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.
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.
Awarded to cadets who volunteer for school or community service.
This ribbon is given to members of the JROTC Honor Guard each year.
Awarded to cadets who recruit a student into the JROTC.
Given to cadets who march in a parade.
Awarded to any cadet who participates in a fundraiser.
Saber Team Ribbon
Annually awarded to saber team members.
Awarded to cadets who participate in a formal inspection.
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.
Given to those cadets who demonstrate good conduct in school throughout the year.
When cadets go above and beyond the expectations for their grade.
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.
Given to members of the color guard.
This ribbon is given yearly to members of the orienteering team.
Awarded yearly to drill team members.
This is awarded to those cadets who demonstrate exceptional duty performance and leadership, and excel in their academic studies.
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.
This ribbon is awarded if a cadet completes all the cadet challenge events.
This ribbon is awarded to cadets who attain 180 points or more on the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Exam).
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.
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.
Awarded to cadets who successfully complete each LET level.
Given to cadets who are elected to a student government position.
Perfect Attendance Ribbon
Given to cadets who have perfect attendance each semester.
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.
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.
Each year the Department of the Army awards this to one outstanding cadet in each LET level.
Medal For Heroism
This top award is given by the Department of the Army to any cadet who performs an act of heroism.
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.