The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.

Role and purpose

According to Title 10, Section 2031 of the United States Code, the purpose of JROTC is "to instill in students in [United States] secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Objectives for each cadet to be:

Developing good citizenship and patriotism

Marine Corps League Community Service Award (JROTC)

At our 2006 National Convention the Community Service Ribbon for JROTC units was adopted.

The SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment is pleased to make this award available to all JROTC units in our area.  In addition to a ribbon a framed Community Service Award Certificate with the Cadetís rank, name and unit will be presented.

Following is the criteria for the award:

            Ribbon:                        Green, Yellow, Green (Cadets are authorized to wear this ribbon on their uniform along with any others they are entitled to)

            Presented by:               A local member of the Marine Corps League or the Senior Instructor

            Presented to:                An Individual

            Award Selection:         The Senior Instructor will select the eligible cadet in accordance with the the criteria below

            Sponsor:                      SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment of the Marine Corps League

Award presented annually to a cadet, not previously a recipient, who:           

            a. Has demonstrated exemplary service above and beyond the service activities performed by the unit of which the cadet is a member

            b. Must have held a key leadership position and/or directly contributed to the planning, coordination and implementation of high profile community service/volunteer project(s)

            c. Must be in the top 25 percent of their class in all subjects, including JROTC

Awards Presented in 2010

May 25, 2010

HCDD Jimmie Lee Howard presenting award to Cadet First Sergeant  Tyler Fairman of the Pocomoke High School MCJROTC Unit

Detachment Junior Past Commandant and Senior Instructor of the Pocomoke High School MCJROTC Unit Colonel Jim Siegel USMC (Ret) speaking to the Unit and guests

L to R Detachment Commandant Andy Bouma and HCDD Jimmie Lee Howard

L to R Detachment Member Gloria Howard with hubby HCDD Jimmie Lee Howard

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