Sons of the American Revolution
The official website of the alabama society
Click on the title above to go to the National Society rules
Chairman: Rick Wells
(Click this link to open the latest Alabama Society Policy and Procedures Manual)
Alabama Society JROTC/ROTC Recognition Program - Policy and Procedures (.PDF)
(Click this link to open the latest JROTC Nomination Form as a fillable pdf form)
(Click this link to save a PowerPoint Presentation on the JROTC/ROTC Program)
The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier”, exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented by a Chapter, a State Society, or the National Society to ROTC (college) or JROTC (11th grade high school) cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The recipients are selected by the Commanding Officer of the ROTC or JROTC unit, who should be given full latitude in making the selection.
The SAR ROTC Medal is approved by the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force. Each service has notified its ROTC and JROTC units of this approval and has authorized presentation to its cadets or midshipmen.
SAR JROTC/ROTC medal recipients are selected by Commanding Officer of the JROTC/ROTC unit. Local chapters are responsible for University/College and High School units in their areas. University/College cadets receive the Silver ROTC Medal; JROTC cadets receive the Bronze JROTC Medal.
For ROTC or JROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen one medal will be awarded each year. For larger units, one medal may be presented for each 500 students enrolled in the unit. In cases where a school has more than one ROTC or JROTC unit, each unit is counted separately. It is desirable to have a medal and ribbon bar on display in a trophy case at each school where it is presented. This will serve as an incentive to the students and publicize the SAR ROTC program as well.
SAR also sponsors an Enhanced Outstanding Cadet (OC) competitive award program for 11TH Grade (Junior) level JROTC Cadets. Winners receive medal and monetary awards at the State and National level. Participants in the JROTC monetary award contest are required to write an essay and must be in the top level of their class.
Please contact the Chairmen listed above for additional questions about the essay contest requirements and awards at State and National levels. Detailed ROTC/JROTC awards program information may also be found in the Alabama Society JROTC/ROTC Recognition Program Policy and Procedures booklet which can be found using the link at the top of this page.
Silver and Bronze Awards at University or High School levels
SAR JROTC/ROTC medal recipients are selected by Commanding Officer of the JROTC/ROTC unit. Local ALSSAR chapters are responsible for University/College and High School units in their areas. University/College cadets receive the Silver ROTC Medal; JROTC cadets receive the Bronze JROTC Medal. Chapters should coordinate school's awards with the Chairman and notify him of medals awarded.
JROTC Enhanced Program Outstanding Cadet Award
Cadets participating in this JROTC monetary award contest are required to write a 500-700 word essay, must be in the top level of their class, and nominated by their Military Science Instructor. See our booklet (link at the top of the page) for further essay and specific JROTC student requirements.
Chapters should ensure participating JROTC schools meet the Chapter established deadline for submission of required package. Chapters select winner and submits to the Chairman by January 15th, each year. Selection of the state winner will take place in February and the Chairman will submit the winning State package to National. The state award winner for this contest receives $500, a winning recognition certificate and medal. The award is presented at the Annual State Convention banquet (normally in February each year). The winner and their parents (total 3) are invited to attend the banquet as guests of the Alabama Society. Additional guests must pay for banquet meal. If requested, travel expenses to the Convention up to a total of $250 (subject to change by the budget committee) may be paid by the State (receipts are required). The sponsoring Chapter of the State award winner should coordinate for any hotel arrangements for the winner with the Chairman.
The 1st place ALSSAR State Society award is $600 and Medallion; 2nd place - $250; 3rd place - $150. The 1st place National award is $2,500 and Medallion; 2nd place $1,000; 3rd place $500. If the State winner is selected as the National winner, the National Society provides $1000 toward travel expenses to the SAR National Congress (normally in July each year). The Alabama Society also pays for $1000 travel expenses for the Cadet to attend the SAR National Congress award ceremony if selected. (Outright award - no receipts required).
Click on the organizational emblems below to view the national websites of the organizations