Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Good Citizenship Medal
Awarded to a Sea Cadet or League Cadet in the rate of Petty Officer Second Class or above, who meets the following requirements:
a. Maintains good standing scholastically at the time of selection and presentation;
b. Demonstrates a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing, and excellence in the performance of duties; and
c. Has the potential for greater leadership responsibilities. Notes:
a. The unit CO will select and nominate the prospective recipient of the award to the local SAR Chapter President, who will normally make the award.
b. The award consists of a bronze medal and accompanying ribbon bar (NSCC only) and a certificate of recognition (NSCC/NLCC).
c. No cadet may receive more than one of the Navy League Youth
Medal, DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal, SAR Good Citizenship Award, or the VFW Naval Sea Cadet Award for any calendar year.
Approving Authority: Local SAR Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Outstanding Cadet Medal
Awarded to a Sea Cadet or League Cadet who has distinguished himself/herself through outstanding leadership, honor, service, courage, and patriotism.
a. The Unit CO may nominate a prospective recipient of this award to the local DAR Chapter Regent, who will normally make the presentation.
b. Each unit may only receive one award per year. Notes:
a. As of March 2014, the DAR has stopped issuing the ROTC award to non-ROTC, military affiliated cadet programs. They established the DAR Outstanding Cadet Award in its place. Those that were awarded the DAR/ROTC award prior to March 2014 may continue to wear that award.
b. No cadet may receive more than one of the Navy League Youth Medal, DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal, SAR Good Citizenship Award, or the VFW Naval Sea Cadet Award for any calendar year.
Approving Authority: Local DAR Chapter.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Naval Sea Cadet Medal
Awarded to a midshipman or Sea Cadet serving in the rate of Petty Officer Third Class or above, who meets the following requirements:
a. Be in good standing academically;
b. Progressing satisfactorily in the Sea Cadet program;
c. Is a member of the unit’s Color Guard or Drill Team or has been awarded the Color Guard Ribbon;
d. Demonstrated outstanding achievement in:
- Community Service; and
- NSCC Naval Education (required Polaris Advancement Courses);
e. Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the NSCC;
f. Must be of high moral character;
g. Displays outstanding military bearing and conduct both in and out of uniform;
h. Actively promotes patriotism and Americanism; and
i. Demonstrates growth potential (assumes higher levels of responsibility).
a. A representative of the local VFW Council should be invited to
present this award.
- No person may receive this award more than once.
- Submit nominations via business letter, with justifications for the
award, either to the local VFW Council, or to VFW Headquarters, Department of Youth Development, Scholarship and Recognition Programs, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.
d. No cadet may receive more than one of the Navy League Youth Medal, DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal, SAR Good Citizenship Award, or the VFW Naval Sea Cadet Award for any calendar year.
Approving Authority: VFW
Purple Heart Metal
The Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Youth Programs are focused on fostering patriotism and good citizenship among America’s youth. We recognize outstanding leadership in cadets and midshipmen through the Senior and Junior ROTC Programs in the United States and Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide. In addition, we recognize outstanding leadership in non-ROTC/JROTC Youth Programs with the Badge of Merit 1782 Award, available to members of the Young Marines, Civil Air Patrol, Naval Sea Cadets, Boys and Girls Scouts and Pre-JROTC Mid-School Programs.
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