Marine Corps Junior ROTC Ribbons

    In order of precedence





    Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

    Have an MCJROTC class standing in the top 25 percent of their class to be considered. Have a school academic class standing in the top 25 percent of their class to be considered. Have demonstrated exemplary military leadership.

    Have demonstrated academic leadership (demonstrated qualities of leadership in scholastic activities, student or organizations, community activities, and interscholastic athletic participation).

    Nominees MUST be enrolled in MCJROTC their senior year.


    MCROA Outstanding Unit Award

    Marine Corps Reserve Officer's Association (MCROA) for Outstanding MCJROTC Unit. 


    American Legion Bronze Medal for Scholastic Excellence

    Have an academic average earned on all courses other than MCJROTC in the upper 10 percent of the class. Have grades in all MCJROTC subjects within the top 25 percent of that unit. Have demonstrated qualities of leadership. Have actively participated in related student activities such as student organizations, constructive activities, or sports.


    American Legion Bronze Medal for Military Excellence

    Cadet must be in the top 25 percent of the Class in academic standing.  Cadet must have demonstrated outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.


    Sons of the American Revolution JROTC
    Bronze Medal

    Awarded to a Junior Cadet who has exhibited the highest standards of leadership, bearing and excellence.


    Daughters of the American Revolution JROTC Bronze Medal

    Awarded to a Senior Cadet who is in the top 25 percent of class and has demonstrated dependability, military discipline and leadership.  Selected by the SMI and principal.


    Military Order of World Wars Bronze Medal

    Awarded at the end of the year to an outstanding 1st year Cadet who excels in military and scholastic activities during the year. Be in good standing in all military and scholastic courses. Indicated by grades, extracurricular activities, individual endeavor, and desire to serve the United States. Committed to continue in the MCJROTC Program for the next school year.


    Military Officer's Association of
    America JROTC Medal

    Presented to a Cadet for outstanding academic achievement. Be in top 10 % of the class. Have an 'A' average in MCJROTC. Hold an officer billet. Be in the junior year of high school.


    Veteran of Foreign Wars JROTC Bronze Medal

    Presented for leadership in and out of uniform.  Cadet must have a 'B' in MCJROTC and 'C' overall. Must be involved in at least 1 extracurricular activity or club.  1 Senior, junior and sophomore Cadet is chosen by the SMI.


    Daedalian JROTC Achievement Award

    Presented to a junior Cadet who has demonstrated an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country and service to nation.  Ranked in top 10% of  MCJROTC, top 20% of junior class and looks to pursue a military career.


    Women Marines Association for Outstanding Cadet

    Awarded to a 2nd year Cadet who has the highest Leadership Education Grade in the MCJROTC Unit


    Noncommissioned Officers (NCOA) Association Medal

    Awarded annually to the Most outstanding Cadet NCO/SNCO.  Cadet must have the best military bearing, personal appearance, deportment and leadership ability.  Can be any LE level.


    Military Order of the Purple Heart Medal

    Awarded to a deserving Cadet who has given all for the MCJROTC Program. Combines both military and scholastic excellence with strong leadership skills.
    Navy League Youth Medal      

    Reserve Officers Association JROTC Medal

    Presented to an outstanding Cadet in recognition of his/her professionalism, academic excellence, and dedication to the MCJROTC Program.

    Presented to a deserving Cadet who has demonstrated outstanding competence in military skills and has contributed to the common good of the school, community, and nation.



    Association of the United States Navy Patriotism Medal

    American Veterans JROTC Medal

    A nominee shall be in good academic standing at the institution for which their ROTC unit is assigned, shall be recognized by his/her peers as an individual who, with consistency, demonstrates the character, qualities, and commitment as expected as a member-in-training of the Armed Services. Demonstrates superior leadership qualities as recognized by their superiors and/or peers. Demonstrates a high sate of development, or, if for a specific achievement, of such merit as to earn singular recognition for the act(s). Reflect most creditably on the individual toward the accomplishment of the unit mission.

    Presented to a Cadet for diligence in the discharge of duties and the willingness to serve the school, community and nation.


    National Sojourners Award

    Presented to Sophomore or Junior Cadet who is in the top 25% of class, has demonstrated the ideals of Americanism and is enrolled for the next year.


    Scottish Rite JROTC Medal

    Presented to a Cadet who has encouraged and demonstrated Amercanism by deeds or conduct through participation in extra-curricular activities or unit sponsored community service projects. Demonstrated exceptional dependability, character, self-discipline, citizenship and patriotism.


    Outstanding Cadet Award

    One award a year to the Cadet who demonstrates consistent superior performance in all facets of the program, top 25% of the class in all subjects, and exceptional qualities of leadership, discipline, character, military bearing, and military proficiency.


    Student Leadership Award

    Awarded to students who hold an elected office in the student body.


    Officer Leadership Award

    Awarded once a year to the Cadet officer who demonstrates exceptional leadership, discipline, character, military bearing, and proficiency.


    NCO Leadership

    Awarded once a year to the Cadet NCO who demonstrates exceptional leadership, discipline, character, military bearing, and proficiency.


    Civic Service Award

    For outstanding community service or noteworthy unit participation. 


    Best Drill Cadet 

    One awarded a year to the cadet who performs best in Manual of Arms standing, Manual of Arms marching, and military bearing and appearance.


    Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Award N-1-6

    Annual to Cadets that maintain an "A" average and or in the top 10 percent of their class.


    Arts and Academics Award

    Awarded to Cadets who participate in Interscholastic competions pertaining to academics or the arts.


    Distinguished Military Training

    Presented to a Cadet who demonstrates outstanding proficiency and achievement in all facets of the MCJROTC program.


    Physical Achievement Award

    Awarded to any Cadet who scores 250 or more points on the National Youth Physical Fitness Program test sponsored by the Marine Corps League.


    Superior Marksmanship Award

    Presented annually to Cadets who qualify as a superior marksman, either by placing in regional or national air rifle matches, or by acheiving a score of 270 or better during the MCJROTC Postal Match.


    Athletic Participation Award

    Presented to Cadets who participate in Interscholastic athletics.


    Longevity/Fidelity N-4-1

    Presented to Cadets who have successully participated in the MCJROTC program for two years and have met all the requirements of LEI and LEII.


    Distinguished Conduct Award

    Presented to any Cadet whose conduct and demeanor are worthy of special recognition. Have not received any adverse conduct reports for the entire year.


    MCROA Outstanding Unit Award
    (2nd Place)

    Unit Award


    MCROA Outstanding Unit Award
    (3rd Place)

    Unit Award


    Best Drill Squad Award

    Awarded annually to the best drill squad of the Drill Team.


    Color Guard Ribbon

    Awarded to Cadets on the
    Color Guard.


    Band  w/Band device N-3-10
    Awarded to Cadets of the school Band.


    Rifle Team Award

    Orienteering Team Award

    Recruiting Award   

    1st 2nd 3rd
    Award Devices


    Presented to those Cadets who distinguish themselves on the unit's rifle team.

    Presented to those Cadets who distinguish themselves on the unit's orienteering team.

    Presented to those Cadets who have taken an active role in recruiting others into the program.

    Academic Award Devices


    1st 2nd 3rd
    Award Devices


    Military Awards Devices