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AFJROTC Ribbons

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AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:  The Cadet Awards and Decorations Program fosters morale, esprit de corps, and recognizes achievements of AFJROTC cadets. Awards sponsored by national organizations are funded by the sponsoring organization and donated through local chapters where available. Only Awards and Decorations approved by Holm Center/JR and listed in this guide may be worn. Units may not create local awards for wear on the uniform.

FLIGHT OF THE MONTH: After being chosen for “Flight of the Month” the entire flight will receive a certificate for their outstanding performance as well as recognition on the display boards. Flights must submit a current list of activities that they have participated in, record of attendance, and all activities participated in and ratio of cadets in attendance of those activities with normal classroom attendance and the approval of the direct ASI.

INDIVIDUAL OF THE MONTH (within each flight):

The individual chosen as the “Cadet of the Month” will receive a certificate of recognition, a shoulder cord, recognition on the display board and a certificate for McDonald’s or some other reward on the appropriate level of recognition. Within each flight, the flight commander will choose one representative to receive an award for “Cadet of the Month.” The qualifications for the selection of “Cadet of the Month” will be based on the 2008 fall and 2009 Spring Semester ACTION ROSTER, current grade in AFJROTC and the overall attitude of the cadet, decided by the flight commander and flight Sergeant.

ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

SPECIAL AWARDS:

  • Gold Valor Award
  • Silver Valor Award
  • Cadet Humanitarian Award
  • Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award
  • Community Service with Excellence Award

 NATIONAL AWARDS:

  • Air Force Association Award
  • Daedalian Award
  • American Legion Scholastic Award
  • American Legion General Military Excellence Award
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Award
  • American Veterans Award
  • Reserve Officers Association Award
  • Military Order of World Wars Award
  • Military Officers Association Award
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
  • National Sojourners Award
  • Sons of the American Revolution Award
  • Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Award
  • Air Force Sergeants Association Award
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans H.L. Hunley Award
  • Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated AFJROTC Cadet Award
  • The Retired Enlisted Association Award
  • The Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award
  • National Society United States Daughter of 1812
  • Air Commando Association Award

 AFJROTC AWARDS:  

  • Distinguished Unit Award with Merit
  • Distinguished Unit Award
  • Outstanding Organization Award
  • Outstanding Flight Award
  • Top Performer Award
  • Outstanding Cadet Ribbon
  • Leadership Ribbon
  • Achievement Ribbon
  • Superior Performance Ribbon
  • Academic Ribbon
  • Leadership School Ribbon
  • Special Teams Competition
  • Orienteering Ribbon
  • Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon
  • Drill Team Ribbon
  • Color Guard Ribbon
  • Saber Team Ribbon
  • Marksmanship Ribbon
  • Good Conduct Ribbon
  • Service Ribbon
  • Health and Wellness
  • Recruiting Ribbon
  • Activities Ribbon
  • Attendance Ribbon
  • Dress and Appearance Ribbon
  • Longevity Ribbon
  • Bataan Death March Memorial Hike Ribbon
  • Patriotic Flag Ribbon

 CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP) AWARDS:

  • General Carl Spaatz Award
  • General Ira C. Eaker Award
  • Amelia Earhart Award
  • General Billy Mitchell Award
  • General J.F. Curry Achievement Award

BADGES:

 Awareness Presentation Team Badge: Awarded for participation in four Awareness Presentation Team events.  OPR: HQ Holm Center/JROS.

Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge: Awarded to cadets who are members of the Kitty Hawk Air Society and complete 10 hours of tutoring in 30-minute sessions.  OPR: HQ Holm Center/JROS.

DEVICES ON RIBBONS: Additional awards of ribbons will be indicated by the addition of clusters.  Wear a maximum of four devices on each ribbon. Silver devices will be placed to the right of bronze devices.  Replace the bronze device with a silver device after receipt of the fifth bronze device.  Place clusters horizontally on ribbons and vertically on medals. Clusters will be tilted slightly downward to the right to allow a maximum number of clusters and other devices. All will be tilted or none will be tilted. If all devices do not fit on a single ribbon, wear a second ribbon. When future awards reduce devices to a single ribbon, remove the additional ribbon.

RIBBONS OF OTHER SERVICES: AFJROTC cadets are not authorized to wear ribbons/medals earned/issued from the United States Army, United States Navy, or United States Marine Corps AFJROTC programs unless they were previously enrolled in a sister service JROTC program. When authorized, AFJROTC cadets will wear AFJROTC ribbons above and to the left of other service JROTC ribbons or awards. Group ribbons according to service with the order of precedence determined by the regulations of each service. Other services’ ribbons are grouped by service in the following order: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

UNAUTHORIZED BADGES AND INSIGNIA: Badges or insignia from Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or any other non- AFJROTC group are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform. Badges, ribbons or insignia from middle school programs such as Youth Leadership Corps are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform.

VALOR AWARDS: Valor awards from all services are worn ahead of all other ribbons from any service.  The AFJROTC Valor Awards will be worn first, with other services’ Valor Awards worn in the following order: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS AND CRITERIA

 GOLD VALOR AWARD: Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate.  The Gold Valor Award recognizes the most outstanding voluntary acts of self‑sacrifice and personal bravery by a cadet involving conspicuous risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

SILVER VALOR AWARD: Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate.  The Silver Valor Award is awarded to a cadet for a voluntary act of heroism, which does not meet the risk‑of‑life requirements of the Gold Valor Award.

CADET HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Award consists of a ribbon and certificate. It is intended to recognize cadets who provide aid in response to a singularly extraordinary event such as a natural disaster or another catastrophe that has placed or has the potential to place a hardship on their fellow citizens. This award is not to be used to recognize day-to-day service in the community.

SILVER STAR COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD: Award consists of a ribbon with silver star device and certificate. The Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award will be an honor that emphasizes the value of community service and establishes a greater sense of pride within the corps.

  1. The award will be given to cadets in the Top 5% of units (approximately 45 units)who have the highest “per cadet average” community service hours.
  2. “Countable” hours must be logged into WINGS and be accomplished IAW published guidance (AFJROTCI 36-2001, Part 7)
  3. Countable hours will be the period from 11 April (previous year) to 10 Apr (current year). HQ will use the last PSR cadet enrollment and the hours submitted in WINGS for that period to calculate the Top 5% units and notify the units earning the Award.
  4. Instructors at the Top 5% units will determine which of their cadets have contributed to the unit earning the new award.

COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD: Award consists of a ribbon and certificate. It is intended to recognize those individual cadets who provide significant leadership in the planning, organizing, directing, and executing of a major unit community service project that greatly benefits the local community. This is not an award given to participants but to the key leader(s) of the project.

AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION (AFA) AWARD: This AFA-sponsored award consists of a medal and ribbon and is presented annually at each unit to the outstanding second-year (in a 3-year program) or third-year cadet (in a 4‑year program).

The award recipient must possess/meet the following personal characteristics and eligibility criteria:

  1. Positive attitude (toward AFJROTC and school).
  2. Outstanding personal appearance (uniform and grooming).
  3. Display personal attributes such as initiative, judgment, and self-confidence.
  4. Courteous demeanor (promptness, obedience, and respect for customs).

DAEDALIAN AWARD: The Order of Daedalians is a fraternity of commissioned pilots from all military services. It is named after the legendary figure, Daedalus, and was organized by WWI military pilots who sought to perpetuate the spirit of patriotism, love of country, and the high ideals of self-sacrifice which place service to the nation above personal safety and position. This award is offered to encourage the development of these traits in cadets and to interest them in a military career. The medal is fashioned after an ancient Grecian plaque discovered by a Daedalian in the village of Lavadia, Greece and depicts Daedalus and his son Icarus fabricating their legendary wings of wax and feathers. The award also includes a ribbon.

This annual award recognizes one outstanding third-year cadet at each unit that meets the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service to the nation.
  2. Indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career.
  3. Rank in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class.
  4. Rank in the top 20% of their school class.

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLASTIC AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a scholastic scroll.

This award is presented annually to one second- or third-year cadet (in a 3-year program) or a third- or fourth-year cadet (in a 4-year program) based on the cadet’s overall scholastic achievements. Each cadet must:

  1. Rank in the top 10% of the high school class.
  2. Rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class.
  3. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  4. Actively participate in student activities

AMERICAN LEGION GENERAL MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a torch.

This award is presented annually to one second- or third-year cadet (in a 3-year program) or a third- or fourth-year cadet (in a 4-year program) based on the cadet’s general military excellence. Each cadet must:

  1. Rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class.
  2. Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal and ribbon and is presented annually to one third-year (in a 3-year program) or fourth- year cadet (in a 4-year program) that meets the following criteria:

  1. Rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class.
  2. Rank in the top 25% of their high school class.
  3. Demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character.
  4. Demonstrate adherence to military discipline.
  5. Possess leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of JROTC training.

AMERICAN VETERANS (AMVETS) AWARD: This award consists of a medal pendant and ribbon and is presented annually to one qualified cadet that possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as:

  1. A positive attitude toward AFJROTC programs and service in the Air Force.
  2. Personal appearance (wearing of the uniform, posture, and grooming, but not physical characteristics per se).
  3. Personal attributes (initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence).
  4. Officer potential (capacity for responsibility, adaptability, and maintenance of high personal standards).
  5. Obtained a grade of “A” (or the numerical equivalent) in their AS class.
  6. Be in good scholastic standing in all classes at the time of selection and at the time of presentation.

RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (ROA) AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal, ribbon, and certificate and is presented annually for military and academic achievement to an outstanding third-year cadet (fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program). The recipient must possess individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as:

  1. Positive attitude toward the AS curriculum.
  2. Outstanding personal appearance (wear of the uniform, posture, and grooming).
  3. Attributes of initiative, judgment, and self-confidence.
  4. Courtesy (promptness, obedience, and respect).
  5. Growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change).
  6. Demonstrate the highest personal, ethical standards & strong positive convictions.
  7. Rank in the top 10% of their AS class.

MILITARY ORDER OF WORLD WARS AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal pendant, certificate, and ribbon.  This award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet who has committed to continue the aerospace science program the following school year. Selection is based on outstanding accomplishments or service to the AFJROTC unit.

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MOAA) AWARD: This award, formerly known as The Retired Officers Association Award, consists of a medal pendant with ribbon.  This award is presented annually to an outstanding second-year cadet (third-year cadet in a 4-year program) who shows exceptional potential for military leadership. Each cadet must:

  1. Be a member of the junior class.
  2. Be in good academic standing.
  3. Be of high moral character.
  4. Show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country.
  5. Show exceptional potential for military leadership.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) AWARD: This award consists of a medal pendant with ribbon.  It is presented annually to an outstanding second- or third-year cadet in a 3-year program (third- or fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program) who is actively engaged in the AFJROTC program and who possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership. Each cadet must:

  1. Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC.
  2. Have outstanding military bearing and conduct.
  3. Possess strong positive personal attributes (such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality, respect, and cooperation).
  4. Demonstrate patriotism (being a member of the color guard or drill team) and actively promote Americanism.
  5. Demonstrate leadership potential.
  6. Attain a grade of “B” in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of “C” in all subjects for the previous semester.
  7. Be active in student activities.
  8. Not have been previous recipients of this award.

NATIONAL SOJOURNERS AWARD: This award consists of a ribbon, medal pendant, and certificate.  It is presented annually, recognizing an outstanding first- or second-year cadet (second or third-year cadet in a 4-year program) who contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the corps of cadets and on campus. Each cadet must:

  1. Be in the top 25% of their academic class.
  2. Encourage and demonstrate ideals of Americanism.
  3. Demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership.
  4. Not have previously received the award.

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (SAR) AWARD: This award consists of a bronze medal with ribbon.  It recognizes an outstanding second-year cadet in a 3-year program or third-year cadet in a 4-year program who is enrolled in the AFJROTC program. The recipient must exhibit a high degree of leadership, military bearing, and all-around excellence in AS studies and not have previously received the award. Each cadet must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in the AFJROTC program.
  2. Be in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class.
  3. Be in the top 25% of their overall class.

SCOTTISH RITE, SOUTHERN JURISDICTION AWARD: This award consists of a medal, ribbon, and certificate and annually recognizes an outstanding second-year cadet in a 3-year program or third-year cadet in a 4-year program. Each cadet must:

  1. Contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participation in Co-Curricular activities or community projects.
  2. Demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of the class.
  3. Demonstrate the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship, and patriotism.
  4. Not have been previous recipients of this award.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART AWARD: This award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon.  It annually recognizes an outstanding second- or third-year cadet (third- or fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program) who is enrolled in the AFJROTC program and demonstrates leadership ability. Each cadet must:

  1. Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC and country.
  2. Hold a leadership position in the cadet corps.
  3. Be active in school and community affairs.
  4. Attain a grade of “B” or better in all subjects for the previous semester.
  5. Not have been a previous recipient of this award.

AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION (AFSA) AWARD: This annual award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon and recognizes an outstanding second- or third-year cadet in a three-year program (third- or fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program). The recipient must demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship. Each cadet must:

  1. Be in the top 25% of the AFJROTC class.
  2. Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship.
  3. Not have been a previous recipient of this award.

SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR (SUVCW) AWARD: This award consists of a medal pendant with a ribbon.  It recognizes one deserving cadet annually (may be first, second, third, or fourth-year cadet). The recipient must display a high degree of patriotism and have demonstrated a high degree of academic excellence and leadership ability.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS H.L. HUNLEY AWARD: This award should go to a rising second-year cadet who has demonstrated the qualities of Honor, Courage and in particular Commitment to his/her unit throughout the school year. This award consists of a Medal ribbon and a certificate.

TUSKEGEE AIRMAN INCORPORATED (TAI) AIR FORCE JROTC CADET AWARD: This TAI sponsored award consists of a ribbon and a certificate.  The award is presented annually to two cadets. Cadets may be first-year, second-year, or third-year cadets (in a 3- or 4-year program) and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Attain a grade of “B” or better in their AS class.
  2. Be in good academic standing.
  3. Actively participate in cadet corps activities.
  4. Participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs.

THE RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION (TREA) AWARD: Awarded annually, at the SASI’s discretion, for exceptional leadership to the most outstanding AFJROTC cadet while serving in an Enlisted Rank. The selected enlisted cadet must have shown outstanding leadership throughout the course of the school year. This award consists of a medal set with ribbon and a certificate from TREA.

THE CELEBRATE FREEDOM FOUNDATION: Awarded annually, at the SASI’s discretion, for outstanding performance in academics and cadets corps activities as a first or second year JROTC cadet. This award consists of a ribbon and a certificate.

NATIONAL SOCIETY UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS 1812 AWARD: Awarded annually, at the SASI’s discretion, for academic excellence, leadership, military discipline, dependability, patriotism and upright character in speech and habits. This award consists of a ribbon, medal, and certificate.

AIR COMMANDO ASSOCIATION AWARD: Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for completing a one-page essay based on a historical AF Special Operations Mission possessing the thirteen critical attributes of success: integrity, self-motivation, intelligence, self-discipline, perseverance, adaptability, maturity, judgment, selflessness, leadership, skilled, physical fitness and family strength. This award consists of a ribbon and certificate

DISTINGUISHED UNIT AWARD WITH MERIT (DUAM): Awarded to cadets enrolled during the same academic year in which 1) the unit receives an HQ AFJROTC evaluation with an overall rating of Exceeds Standards and 2) the unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the DUA. Both criteria must occur during the same academic year. The unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will be posted in WINGS.

DISTINGUISHED UNIT AWARD (DUA): Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the DUA. The unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will be posted in WINGS.

OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION AWARD: Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the OOA. The unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will be posted in WINGS. OOA recipients do not receive a streamer.

OUTSTANDING FLIGHT RIBBON: Awarded each academic term to members of the outstanding flight under criteria determined by the SASI.

TOP PERFORMER AWARD: The Cadet Top Performer Award is a Headquarters, AFJROTC award presented to a maximum of 2% of the current unit cadet corps population (unduplicated headcount). This award is only presented during a formal Staff Assistance visit, or Unit Evaluation conducted by HQ AFJROTC personnel. The award consists of a certificate and a ribbon, which is presented by the Region Director during the visit unless personal observation of the cadet warrants otherwise. Once awarded, the ribbon may be worn for the duration of a cadet’s tenure in AFJROTC.

OUTSTANDING CADET RIBBON: Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion to the outstanding first-year, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year cadet. The recipient from each class must be of a high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military potential, and attain academic and military excellence.

LEADERSHIP RIBBON: Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding performance in a position of leadership as an AFJROTC cadet in corps training activities. Ensure recognition of cadets who have consistently displayed outstanding leadership ability above and beyond expected performance.

ACHIEVEMENT RIBBON: Awarded for a significant achievement as deemed appropriate by the SASI. Individuals may not receive more than one ribbon during a 1-year period.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE RIBBON: Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of AFJROTC. Present the ribbon for a single or sustained performance of a superior nature. Ensure award is presented in recognition of achievements and services which are clearly outstanding and exceptional when compared to achievements and accomplishments of other cadets.

ACADEMIC RIBBON: Awarded for academic excellence as signified by attaining an overall grade point average of at least “B” for one academic term, in addition to an “A” average in AFJROTC.

LEADERSHIP SCHOOL RIBBON: Awarded for completion of an approved leadership school program of at least 5 days duration. Leadership ribbon, as well as the Bronze Star, can be ordered through E-Mail. For each additional Leadership School completion, an additional bronze star will be awarded. Silver Star will be awarded for outstanding performance or leadership ability at a Leadership School instead of the Bronze Star. Limit the Silver Star to 10 percent of the class.

SPECIAL TEAMS COMPETITION RIBBON: Awarded to team members for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an Air Force or Joint Service Competition to include Color Guard Teams, Rifle Teams, Drill Teams, Saber Teams, Academic Bowl Teams, Cyber Patriot, etc.

ORIENTEERING RIBBON: Awarded to team members for completing a unit-specific Orienteering Program as part of a unit curriculum. Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES LEADERSHIP RIBBON: Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for leadership in AFJROTC co-curricular activities (such as dining-in chairperson, military ball chairperson, etc.). The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving objectives through the coordinated efforts of others. This award may be earned a maximum of four times. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each additional award.

DRILL TEAM RIBBON: Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginning with the second year.

COLOR GUARD RIBBON: Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginning with the second year.

SABER TEAM RIBBON: Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginning with the second year.

MARKSMANSHIP TEAM RIBBON: Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginning with the second year

GOOD CONDUCT RIBBON: Criteria for this award will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction.

SERVICE RIBBON: Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for distinctive performance in school, community, or AFJROTC service projects. Limit to members whose active participation in a service project contributed significantly to the goals of the organization. (NOTE: Participation in Drill Teams, Saber Teams or Color Guard Teams alone does not qualify for the Service Ribbon (see above criteria for these other ribbons) unless community service hours are also awarded.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RIBBON: Awarded by the SASI for participation in the health and wellness physical fitness program. All cadets who participate in the unit’s wellness program will receive the Health and Wellness Ribbon. All cadets who score in the Physical Fitness Test’s 75-84 percentiles will receive a Bronze Star device; 85-95 percentile they will receive a Silver Star device, and 96-100 percent they will receive a Gold Star device. Duplicate awards of the Bronze, Silver or Gold percentile will be denoted by the addition of another star on the ribbon. Should a cadet score in a higher percentile, only the star representing higher percentile will be worn. In no case will a cadet mix different color stars on the same ribbon. (NOTE: The Physical Fitness Test percentiles are computed automatically under the PFT-Mass Assessment in WINGS.)

RECRUITING RIBBON: Awarded for outstanding effort in support of unit recruiting activities. The SASI awards this ribbon based on locally developed criteria, which must be included in the unit Cadet Guide or unit Operating Instruction.

ACTIVITIES RIBBON: Awarded for participation in co-curricular activities other than those that qualify for the Color Guard, Drill Team, and Special Teams Competition ribbons. These include, but are not limited to orienteering teams, model rocketry clubs, AFJROTC academic teams, and AFJROTC sports teams. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of membership beginning with the second year. The SASI awards this ribbon using locally developed criteria which must be included in the Cadet Guide or unit Operating Instruction.

ATTENDANCE RIBBON: Criteria for attendance ribbon will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction.

DRESS AND APPEARANCE RIBBON: Criteria for dress and appearance ribbon will be established by SASI and published in Cadet Guide or Unit Operation Instruction. SASI will also include uniform inspection scoring as applicable.       

LONGEVITY RIBBON: Awarded for completion of each AS year.

BATAAN DEATH MARCH MEMORIAL HIKE RIBBON: To honor and remember the sacrifices of the victims and survivors of World War II’s Bataan Death March, AFJROTC units may conduct an optional 14-mile Bataan Death March Memorial Hike. This event must be accomplished on a locally-determined 14-mile course (trails, road courses, tracks, etc). Units may complete the full hike in a span of one to no more than three days. Cadet safety must be monitored at all times and advanced planning for any first aid/medical attention is paramount. Cadets who fully complete the 14-mile hike are authorized to wear the ribbon.

 PATRIOTIC FLAG RIBBON: May be awarded for participation in non-color guard events specifically designed to honor our nation’s flag. Such events include flag raising ceremonies, flag retirement ceremonies, flag folding ceremonies, and historical flag demonstrations. SASIs may award this ribbon based on local criteria which must be clearly published in the unit’s Cadet Guide or Unit Operating Instruction.

 CAP Awards: Only five CAP ribbons (General Carl Spaatz Award, General Ira C. Eaker Award, Amelia Earhart Award, General Billy Mitchell Award, and the General J. F. Curry Achievement Award) may be worn on the AFJROTC uniform. Units should contact the nearest CAP unit to obtain awards, invite presenters, or obtain any guidance on criteria or presentation. A unit locator can be found at http://www.cap.gov/join/unitlocator/html.

AFJROTC Links:
Air Force Junior ROTC AFJROTC Job Description/Duties  
AFJROTC Benefits JROTC Classroom Rules Student Application for Enrollment
AFJROTC & NC71 Brief History  AFJROTC Ribbons  Cadet Guide Attachments
 AFJROTC Common Courtesies ROTC College Scholarship Program  
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Published by Betty Houghtaling on August 23, 2017
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