Scottish Rite and National Sojourners ROTC/JROTC Awards

Purpose:  This award recognizes one outstanding cadet in the second year or second to last year
of their commitment to a unit.  The award cannot be bestowed on a cadet in his/her first or last
year of the program.

Eligibility The Cadet must:
Have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate
Americanism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or
community projects.
Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his/her academic
class
Have demonstrated outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good
character, self discipline, good citizenship and patriotism
Have not previously received this award
Selection:  The senior ROTC instructor will select the recipient
Scottish Rite JROTC Award
Scottish Rite
JROTC Award
These awards recognizes outstanding cadets (students) who have contributed the most among cadets to encourage and demonstrated by patriotism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects. Has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills.
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE
Scottish Rite
ROTC Award
Scottish Rite ROTC Award
Purpose:  This award recognizes one outstanding cadet in the second year or third year of a
4-year program.

Eligibility:  The cadet must:
Have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate
patriotism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or
community projects
Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his/her
academic class
Have demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of
dependability, good character, self discipline, good citizenship and patriotism
Have not previously received this award

Selection:  The senior ROTC instructor will select the recipient
National Sojourners Inc.
ROTC/JROTC Award
National Sojourners ROTC/JROTC Award
Purpose:  This award recognizes one outstanding cadet; preferably a sophomore or junior so that the medal may be worn for a year or more.

Eligibility   The Cadet must:
-Have encouraged and demonstrated the ideals of Americanism by deed or conduct or both
-Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his/her academic class
-Have demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership
-Have not previously received this award

Selection:
  The senior ROTC instructor will select the recipient


The Reserve Officer Training Corps had its beginning in 1862 when Congress passed the Morrill Act. This Act provided grants of land for educational institutions which would include, among other things, military science in their curriculum. These institutions were known as Land Grant Colleges. Other laws were subsequently enacted to elaborate on the program. The most significant of these was the ROTC Vitalization Act passed in 1964. This Act enlarged the Junior ROTC Program from 252 Army sponsored schools to 1,200 and included Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Units.

From 1920 through World War II, all able-bodied males under the age of 21 who attended a Land Grant College were required to take two years of ROTC training. This requirement was dropped in 1946. Other major changes have been made and continue to be made, but the Services monitor the programs for curricular, numbers involved, scholarship requirements and program management to ensure that a dynamic and viable program is in place for all services.

HISTORY AND CONCEPT OF JUNIOR AND SENIOR ROTC
St. Louis Chapter No. 22
NATIONAL SOJOURNERS INC.
National Sojourners Inc.
We will not forget
St. Louis Chapter No. 22