ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program
The SAR awards the JROTC/ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the“Citizen-soldier”, exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War Days.
The Silver ROTC Medal is presented only to students in a college or university ROTC unit.
The Bronze JROTC Medal is presented only to students in secondary school JROTC units.
The current Texas SAR program is a cost sharing program which helps the smaller chapters with the expense of the medals. The chapter is responsible to purchase one medal for every 25 members or fraction thereof, and for any new schools they will add next year. Membership is determined by report received from the Texas SAR secretary at the August BOM. The Texas SAR will purchase both the chapter purchased and the Texas SAR cost sharing medals at the Fall NSSAR trustees meeting. These medals will be available for purchase/pickup starting at the fall BOM meeting, March Annual meeting, or by making arrangements with the chairman of the committee to send them, with additional handling costs charged to the chapter.
In order to participate in this program and enable us to order the correct number of medals, the chapters must present the following information to the Chairman of the Texas SAR JROTC/ROTC Committee by August 1 of each year. (Please forward in excel format if you can.)
Name of School with zip code
Chapter contact for this program
The total amount of medals should equal what you report on the annual report submitted in December of each year.
The Enhanced JROTC Program
In addition, there is the enhanced JROTC program which follows the information, forms and rules, available at the National Society Web Site. A signed release form must accompany each entry or it will be disqualified. No Social Security number is to be placed on this work!!!!!!!
The enhanced JROTC program is for Outstanding cadets in their JUNIOR 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 Texas SAR ENHANCED JROTC recipient will receive a Scholarship of $2500.00 at the State Conference. Conference location information can be obtained from the Events section of the Texas SAR web site.
The closing date for the receipt of the completed application is February 1 of each year. Applications are to be submitted to the Chairman, Texas SAR JROTC Committee.
The Texas SAR recipient will be submitted to National as the state candidate. The National Award is an additional $1000.00 and is awarded to the winner from the applicants submitted by the states.
The Enhanced JROTC Program winner will be reimbursed according to the Travel and Convention Expense Allowance schedule for travel to the Texas SAR state convention.
Award recipients are responsible for any/all other costs including additional meals. If there are any questions about reimbursements, please contact the Chairman of your respective contest.