- History of WKU ROTC
- Benefits of Joining
- Cadet Chain of Command
- Hall of Fame
- Red Towel Photos
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- Veteran Campus Services
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- PURPOSE. The Cadet Awards Program is to recognize merit and performance, develop morale and esprit de corps, and provide incentive to strive for personal excellence.
- RESPONSIBILITIES. The Battalion Commander/Professor of Military Science is responsible for the cadet awards system to effectively recognize cadet merit and performance. The Battalion Adjutant will administer the awards program with the Military Science class advisors; ensuring cadets are nominated for appropriate awards and decorations.The awards may vary from year to year.
- a. Awards will be presented during the Fall and Spring Semesters at appropriate award ceremonies.
- b. The award descriptions are contained in paragraph four with further descriptive information to be found in Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1. The order of precedence of the awards for wear on the Class A uniform are listed in paragraph five.
- AWARD DESCRIPTIONS.
Department of the Army (DA) AWARDS. Reference: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1, paragraph 4.
ROTC MEDAL FOR HEROISM -
Presented to cadets who distinguish themselves for acts of heroism performed on or off campus
DA CADET DECORATION AWARD -
Presented annually to the outstanding ROTC cadet in each year of MS.
MISCELLANEOUS CADET AWARDS -
Reference: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1, paragraph 4.
LEGION OF VALOR BRONZE CROSS FOR ACHIEVEMENT -
Awarded by Region Commander to outstanding MS III's for achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects.
NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (NDTA) AWARD -
Awarded to 20 MS III cadets nationally for outstanding scholastic achievement whose courses are of particular interest in the Transportation Corps to include Engineering and Computer Science majors.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) AWARD -
Awarded to outstanding Junior or Senior Engineering cadets. Selection is based on nationwide competition.
AMERICAN LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION (ALA) AWARD -
Awarded to 10 MS III and 10 MS IV cadets nationwide majoring in a course of instruction of particular interest in the Quartermaster Corps for excellence in scholastic achievement
NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION (NDIA) AWARD -
Awarded to an MS IV cadet who has demonstrated excellence in both military science and scholastics
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY (AUSA) AWARD -
Awarded annually to the MS III cadet who contributes the most toward advancing the standing of the Military Science Department on campus
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) HONOR CERTIFICATE AWARD -
Presented annually to a Junior cadet majoring in electronics, communications engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, computer technology or information management systems who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and academics.
RESERVE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION (ROA) AWARD-
Awarded annually to an outstanding MS II, III, and IV cadet for excellence in leadership, moral character, and high aptitude for military science.
AMERICAN LEGION GENERAL MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD -
Presented annually to MS III and IV cadets for demonstrating outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD -
Presented annually to MS III and IV cadets for demonstrating outstanding achievements in scholastic endeavors.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) AWARD -
Presented annually to a cadet for outstanding excellence in military science or an ROTC program activity.
AMERICAN VETERANS OF WW II (AMVETS) AWARD -
Awarded annually to an MS III or IV cadet for diligence in the discharge of duty and the willingness to serve God and country.
THE NATIONAL SOJOURNERS AWARD -
Awarded annually to an MS II or MS III cadet who has contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the Corps of Cadets and on campus.
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (SAR) AWARD -
Presented annually to an MS I cadet who shows a high degree of merit with respect to qualities, soldierly bearing, and excellence.
MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS (MOWW) AWARD -
Presented annually to an MS I, II and III cadet for outstanding performance in military and scholastic studies during the entire school year.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) AWARD -
Awarded annually to the MS IV cadet who has demonstrated qualities of loyalty and patriotism, dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training.
DAUGHTERS OF THE FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS OF AMERICA AWARD -
Awarded annually to the MS I or II cadet who has excelled in a specific MS course or related activity.
PALLAS ATHENE AWARD -
Awarded annually to the outstanding graduating MS IV female cadet in each Region.
THE RETIRED OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION (TROA) MEDAL -
Presented annually to an MS III cadet who demonstrates exceptional potential for military leadership.
AUSA MILITARY HISTORY AWARD -
Presented to a cadet who demonstrates excellence in the study of military history.
SOCIETY OF THE WAR OF 1812 AWARD -
Awarded annually to an MS II cadet who demonstrates excellence in academics and high moral character.
GEORGE C. MARSHALL ROTC AWARD -
Awarded annually to the outstanding MS IV.
UNITED STATES CAVALRY ASSOCIATION ROTC AWARD -
Awarded annually to 10 cadets who have made a contribution to the preservation of the United States Cavalry history and esprit de corps.
c. CADET COMMAND AWARDS. (Ref: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1)
DISTINGUISHED MILITARY STUDENT (DMS) BADGE -
The Distinguished Military Student certificate and badge is awarded to those cadets who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, high moral character, and academic proficiency. They must attain an overall academic standing in the upper half of the university or college class, and attain a Military Science standing in the upper third of their ROTC class, and be ranked in the upper third by Order of Merit List by the PMS.
SMP ACTIVATION AWARD -
Presented to cadets who are activated in a presidential Reserve Unit call-up for 30 days or more. This includes MS I's and MS II's.
CTLT RIBBON -
Presented to cadets who successfully participate in CTLT.
WARRIOR FORGE GRADUATE -
Awarded to each cadet who graduates from the Leader Develop and Assessment Course (R-3-1 for Superior; R-3-2 for Excellence; R-3-3 for Satisfactory)
RANGER CHALLENGE WINNER -
Awarded to all members of the Ranger Challenge team that wins Brigade competition. (R-3-4 for Region winners; R-3-5 for Brigade winners)
RANGER CHALLENGE TEAM MEMBER -
Awarded to members of the Ranger Challenge Team.(R-3-6)
SGT YORK AWARD -
Presented to the cadet who does most to support the ROTC program. (R-3-7)
COLOR GUARD RIBBON -
Awarded to members of the Color Guard (R-3-9)
CADET RECRUITING RIBBON -
Awarded to any enrolled cadet to recognize a cadet's recruiting excellence.
BATTALION COMMANDER'S RECRUITING RIBBON -
Awarded by the Battalion Commander for a cadet's recruiting efforts. (R-4-5)
d. CADET COMMAND ACADEMIC RIBBONS. (Ref: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1)
DEAN'S LIST AWARD -
Presented to cadets who achieve a quarter/semester GPA of 3.50-4.00. (R-1-1)
CADET HONORS AWARD -
Presented to cadets who achieve a quarter/semester GPA of 3.20-3.49. (R-1-2)
CADET SCHOLAR AWARD -
Presented to cadets who achieve a quarter/semester GPA of 2.90-3.19.(R-1-3)
MOST IMPROVED GRADES -
Presented to cadet who has received the highest jump on quarter/semester GPA. (R-1-4)
ROTC HONORS -
Presented to cadets who achieve a quarter/semester ROTC GPA of 4.0.(R-1-5)
e. CADET COMMAND AWARDS (Ref: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1)
PLATINUM MEDAL ATHLETE -
Presented to cadets who score 300 on record APFT.(R-2-1)
GOLD MEDAL ATHLETE -
Presented to cadets who score 290-299 on record APFT. (R-2-2)
SILVER MEDAL ATHLETE -
Presented to cadets who score 280-289 on record APFT. (R-2-3)
BRONZE MEDAL ATHLETE -
Presented to cadets who score 270-279 on record APFT. (R-2-4)
MOST IMPROVED AWARD -
Presented to the cadet who shows most improvement in score since last record APFT. A cadet may only receive this award once.(R-2-5)
f. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT (LDAC) AWARDS. (Ref: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1, para 4-4.)
REGION COMMANDER'S LEADERSHIP AWARD -
Provided by the Region Commander to the most outstanding cadet in each regiment.
CAMP COMMANDER'S LEADERSHIP AWARD -
Awarded to the number one cadet in each company as determined by their total camp evaluation scores.
PLATOON LEADERSHIP AWARD -
Awarded to the number one cadet training platoon in each cycle as determined by their total camp evaluation scores.
PHYSICAL PROFICIENCY AWARD -
Awarded to each cadet at LDAC who scores in the top 10 percentile of points on the record physical fitness test as prescribed by HQ, Cadet Command.
MILITARY PROFICIENCY AWARD -
Awarded to the top 5 percent of all cadets in each camp cycle according to the individual's combined military proficiency scores as prescribed by HQ, Cadet Command.
ROTC RECONDO -
Awarded to those cadets who successfully completed the RECONDO phase of training at LDAC.
RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP QUALIFICATION BADGE -
Cadets receive appropriate badge based on qualification score for record fire.
AUSA MEDAL FOR ROTC LDAC ACHIEVEMENT -
Presented annually to the most outstanding cadet in each regimental size unit at LDAC.
ONE-SHOT-ONE-KILL AWARD -
Cadets who score 40 out of 40 during Basic Rifle Marksmanship either at Basic/LDAC.(R-3-11)
g. CAMP CHALLENGE CADET AWARDS. (Ref: Cadet Command Regulation 672-5-1, para 4-5.)
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY (AUSA) AWARD FOR MILITARY EXCELLENCE -
Awarded to the top cadet in each Battalion who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, professional performance, consistent attainment of high scores and has displayed a high degree of teamwork and initiative.
THE RESERVE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR MILITARY EXCELLENCE -
Presented to one cadet in each Battalion who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character, and a high aptitude for military service.
NATIONAL SOJOURNERS' AWARD FOR AMERICANISM AND MILITARY EXCELLENCE -
Presented to one cadet in each Battalion who has demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership abilities.
THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS AWARD -
Presented to one cadet in each Battalion who has demonstrated those leadership and personal attributes consistent with exceptional achievements in the honored traditions of the U.S. Army.
THE RESERVE OFFICERS' ASSOCATION AWARD FOR MILITARY EXCELLENCE -
Presented to one cadet in each Battalion who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and skills performance ability as measured through the achievement in basic military skills.
MILITARY ORDER OF PURPLE HEART -
Presented to the cadet who has demonstrated the greatest improvement in overall performance during camp.
SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) AWARD -
Presented to one cadet per Battalion who is enrolled in an engineering curriculum and who has demonstrated outstanding military performance.
HIGH APFT AWARD -
Presented to one male and female per Battalion for the highest APFT score.
MARKSMANSHIP BADGES -
Presented to all cadets who qualify expert, sharpshooter or marksman.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE COMPLETION RIBBON -
Presented to each cadet who successfully completes the Leadership Training Course (LTC).(R-3-13)
h.Local Scholarships - Other than college based scholarship programs
Colonel Norman Ehresman ROTC Scholarship Fund
Norman O. Ramge, Jr. ROTC Scholarship Award
American Legion Endowment Fund
Hilltopper Alumni Leadership Awards
VFW Military Order of the COOTIE Scholarship Fund
FW Endowment (5th District)
Captain Charles F. Thomas IV Scholarship Fund
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