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ROTC/JROTC Recognition Program
The MDSSAR participates in the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) ROTC/JROTC programs. This page supplements the information contained on the NSSAR web site here and provides data on the MDSSAR implementation of the NSSAR programs with specific information for Maryland ROTC/JROTC unit participation in these programs.
MDSSAR ROTC/JROTC activities are conducted at the Chapter level by the Chapter President or his appointed ROTC/JROTC representative. Chapter locations and contact information for the ROTC/JROTC representatives are provided.
The MDSSAR ROTC program consists of the selection each year of a Cadet from each Maryland ROTC unit for presentation of the SAR ROTC Award.
The selection is made by the unit’s Senior ROTC Instructor from all the unit’s cadets, including those of other schools who participate in the host school’s ROTC unit. Recipients are selected for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.
The selected Cadet will receive the SAR Silver ROTC Medal with a ribbon bar and certificate and a cash reward of fifty dollars ($50.00). No recipient may receive the medal more than once.
The awards are usually presented by a member of the MDSSAR Chapter at the unit’s annual award ceremonies near the end of the school year.
Nomination of the Cadet to receive the award must be provided to the local MDSSAR Chapter several weeks before the awards ceremony in order to prepare the certificate and arrange for a member to make the presentation. In some cases it may not be possible to have a presenter at the ceremony, in which case the certificate, medal and check for fifty dollars ($50.00) will be provided to the Senior ROTC Instructor prior to the awards ceremony.
SAR Silver ROTC Medal & Ribbon
Each JROTC unit may submit the nomination of one 11th grade Cadet (male or female) for the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal award each year. Each nominee is encouraged to participate in the Outstanding JROTC Cadet Competition described below. The nomination form may be found here. The form may be filled in on your computer and printed out, ready for submission.
SAR JROTC Bronze Medal & Ribbon
Nominations for the Outstanding JROTC Cadet Competition, with required attachments, must be received by the local MDSSAR Chapter prior to 31 March to be considered in the competition. Selection of the nominee shall be by the Senior Military Science Instructor and should include merit in patriotism, leadership, military bearing, scholarship and general excellence. The Senior Military Science Instructor may consider the writing of the essay a class assignment of all 11th grade cadets. Cadets should be encouraged to seek criticism of their draft essays from their English instructors in order to make this a true learning experience.
Selection of the Outstanding JROTC Cadet at each level will be made by SAR members. Consideration will be given to the nominee’s scholastic standing, grade point average, levels of participation and leadership both in the JROTC and in extra curricula activities as well as quality of the essay. Particular attention will be given to spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as quality and applicability of the essay content.
Any nominations received after 31 March or that do not meet all the requirements for the competition will not be considered in the competition but such nominees will receive the JROTC bronze medal with ribbon and certificate at the annual awards ceremony. If not participating in the competition, the lower portion of the nomination form, starting with the item “Scholastic Standing” and the essay are not required to be submitted with the nomination. In such cases, the Cadet’s Social Security Number may also be omitted.
The winner of the Outstanding JROTC Cadet competition in each MDSSAR Chapter will receive the OJROTC bronze medallion, a ribbon with a bronze star and gold frame, a certificate, and a fifty dollar ($50.00) cash award.
SAR OJROTC Bronze Medallion & Ribbon
Nominations of the Chapter level competition winners are submitted to the MDSSAR ROTC/JROTC and Outstanding Citizenship Committee no later than April 15th for consideration in the State level Outstanding JROTC Cadet competition.
The winner of the State level competition is invited to an MDSSAR function for presentation of the State level award which consists of the JROTC Medallion, a framed ribbon with a silver star, a certificate, and a two hundred ($200.00) monetary award.
The nomination of the State competition winner will be forwarded to the NSSAR Executive Director to be in his office no later than May 1st for consideration in the National Outstanding JROTC Cadet Competition. The winner of the National Competition will be invited, with a chaperone, to the NSSAR National Congress for presentation of the award. Travel expenses, up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) will be provided.
The National award consists of the JROTC Gold Medallion with a gold framed ribbon with a gold star, a certificate and a one thousand dollar ($1000.00) monetary award.
MDSSAR Chapters/Counties or City Contact
1. Sgt. Lawrence Everhart / Frederick CountyDavid M. Schrodel 9834 Steiner Smith Rd, Woodsboro, MD 21798 301-845-8466 drschrodelaol [dot] com
2. Gen. William Smallwood / Montgomery CountyMichael A. Saunders 12107 Hunters Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852 301-468-9268 msaunderverizon [dot] net
3. Christian Ardinger / Washington CountyNo ROTC or JROTC units.
4. Col. John Eager Howard / Baltimore CityChristopher M. Cortright 4526 Schenley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210 410-243-4711 cmcortrightyahoo [dot] com
5. Col. Nicholas Ruxton Moore / Baltimore CountyCharles H. Hill 2117 Hawthorne Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220 410-686-6578 chhbmdmsn [dot] com
6. John Paul Jones / Anne Arundel CountyChristopher C. Beck, Sr. 327 Beach Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403 410-721-9933 bunmilletverizon [dot] net
7. Col. Henry Hollingsworth / Cecil CountyNo ROTC or JROTC units.
8. Col. Tench Tilghman / Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne & Talbot CountiesDr. B. Conway Geregory 144 Sunset Dr, Denton, MD 21629 410-479-2334 cgregory144hotmail [dot] com
9. Col. Aquila Hall / Harford CountyNo ROTC or JROTC units.
10. Charles Carroll of Carrollton / Howard CountyNo chapter ROTC/JROTC chairman.
11. John Hanson / Prince George's CountyGlenn H. Widden 13214 L'Enfant Dr, Fort Washington, MD 20744 301-292-4614 k3doearthlink [dot] net
12. Capt. John Smoot / Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico & Worchester CountiesRaymond L. Jackson 108 N. Church St, Snow Hill, MD 21863 410-632-0300 rjackson_2kyahoo [dot] com
13. Westminster / Carroll CountyDr. Cecil M. Massie, Sr 114 Virginia Dr, Westminster, MD 21158 410-848-4156 cmassieqis [dot] net
14. Thomas Stone / Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's CountiesFrederick G. Scott 2147 Freemantle Ct, St. Charles, MD 20602 301-535-6264 sgtfredscottverizon [dot] net Also for St. Mary's County: David G. Langford P.O. Box 814, Hollywood, MD 20636 301-373-8335 dglang4dgmail [dot] com
15. Little Meadows / Alleghany & Garrett CountiesWilliam Nemith 1303 Sanders Lane, Oakland, MD 21550 301-334-8386 billnemithhotmail [dot] com
For further information about the program, you may find the local chapter contact nearest you, or you may contact the state chairman:George Satterthwaite, II 513 Holly Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744 301-292-2312 rotcmarylandsar [dot] org
The national website will also have some addition information, and may be the most up to date.