• All program ribbons shown below are in correct order of wear.

     



    Meritorious  1. Meritorious Achievement - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any NJROTC cadet who distinguishes him/herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or performance of a meritorious act. Awarded on a case-by-case basis by the Area Manager.
    Distinguished 2. Distinguished Unit - Awarded YEARLY to cadets who were unit members during the academic year in which the school earned the Distinguished Unit status. Awarded to only 30 percent of the total number of NJROTC units in the program.


    Distinguished  3. Distinguished Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to one cadet in each year group with the highest combined average for overall scholastic standing and aptitude in NJROTC unit activities (includes academics, homework, physical fitness, community service, drill, etc.)


    Honor  4. Honor Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to one cadet in each year group with the highest overall academic achievement (GPA) in school, including naval science. 



    Achievement 5. Cadet Achievement - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet who distinguishes him/herself by outstanding achievement or sustained superior performance. The cadet must exhibit exceptional military aptitude and dedication to the program as well as overall excellence in all facets of NJROTC. Awarded on a case-by-case basis by the Area Manager. 



    Achievement 6. Unit Achievement - Awarded YEARLY to cadets in good standing who were unit members during the academic year which the school earned the Unit Achievement status as determined by the Area Manager. Awarded only to those units that demonstrated exceptional performance, but did not qualify for Distinguished Unit status.


    Aptitude  7. Aptitude - Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets who demonstrate an exceptional military aptitude and dedication to the NJROTC program.


    NS4  8. NS IV Outstanding Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 4 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance, and conduct.


    NS3  9. NS III Outstanding Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 3 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance, and conduct. 



    NS2  10. NS II Outstanding Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 2 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance, and conduct. 



    NS1  11. NS I Outstanding Cadet - Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 1 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance, and conduct.

    Conduct  12. Exemplary Conduct - Awarded YEARLY to each cadet who demonstrates exemplary conduct for the school year.


    Academic  13. Academic Award - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to each cadet who has met any of the following academic award criteria: 


    Personal Apperance  14. Exemplary Personal Appearance - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to each cadet who displays exemplary personal appearance and has worn his/her uniform on all occasions required.


    Pysical Fitness  15. Physical Fitness - Awarded TWICE A YEAR to any cadet who meets or exceeds the basic physical fitness requirements as outlined in Chapter 13 on pages 13-10/11 of the Cadet Field Manual.


    Participation  16. Participation - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet who has participated in three events other than routine unit activities.


    Unit Service  17. Unit Service - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet who has demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the unit as determined by the SNSI.


    Community Service  18. Community Service - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet in good standing who distinguishes him/herself by dedicated and outstanding service to the community.


    Drill  19. Drill Team- Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to each member of a drill team in good standing who has entered competition, or performed at three or more official functions.


    Color Guard  20. Color Guard - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to each member of a color guard in good standing who has entered competition or performed at three or more official functions.


    Rifle Team  21. Pistol/Rifle Team - Awarded WHEN EARNED, to any cadet in good standing who has entered any competition.


    Orinteering  22. Orienteering - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet in good standing who has entered any organized orienteering competition, or who meets the orienteering qualification standards outlined on pages 9-18/19 of the Cadet Field Manual.


    Recruiting  23. Recruiting - Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to a cadet who is instrumental in the enrollment of two students in the NJROTC program. Subsequent awards are given for each additional two students enrolled.


    Mini Boot Camp  24. Mini-Boot Camp - Awarded to any cadet upon satisfactory completion of mini-boot camp, Leadership Academy or similar training as approved by the Area Manager.


    Sea Cruise  25. Sea Cruise - Awarded to any cadet upon completion of an at-sea cruise (vessel must cast off lines and be underway).