

 

10. Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Award - This award is presented annually for military and academic achievement to an outstanding fourth-year cadet The recipient must possess individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as: positive attitude toward the AS curriculum, outstanding personal appearance (wear of the uniform, posture, and grooming), attributes of initiative, judgment, and self- confidence, courtesy (promptness, obedience,and respect), growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity,adaptability to change), demonstrate the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions, rank in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class. This award consists of a bronze medal,ribbon, and certificate.  The SASI, as chairman, with the ASI and at least one faculty member, selects the recipient of the award. The local ROA chapter contacts each ASI before 15 September and furnishes the name of the ROA representative for presentation purposes. If no contact is made by 15 September, the SASI must communicate directly with the National Headquarters of the Reserve Officers Association.

 

 

 

 

         11.Military Order of World Wars Award - This award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet

         who has committed to continue the aerospace science program the following school year.   Selection is based on
         outstanding accomplishments or service to the AFJROTC unit. This award consists of a bronze medal pendant,certificate, and
            ribbon. NOTE:The SASI, with the concurrence of the principal, selects the recipient and completes the Military Order of the World Wars
            (MOWW) citation by summarizing the cadet’s outstanding accomplishments or service to the unit. The citation and request for the medal,
            certificate, and ribbon are sent to the nearest local chapter of the MOWW. The SASI will make arrangements for a MOWW
            representative to  make the presentation at an appropriate ceremony. If a local chapter is unavailable,contact the MOWW National
            Headquarters. See award points of contact. If a member is not available, any active, reserve, or retired commissioned officer may present
            the award.

 




 

12. Military Officers Association of America(MOAA) Award - This award, formerly known as The Retired Officers Association Award, consists of a medal pendant with ribbon. This award is presented annually to an outstanding third-year cadet who shows exceptional potential for military leadership. Each cadet must: be a member of the junior class, be in good academic standing, be of high moral character, show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country,and show exceptional potential for military leadership.  NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient subject to the final approval of the sponsoring MOAA chapter. The SASI requests the award devices from the nearest MOAA chapter. A MOAA representative will make the award presentation. If a MOAA chapter is not available in the area, the SASI sends the request to the MOAA headquarters.

 

13.Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award - This award presented annually to an outstanding third- or fourth-year cadet who is actively engaged in the AFJROTC program and who possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership. Each cadet must: have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC, have outstanding militar ybearing and conduct, possess strong positive personal attributes (such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality, respect, and cooperation), demonstrate patriotism (being a member of the color guard or drill team) and actively promote Americanism, demonstrate leadership potential, attain a grade of "B"in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of "C" in all subjects for the previous semester, be active in student activities, not have been previous recipients of this award. This award consists of a medal pendant with ribbon.  NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient subject to the final approval of the sponsoring VFW chapter. The SASI requests the award from the nearest local post in February for presentation in April or May. A VFW representative will present the award at an appropriate ceremony. If no local post is available, or if the local post does not offer the award,obtain information by contacting the headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

 

14. National Sojourners Award - This award is presented annually recognizing an outstanding second or third-year cadet who contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the corps of cadets and on campus. Each cadet must: be in the top 25% of their academic class, encourage and demonstrate ideals of Americanism, demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership, not have previously received the award.  This award consists of a ribbon, medal pendant, and certificate. NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient subject to the final approval of the sponsoring National Sojourners chapter. The SASI requests the award from the nearest local chapter in February for presentation in April or May. A representative from the National Sojourners will make the award presentation at an appropriate ceremony. If no local chapter is available or if the local chapter does not offer the award, contact the headquarters of the National Sojourners.

         15.Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award -   This award recognizes an outstanding          third-year cadet. The recipient must exhibit a high degree of leadership,military bearing, and all-around excellence in          AFJROTC studies and not have previously received the award. Each cadet must: be currently enrolled in the               AFJROTC program, be in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class, be in the top 25%of their overall class. This award             consists of a bronze medal with ribbon. NOTE: The SASI and the Principal select the recipient of the award not later than 1 March. The             SAR national headquarters furnishes the secretary of each applicable SAR state organization a list of the AFJROTC units in their state.                   A representative of SAR will present the award and correspond directly with each   unit within their area. The SASI makes arrangements             for presentation with the applicable state society or local chapter.

 

16. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award- This award annually recognizes an outstanding third-year cadet. Each cadet must: contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participation in extracurricular activities or community projects, demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of class, demonstrate the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism, not have been a previous recipient of this award. This award consists of a medal,ribbon, and certificate. NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient and requests the award from the nearest Scottish Rite Valley of the Southern Jurisdiction at anytime during the calendar year. With a 30-day notice, a representative of the Scottish Rite Valley of the Southern Jurisdiction will make the presentation a tan appropriate ceremony. If no local unit is available, or if the local unit does not offer the award, obtain information by contacting the national headquarters of the Scottish Rite Valley of the Southern Jurisdiction. The star worn on the ribbon must be procured with private or unit funds and will not be furnished by the sponsoring organization.

17.Military Order of the Purple Heart Award - This award annually recognizes an outstanding third- or fourth-year cadet who demonstrates leadership ability. Each cadet must: have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC and country, hold a leadership position in the cadet corps, be active in school and community affairs, attain a grade of "B" or better in all subjects for the previous semester,not have been a previous recipient of this award. This award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon.  NOTE: The SASI selects the recipient and requests the award from the nearest Military Order of the Purple Heart unit in February for presentation in April or May. A representative of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will make the presentation at an appropriate ceremony. If no local unit is available, or if the local unit does not offer the award, obtain information by contacting the national headquarters of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
 

 

18. Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)Award - This award recognizes an outstanding third- or fourth-year cadet.The recipient must demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership,discipline, character, and citizenship. Each cadet must: be in the top 25% of the AFJROTC class, demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership,discipline, character, and citizenship, not have been a previous recipient of this award. This annual award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon. NOTE: The SASI, as chairperson, with the ASI, recommends the recipient of the award at least 60 days prior to the desired presentation date, but not later than 15 April. The SASI requests the award and an AFSA presenter from the nearest AFSA chapter. If information on the nearest chapter is not available, or if there is no active AFSA chapter in the area, the SASI will contact the AFSA international headquarters to obtain the name and address of the division president whose area of responsibility is nearest the requesting school.

See Ribbon Guide for Picture

 

 


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19. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Award- This award recognizes one deserving cadet annually (may be first, second,third, or fourth year cadet). The recipient must display a high degree of patriotism and have demonstrated a high degree of academic excellence and leadership ability. This award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon. NOTE: The SASI and ASI select the recipient and must request presentation materials from a local camp or the respective SUVCW state department. The contact information for the state departments or local camps is located on the SUVCW website.


 

 

20. Celebrate Freedom Foundation/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University JROTC Award - This ribbon goes to a second or third year cadet who has a positive attitude, outstanding persona lappearance, displays initiative, judgment, self- confidence, promptness,obedience and respect for customs.

21.Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) Air Force JROTC Cadet Award - This award is presented annually to two cadets. Cadets may be first-year,second-year, or third-year cadets and must meet the following criteria:attain a grade of "B" or better in their AFJROTC class, be in good academic standing, actively participate in cadet corps activities, participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs. This TAI sponsored award consists of a ribbon and a certificate.  NOTE: The SASI and ASI select the recipients. This award is mailed to all units proactively by AFJROTC Unit SC-065, C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy not later than 1 March .AFJROTC Unit SC-065, C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy will mail all award devices and certificates in one mass mailing. A follow-up report is required after the award is presented. Provide SC-065 the names and grades of the recipients and date award was presented on the supplied mail back form.


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22. The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)Award - Awarded annually, at the SASI's discretion, for exceptional leadership to the most outstanding AFJROTC cadet while serving in an Enlisted Rank. The selected enlisted cadet must have shown outstanding leadership throughout the course of the school year. This award consists of a medal set with ribbon and a certificate from TREA.

 

23. Outstanding Cadet Ribbon - Awarded annually at the SASI's discretion to the outstanding first-year, second-year,third-year, and fourth-year cadet. The recipients must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military potential,  attain academic and military excellence, and be involved in the cadet corps.

 

24. Leadership Ribbon - Awarded at the SASI's discretion for outstanding performance in a position of leadership as an AFJROTC cadet in corps training activities. Limit this ribbon to 5 percent of the eligible group to ensure recognition of cadets who have consistently displayed outstanding leadership ability above and beyond expected performance.

25.Achievement Ribbon - Awarded for a significant achievement as deemed appropriate by the SASI. Limit this ribbon to 5 percent of the cadet corps.Individuals may not receive more than one ribbon during a 1-year period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

26. Superior Performance Ribbon - Awarded annually at the SASI's discretion for outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of AFJROTC. Present the ribbon for a single or sustained performance of a superior nature. Limit this ribbon to 10 percent of the cadet corps to ensure recognition of achievements and services which are clearly outstanding and exceptional when compared to achievements and accomplishments of other cadets.

 

 

27. Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) - Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the DUA. Units have to set and accomplish goals for the year to attain this award. AFJROTC Operations Support will post specific criteria for this award annually in the Wings Distinguished Unit Award folder. NOTE: If DUA is won by unit in multiple years then consecutive awards are denoted by single oak leaf clusters for each additional award.

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28. Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp Ribbons. -Awarded for attendance at Honors Camp. This award consists of a Leadership School Ribbon with an “H” device and will be provided by HQ AFJROTC at the Honors Camp site.

 

28a. Top Performer Award - The Cadet Top Performer Award is a Headquarters, AFJROTC award presented to a maximum of 2%of the current cadet corps. All currently enrolled cadets may be considered. Specificconsideration should be given to cadets not previously recognized for superiorperformance. The award will recognize a cadet's performance in the followingkey areas: Leadership and job performance: in primary duty and specifically inpreparation for the unit's triennial assessment. Leadership qualities:involvement and positions held in extracurricular activities. Academicperformance: nominee must be in good academic standing in all high schoolcourse work. Significant self- improvement. Community involvement. Otheraccomplishments. NOTE: ASASI may nominate candidates to their respective Area Administrator. AreaAdministrators will present awards to nominees during their visit unlesspersonal observation of the cadet warrants otherwise.  Ribbons will be available from HQ AFJROTC anddistributed to the Area Administrators for presentation. The award consists ofa certificate and a ribbon, which may be presented by the Area Administratorduring the visit or the SASI if the cadet(s) is unavailable due to classscheduling conflict, etc. The ribbon may be worn for the duration of a cadet’stenure in AFJROTC.

 

 

29. Academic Ribbon - Awarded foracademic excellence as signified by attaining an overall grade point average ofat least "B" for one academic semester, in addition to an"A" average in AFJROTC.

 

 

30. Outstanding Flight Ribbon - Awarded eachacademic semester to members of the outstanding flight under criteriadetermined by the SASI and ASI(s).

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30A. LeadershipSchool Ribbon. Awarded for completion of an approved leadership schoolprogram of at least 5 days duration. Add an “H” Device for completion of an AirForce Honors Camp (provided by HQ AFJROTC at camp site). Add a silver star foroutstanding performance or leadership ability at a Leadership School. Limit thestar to 10 percent of the class. This ribbon may only be earned once.

 

 

31. Drill Competition Ribbon - Awarded to drillteam members for placing first, second, third, fourth, or fifth place in an AirForce or Joint Service drill meet. Compete at State, AF Nationals, or Armed Forces Nationals.

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31A. Orienteering Competition Ribbon. Awarded to team members for placing first, second, third, fourth, or fifth place inan orienteering meet.

 

 

32. Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon- Awarded at theSASI’s discretion for leadership in AFJROTC co-curricular activities (such asdining-in chairperson, military ball chairperson, etc.). The recipient must havedemonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving objectives through thecoordinated efforts of others. This award may be earned a maximum of fourtimes. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each additionalaward.

 

 

33. Drill Team Ribbon - Awarded fordistinguished participation in all drill meets and attended 40 drill teampractices per academic year. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year ofqualifying membership beginning with the second year.  Compete at State, AF Nationals, or ArmedForces Nationals.

 

 

34. Color Guard Ribbon - Awarded fordistinguished participation in all drill meets or completion of 10 color guarddetails and attended 40 drill team or 20 color guard practices per academic year.An oak leaf clustershould be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginningwith the second year. Compete at State, AF Nationals, or Armed ForcesNationals.

 

 

 

35. Saber Team Ribbon - Awarded fordistinguished participation in at least 10 saber team details or participate in75% of details for the year and attended 20 saber team practices per academicyear. An oak leaf clustershould be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginningwith the second year.

 

36. Service Ribbon - Awarded at theSASI's discretion for distinctive performance in school, community service, orAFJROTC service projects (40 hours). Limit to members whose activeparticipation in a service project contributed significantly to the goals ofthe organization. Participationin Drill Teams, Saber Team or Color Guard does not qualify for the serviceribbon.

 

37. ExtremeExcellence Challenge (E2C) Ribbon - Awarded by the SASI forparticipation in the Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C) physical fitnessprogram. All cadets who participate in the E2C program will receive thePhysical Fitness Ribbon. The Bronze Star device will be awarded and worn on theribbon to any cadet scoring in the 80-89 percentile in the E2C program. If acadet earns a percentile score of 90-99 they will wear a Silver Star. If theyreceive a perfect 100 percent they will wear the Gold Star on the ribbon. The percentiles are computedautomatically under E2C Assessment in Wings. You have to load the initialbaseline exercises and then the end of semester/year exercises.  Cadets can also receive the E2C ribbon bycompleting the Walk-it-Out program of walking 216 miles with in a semester. SeeWalk-it-Out program guidelines for details verifying mileage.  Cadets can also receive the E2C ribbon bymeeting or exceeding the 1-mile run standard of 6-minutues for boys and 8-minutesfor girls as well as completing Summer DrillLeadership School and Summer Leadership School.

 

 

 



 

38. Recruiting Ribbon - Awarded foroutstanding effort in support of unit recruiting activities. Cadets can earnthe recruiting ribbon in two ways:  1)Actively participate in at least two recruiting events during the school yearor 2) recruit one new member into the program. The new member must remain in the program the entire semester recruitedand enrolled.

 

 

39. Activities Ribbon - Awarded for participation in co-curricularactivities other than Drill, Color Guard, and Saber teams. Theseinclude, but are not limited to orienteering teams, model rocketry clubs,AFJROTC academic teams, AFJROTC sports teams, or other AFJROTC extra-curricularactivities. (8 activities per semester). Anoak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of membershipbeginning with the second year.  The SASI awards this ribbon based on informationgathered from cadet service tracking log.

 

 

40. Attendance Ribbon - Awarded to cadetswith no more than 4 excused absences and no unexcused absences in an academic semester.

 

41. Good Conduct Ribbon - Awarded to cadetswith no suspensions (ISS, OSS) of any kind, no adverse reports from other staffor faculty in an academic term, if approved by the SASI. Zero negative 341spulled during semester.

 

42. Dress and Appearance Ribbon - Awarded forwearing uniform on all designated uniform days and conforming to all AFJROTC dressand appearance standards, with an average uniform grade of 90 or above, ifapproved by the SASI.

 

43. Longevity Ribbon - Awarded forcompletion of each year of AFJROTC. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year ofmembership beginning with the second year.  

See Ribbon Guide for Picture

 

 

 

 


44. CAP Awards. Onlyfive CAP ribbons (General Carl Spaatz Award, General Ira C. Eaker Award, AmeliaEarhart Award, General Billy Mitchell Award, and the General J. F. CurryAchievement Award) may be worn on the AFJROTC uniform. Units should contact thenearest CAP unit to obtain awards, invite presenters, or obtain any guidance oncriteria or presentation. A unit locator can be found athttp://www.cap.gov/join/unitlocator/html

 Devices- Additionalawards of ribbons will be indicated by the addition of clusters. Wear a maximumof four devices on each ribbon. Place silver devices to the wearer's right ofbronze devices. Replace the bronze device with a silver device after receipt ofthe fifth bronze device. Place clusters horizontally and tilt slightly downwardto the wearer's right to allow maximum number of clusters and other devices onthe ribbon. Tilt all or none. If all devices do not fit on a single ribbon,wear a second ribbon. When future awards reduce devices to a single ribbon,remove the second ribbon.

 drillteam, colors, and saber team rope and tap requirements

a.     Rope:

1.     Meet evaluation board and demonstrateability to perform all required drill movement as outlines in establishedmanuals for drill, color, and/or sabers.

2.     Attend and complete 10 drill, color,or saber practices.

3.     Meet standards of military discipline,conduct, customs & courtesies, respect of others, and military bearing.

4.     Log in all practices times on day ofpractice

5.     Only have one absence (excused orunexcused).

6.     Complete in three drill competitions orparticipate in five color guard or saber details.

 

b.     Taps: (Meet requirements for Ropefirst)

1.     Drill Team or Color Guard Team placein the Top 5 places at a drill meet for Armed & Unarmed Color Guard, Armed& Unarmed Drill, Armed & Unarmed Inspection, Armed & Unarmed Solo,Dual, or Team Exhibition in two drill meets or complete 10 color guard details.

 

2.     Log in all results on day of event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFJROTC AwardContacts

 

Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) JROTC Video Contest

1501Lee Highway Arlington VA 22209-1198 Phone: 800-291-8480 Fax: 703-247-5853

Email:AEFStaff@aef.org Web site: www.aef.org/ POC: Lynette Cross Email: lcross@afa.org

Local: TBD

 

Air Commando Association Award: ?

Local: TBD

 

Air Force Association Award

Managerof National Aerospace Awards Air Force Association 1501 Lee Highway ArlingtonVA 22209-1190

Phone:703-247-5800 ext 4807 Fax: 703-247-5853 Email: lcross@afa.org Web Site:www.afa.org POC: Lynette Cross

Local: Arthur Johnson, drart03@aol.com; davidklinkicht3@bellsouth.net, ldbluhm@gmail.com

 

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Achievement Award

Ifno local chapter, contact AFSA International Headquarters 5211 Auth RoadSuitland MD 20746 Phone: 800-638-0594 ext 288 Fax: 301-899-8136 Email: staff@AFSAHQ.org

Website: www.afsahq.org/ POC: Alsobrooks, Brandon

Local: Brandon Alsobrooks,balsobrooks@hqafsa.org afsadiv4vp@gmail.com, 301-899-3500 ext 230

 

American Legion General Military Excellence Award

Iflocal post not available, contact American Legion National HeadquartersNational Security Division 1608 K Street NW Washington DC 20006-2847

Phone:202861-2700 ext: 1503 Fax: 202-861-2728  

Website: www.legion.org/ POC: Roshawn Treadwell

Local: TBD

 

American Legion Scholastic Award

Iflocal post not available, contact American Legion National HeadquartersNational Security Division 1608 K Street NW Washington DC 20006-2847 Phone:202-861-2700 ext: 1503 Fax 202-861-2728 Web site: www.legion.org/

Local: TBD

 

American Modeling Association Wings

5161E Memorial Drive Attn: Supply & SVC (Item #2088) Muncie IN 47302 The wingsmust be purchased with your own funds. The last quoted price we had was 1-24Wings $2.00 each; 25-99 Wings $1.75; 99 and more lower cost Phone: 800-435-9262ext 522  Web site: www.modelaircraft.org/POC: Steve Weaver

Email:stevew@modelaircraft.org

Local: TBD

 

America Veterans (AMVETS) Award

Ifstate chapter not available, contact: AMVETS National Headquarters ROTCPrograms Coordinator 4647 Forbes Blvd Lanham MD 20706-9961 Phone: 301-459-9600Fax: 301-459-7924 Web site: www.amvets.org/

Local: Rick Hinzes770-745-4217

 

 

CelebrateFreedom Foundation: ?

Local: TBD

 

Daedalian Award If local flight not available, contact Order ofDaedalians PO Box 249 Randolph AFB TX 78148-0249 Phone: 210-945-2111 Fax:210-945-2112  Email:daedalus@daedalians.org

Website: www.daedalians.org/ POC: Maureen DeFelice

Local: David Jones dmjonez@gmail.com

 

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award

Iflocal chapter not available, contact National Defense Committee, NSDAR 1776 DStreet NW Washington DC 20006-5392 Phone: 202-628-1776 ext 292 Web site: www.dar.org/

Email:vholmes@dar.org POC: Valerie Holmes

Local: Anne Gauthier, jtgauthier@yahoo.com

 

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) National Awards Program (Essay Contest)Awards Department Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge 1601 Valley Forge RoadValley Forge PA 19482-0706 Phone: 800-896-5488 ext 234 Comm: 610-933-8825 FAX:610-935-0522 Email: ffvf@ffvf.org Web site: www.ffvf.org/

POC:Carolyn Santanjelo  Email: csantangelo@ffvf.org

Local: None

 

JROTC Esprit De Corps Award:

Local: Marine Corps Recruiter

 

JROTC Marine Corps Leadership Award:

Local: Marine Corps Recruiter

 

The Military Officers Association Award

Iflocal chapter not available, contact The Retired Officers Association 201 NWashington Street Alexandria VA 22314-2529 Phone: 800-234-6622 Web site: www.troa.org/Email:chapters@moaa.org

Local: Karl Wingard, Atlanta Chapter kwingard@juno.com 770-492-1974

 

Military Order of the Purple Heart Award

Ifno local unit available, contact Military Order of the Purple Heart 5413-BBlacklick Road Springfield VA 22151 Phone: 703-642-5360 Fax: 703-642-2054Email: info@purpleheart.org

Website: www.purpleheart.org/ POC: Stewart McKeown Email : smckeown@purpleheart.org

Local: TBD

 

Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) If no local unit available, contactNational Headquarters, Military Order of the World Wars 435 N Lee StreetAlexandria VA 22314-2301 Phone: 730-683-4911 Fax: 703-683-4501

Email:mow@comcast.net Web site. www.militaryorder.net

Local: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Sojourners Award

Ifno local chapter or local chapter does not offer award, Contact NationalSojourners 8301 E Blvd Drive Alexandria VA 22308-1399 Phone: 703-765-5000 Fax:703-765-8390 Email: nationalsoj@juno.com www.nationalsojourners.org/

POC:Renee Malzahn

Local: Phil Walker,pwalker@mindspring.com

 

Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Award

LocalROA chapter contacts each ASI before 15 Sep and furnishes name of ROArepresentative. If contact is not made by 15 Sep, SASI must contact NationalHeadquarters, Reserve Officers Association 1 Constitution Avenue NE WashingtonDC 20002-5655 Phone: 800-809-9448 ext 731 Web site: www.roa.org/ POC: RichardBooth

Email:rbooth@roa.org

Local: Duane Richards724-822-5165, <duanerichards2@comcast.net>

 

*The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Award If no local chapterexists contact TREA and speak to Mr. Bob Rolloff at 1-800-338-9337 or write to:1111 South Abilene Court Aurora, CO 80012-4909 FAX: 303-752-0835

WEBSite: www.trea.org TREA email: treahq@trea.org

Local: TBD

 

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Iflocal chapter does not offer award, contact Scottish Rite JROTC AmericanismMedal Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction,USA 1733 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington DC 20009-3103 Phone: 202-232-3579 FAX:202-387-1843 Web site: www.srmason-sj.org/

Local: 404-344-9674 CharlesBeasley -  scv1289@mindspring.com404-873-3659 Williams Miles

 

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award

TheNational Headquarters, Sons of the American Revolution 1000 S 4th StreetLouisville KY 40203-3292 Phone: 502-589-1776 Fax: 502-589-1671 Voice mail:502-589-1779

Website: www.sar.org/

Local: James A. ‘Tony’Martin jam42@comcast.net or ptljessl@charter.net770-254-8579

 

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Award If local chapter doesnot offer award, contact Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War P.O. Box 1865,Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105 Phone: 717-232-7000

Website:www.suvcw.org

Local: TBD

 

Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award AFJROTC Unit SC-065,C.A. Johnson High School will provide this award without unitsrequesting. Do not e-mail, fax, telephone or write for the award. Contact theSC-065 if award is not received by 15 March. Only two award devices andcertificates will be provided.

Local: None

 

US Army Recruiting Command Award:

USArmy Recruiter

Local: Reginald Maxwell770-951-2834

 

US Army Reserves Scholar AthleteProgram Award:

USArmy Recruiter

Local: Reginald Maxwell770-951-2834

 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) AWARD

Ifno local unit available, contact Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US 406 West34th Street Kansas City MO 64111-2736 Phone: 816-756-3390 ext 220 Fax: 816-968-1149 Email: info@vfw.org

Website: www.vfw.org/ POC: Susan Wilson Email: swilson@vfw.org

Local: 478-474-3737adjgavfw@yahoo.com

Last Modified on August 4, 2014