Army JROTC Ribbons: The Complete List

Not long ago, I wrote a post about Army JROTC: What It Is, And How It Works. This great program has developed some highly efficient Army leaders. The program works in a similar system to the United States Army, and with that, cadets are given awards for accomplishments during their service in the Army JROTC.

In today’s post, we are going to go through the complete list of ribbons that Army JROTC cadets can be presented with. This is the complete list, and I will start with the lowest to highest ribbon in order of uniform wear precedence. I will also explain briefly what the ribbon is awarded for.

At the end of this post, you can share the ribbons you have attained in the comments section.

Excellent Staff Performance

Each year, this ribbon is awarded to cadet staff officers for excellent performance in their duties.

Service Learning

This ribbon is awarded yearly to the cadets who participate in a service learning project. Service learning project consist of a community service project that also coincides with something the cadet has learned in school.

Raider Team Ribbon

This is presented to members of the JROTC Raider Teams. Raider Teams are 8 cadets who, with teamwork compete in challenging events that test their physical and mental fortitude.

Volunteer Service

Awarded to cadets who volunteer for school or community service.

Honor Guard

This ribbon is given to members of the JROTC Honor Guard each year.

Recruiting

Awarded to cadets who recruit a student into the JROTC.

Parade

Given to cadets who march in a parade.

Fundraiser

Awarded to any cadet who participates in a fundraiser.

Saber Team Ribbon

Annually awarded to saber team members.

Formal Inspection

Awarded to cadets who participate in a formal inspection.

Humanitarian

This ribbon is awarded to any cadets who perform a humanitarian act.

JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

Awarded to those cadets who attend JCLC summer camp.

Good Conduct

Given to those cadets who demonstrate good conduct in school throughout the year.

Commendation

When cadets go above and beyond the expectations for their grade.

Adventure Training

This ribbon is awarded to all cadets who complete adventure training.

Rifle Team Ribbon

Awarded each year to cadets who are members of the rifle team.

Color Guard

Given to members of the color guard.

Orienteering Ribbon

This ribbon is given yearly to members of the orienteering team.

Drill Team

Awarded yearly to drill team members.

Proficiency Ribbon

This is awarded to those cadets who demonstrate exceptional duty performance and leadership, and excel in their academic studies.

Appearance Ribbon

Given to cadets who are consistently showing great appearance.

Senior Army Instructor Leadership (SAI)

One cadet from each LET level will be chosen yearly to receive this ribbon for outstanding leadership skills.

Athletic Participation

This ribbon is awarded if a cadet completes all the cadet challenge events.

Athletic Achievement

This ribbon is awarded to cadets who attain 180 points or more on the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Exam).

JROTC Athletics

Given to cadets who get 50-84% in all the cadet challenge events.

JROTC Physical Fitness

This ribbon is given to any cadets who get 85% + in all the cadet challenge events.

Varsity Athletics

Given yearly to any cadets who letter in varsity athletics.

Cadet of the Month

Each month, a cadet who demonstrates exceptional behavior and leadership in each LET level will be given this ribbon.

Cadet of the Year

Similar to Cadet of the Month, this ribbon will be awarded to cadets each year from each LET level.

National Honor Society

This ribbon is given to cadets who are members of the National Honor Society.

Academic Performance Ribbon

Given to cadets who hold a 3.0-3.49 grade point average.

LET Ribbon

Awarded to cadets who successfully complete each LET level.

Student Government

Given to cadets who are elected to a student government position.

Perfect Attendance Ribbon

Given to cadets who have perfect attendance each semester.

Academic Achievement

This ribbon is awarded to cadets who have a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Excellence In Academics

One cadet in each LET level will be awarded this ribbon for excelling in academics.

Distinguished Cadet

One cadet who shows overall excellence in academics.

The Most Prestigious JROTC Ribbons

These next 2 ribbons are considered the most prestigious JROTC ribbons. It is a great honor when any cadet is awarded either of these.

Superior Cadet

Courtesy of Trojan Battalion, Ft Carson High School

Courtesy of Trojan Battalion, Ft Carson High School

Each year the Department of the Army awards this to one outstanding cadet in each LET level.

Medal For Heroism

Courtesy of Trojan Battalion, Ft Carson High School

Courtesy of Trojan Battalion, Ft Carson High School

This top award is given by the Department of the Army to any cadet who performs an act of heroism.

Final Thoughts

This is the complete list of JROTC ribbons. If you are currently in the JROTC, please tell us the ribbons you have obtained. That also goes for previous members of the JROTC.

You have every right to be proud of your accomplishments. Where those ribbons with pride!

JROTC is a great program.

If anyone has any comments or questions, or to share the JROTC ribbons you have been awarded, please post them below. Thank you.

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