JROTC Leadership Awards Program

JROTC Awards Chair LCDR Terry Tassin, USN Ret. making a presentation to Alexandra Sanchez of Cortez High School Navy JROTC

The purpose of the MOAA JROTC Medal is to recognize an outstanding cadet who is in their next-to-last year in the JROTC program and who has demonstrated exceptional potential for military leadership.  The presentation of the MOAA JROTC medal is one way the Arizona Chapter fosters a positive military recognition among the youth of the community.

To be eligible for an award, a candidate must:

  • Be in the next-to-last year of a JROTC program
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate a high degree of loyalty to the unit, school, and our country
  • Demonstrate exceptional potential for military leadership
  • Attend school at one of the schools our MOAA Chapter supports. 

The individual’s unit commander, who coordinates the selection and presentation with our chapter, selects the award recipient.

The Arizona Chapter of MOAA supports the following fifteen (15) high school Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.  Six are Army, five are Air Force, and four are Navy. 

  • Alhambra High School, Army
  • Apollo High School, Navy
  • Cactus High School, Air Force
  • Camelback High School, Army
  • Carl Hayden High School, Army
  • Central High School, Army
  • Cortez High School, Navy
  • Deer Valley High School, Air Force
  • Moon Valley High School, Navy
  • North High School, Army
  • Sandra Day O’Connor High School, Air Force
  • Shadow Mountain High School, Air Force
  • South Mountain High School, Army
  • Sunnyslope High School, Air Force
  • Thunderbird High School, Navy
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