Our Chapter gives out National Defense Awards every year!
The Bronze JROTC Medal
The Bronze JROTC Medal is awarded to either a junior or senior student in a high school/secondary school JROTC program, one medal per year. For consolidated JROTC programs, one medal may be awarded to an outstanding cadet from each school participating in the program. Medals are worn according to JROTC protocol.
The Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal
The Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal is awarded to a cadet for participation in a non-ROTC, or non-JROTC military-affiliated cadet program funded by a school or private organization, or a cadet in a police, fire, or emergency medical services (EMS) department volunteer training program.
Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Civil Air Patrol, National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC), American Cadet Alliance (ACA), Young Marines, National Middle School Cadet Corps (NMSCC), U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps, Joint Military Cadets of America (JMCA), and United States Cadet Corps, or police, firefighting, or EMS cadet training programs.
A recipient is recommended to the local DAR chapter by the unit commander or program supervisor. (One medal per year per cadet unit.) Medals are worn according to cadet program protocol.
Other Awards and Medals
DAR Distinguished Citizen Medals are awarded to emergency first responders, emergency health responders, active duty military and veterans of the armed forces, and citizens who have contributed to the defense and security of the nation, state or local community in an exceptional manner.
Community Service Awards are presented on local, state, and national levels to individuals and groups who have contributed to their communities in an outstanding voluntary, heroic, civil, or benevolent manner, or who have participated in or organized community activities.
DAR Good Citizens Awards and Scholarships recognize and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.
DAR Youth Citizenship Medals foster among schoolchildren a greater appreciation of the qualities of citizenship that Americans must possess if our country is to remain sovereign and independent. These medals are presented to children in grades 5-11 who are dedicated to honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The medal may also be awarded to youth service and patriotic organizations or members who fulfill these qualities (such as scouts, police cadets and other community service organizations).
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