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There are only two National Awards you can actually apply for; the others are given based on a board of instructors who analyze performance of all cadets throughout the year. The two awards you can apply for both require an essay. Details are listed below.
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Air Commando Association Award
Do you want to compete for the Air Commando Association Award? Here’s how (open to ANY year group):
- Write a one-page essay based on an historical Air Force Special Operations Mission (ground or air mission). NOTE: this must be an AIR FORCE mission!
- Personally, you must possess the 13 Critical Attributes of Success, which include:
- Physical Fitness
- Family Strength
If you think you have what it takes, submit your essay to Colonel Whicker’s wire box between the two over-stuffed chairs in his office by Friday, 24 March 1017, 4:00 p.m. Your input will be evaluated against other inputs received. Only one cadet will be awarded the medal and ribbon.
Sons of the American Revolution Award
* Cadet must have been enrolled in JROTC Program (not on Reserve) for 3 years, and must be a Junior in high school (i.e., you have to have been in the program ever since you were a freshman);
* Must be in the Top 10% of JROTC Class academically;
* Must be in the Top 25% of his/her Class (the Principal’s Endorsement [recommendation] needs to verify the GPA and the Class Standing, a transcript may be provided, but verification by the Principal is still required.
* Submit a 500-700 word original Essay on the topic: “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United States of America.” Essay should be doubled spaced (a line between each typed line) and the Cadet’s name, rank and Units name and school should be on the first page. The cadet’s name should appear on each page of the Essay. There should be a word count on last page.
If you think you have what it takes, submit your essay to Colonel Whicker’s wire box between the two over-stuffed chairs in his office by Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:00 p.m. You must also fill out your portion of the form at this link. Your input will be evaluated against other inputs received. Only one cadet will be awarded the medal and ribbon.
Col Brown will then nominate the local winner to the State essay competition