(Award of the Bronze JROTC Medal described above does not involve the essay.) A Nomination Form and Endorsements (Recommendations) from the SMI and the school Principal are also required.The Principal’s Endorsement must also verify the Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Standing of the cadet.The JROTC Enhanced Program; i.e., the “Outstanding Cadet (OC)” program, requires that a cadet write an original 500-700 word essay in addition to meeting the above listed criteria.
For ROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen, one medal will be awarded each year.
For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit.
The winning entry for the Chapter is submitted to the Alabama Society in early to mid-January of each year.
If selected as the state winner, the student and two accompanying adults are invited to attend the Alabama Society State Convention held in late February or March.
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) conducts two JROTC programs and one ROTC program through Chapter and Alabama Society.
These awards are presented by the Chapter, the Alabama Society, or the National Society to JROTC and ROTC cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.The medal is approved by the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force.Each service has notified its ROTC units of this approval and has authorized presentation to its cadets or midshipmen.The Convention’s Saturday evening banquet meal is provided free to the state winner and accompanying adult(s).Mileage, room, and meal expenses (i.e., ‘travel’ expenses) up to a total of 5 (amount may vary), if requested, are also paid to the state winner for attending the State Convention.The National winner would also read their essay at the Youth Awards Luncheon held during the National Congress.The winning essay will also be published in the SAR Magazine.The Chapter selects one cadet to represent them in the Alabama Society competition.The cadet that wins the Chapter or Alabama Society competition should not be awarded the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal.The recipients are selected by the Senior Military Instructor (SMI) or Commanding Officer of the JROTC or ROTC unit, who is given full latitude in making the selection.In coordination with the at high schools, the General Richard Montgomery Chapter presents the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal Package to an outstanding cadet at the JROTC Unit’s Annual Award Ceremony.