SPECIAL NOTE: The JROTC Cadet of the Year package is due NO LATER THAN March 1st of the year of submission. Send submissions to: Forrest A. Travirca, III, Chairman, JROTC Cadet of the Year Program Award, 163 LeBlanc Drive, Lockport, LA 70374. Please DO NOT send original certificate or other information. Packets, including photos, will not be returned.
JROTC Application Form
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JROTC Misc. Program Information
An Informational Note From Forrest Travirca, III JROTC Program Chairman
I have fielded many questions regarding the various JROTC awards available from National Emblem sales. There seems to be a little confusion as to what the Department actually administers within the JROTC Cadet of the Year Program and or the American Legion's role in the overall awards program. Hopefully this will give a little insight: The JROTC program is no different than any other program that is "available" within the American Legion. It is "available" if the Department, District, and or the Posts desire to participate. The Department, by Resolution approved at the 2000 Annual Convention, established the JROTC Cadet of the Year Program. The Department, once the Post and Districts have chosen their respective winners, selects "one" Cadet from the eight submitted by the Districts. That "one" and only one candidate is recognized by the Department with a monetary award and plaque. These items are paid for by Department and are the only such awards that are paid for by Department for the JROTC program. If a Post or District desires to recognize their Cadet of the Year, that choice issolely theirs and likewise the cost of any recognition is bared by that Post and or District. On a scholastic or athletic level the Department does not, currently, have in place any responsibility for the purchase or payment for awards of any other nature than listed above. In the Emblem sales book one will find several ribbons and or medals offered for the purpose of recognizing a JROTC Cadet. These awards are simply a "face value" awards used for the purpose of affording a material recognition to an individual in the JROTC program. Requirements for the awards are not written in stone and can be of the Post, District, or school's desire. the Department does not administer the requirements for these awards. Even though the book says they are "approved by the Department of Defense, they are not provided for by DoD. It simply means the award can be worn on the JROTC uniform along with the other awards that are a part of the "school" program. Should anyone have a question regarding the above or the JROTC Cadet of the Year Program please feel free to contact me. If I don't answer please leave a message to call - I return all calls without fail. 985-232-1483, firstname.lastname@example.org .