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Veterans of Foreign Wars Junior ROTC Award

vfwpost3834 - 3/4/2020

Cadet Arturo Garcia of James Monroe High School.


He was ranked the #1 Male in their Physical Fitness Testing Team, was on their First Place Armed Drill Team, which was going to the Rocky Mountain National Drill Championships (but was cancelled due to the pandemic). Was voted the Best Leader at the West Point STEM Training held at Stephen M. White Middle School. He is a gifted leader who cares about his cadets and met all the criteria for the VFW Award. 








Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Veterans of Foreign Wars Bronze Award is presented to a cadet in the ROTC program for recognition of their outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership ability. Any 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student who is currently enrolled as a JROTC Cadet actively engaged in the JROTC Program, and one who meets the criteria for the award.



 1. Possession of individual characteristics contributing to leadership including:

    a. Positive attitude toward the Junior ROTC program.

    b. Outstanding military bearing and conduct both in and out of uniform.

    c. Personal attributes (self-confidence, initiative, flexibility, judgement).

    d. Patriotism (commander or member of color guard, drill team with or without arms, flag protocol instruction team, and actively promote Americanism).

    e. Courtesy (dependability, punctuality, human relations, respect, cooperation).

    f. Growth potential (capable of assuming high leadership responsibilities in JROTC Unit with additional training and experience).

 2. Attainment of a grade of "B” in JROTC with an overall average of "C” in all subjects for the previous semester. Must not have a failing grade in any subject for that period of time.

 3. Must be active in at least one other student co-curricular activity or club; i.e., music, athletics, student government, Junior Achievement, Scouting, etc.

 4. Must not have been a previous recipient of the award.