Nominations for the Chapter OC contest are due by mid to late December to the Chapter JROTC/ROTC Chairman.
(The Enhanced (OC) award nomination must be submitted before January 1, while the JROTC Bronze Medal can/should be awarded before the end of the school year.) The OC nominations/entries are judged and the Chapter winner will be invited to read their essay in the Spring at a luncheon meeting of the Chapter at the Montgomery Country Club.
The medal endeavors to foster the principle of "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen and recipients should be selected by the commanding officer of the ROTC unit based on their leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.
Although commanding officers should be given full latitude in making the selection, the following specific criteria must be met: One medal will normally be awarded each year in JROTC units with fewer than 500 cadets or midshipmen.
If the School Administrator states the Cadet is a Junior, that status is accepted.
Each JROTC Unit may nominate one cadet to represent the Unit in the Chapter competition.The Alabama Society contest winner is entered in the National Society contest in April or May.The National winner would be flown to the SAR National Congress (held in June/July), provided travel, hotel and expenses not to exceed 00; awarded the National SAR JROTC Outstanding Cadet medal; and presented a separate check for 00.In cases where a school has more than one ROTC unit, each unit is counted separately.All five branches of the United States Military approve the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze JROTC Medal.For ROTC 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.The winning entry for the Chapter is submitted to the Alabama Society in early to mid-January of each year.If selected as the state winner, the student and two accompanying adults are invited to attend the Alabama Society State Convention held in late February or March.(Award of the Bronze JROTC Medal described above does not involve the essay.) A Nomination Form and Endorsements (Recommendations) from the SMI and the school Principal are also required.The Principal’s Endorsement must also verify the Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Standing of the cadet.