Commander Donovan A. Lazarus, AMVETS Department of Hawaii: “We are always happy to be able to support all 26 High Schools and the University of Hawaii annually in the Hawaii ROTC program. These cadets are our future Leaders and we will always support them and the Senior Instructors”.
AMVETS Junior ROTC and ROTC medals and certificates are authorized by Army and Air Force regulations. While no regulations exist for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC units, AMVETS also recognizes these branches. The award consists of a medal pendant and ribbon bar. Two cadet from each detachment is recognized annually.
Few would deny that America’s future will one day be in the hands of today’s youth, including those present here today. Consequently, AMVETS is very proud to be a small part of this outstanding youth development program known for fostering good citizenship and preparing them for what lies ahead.
Those selected must demonstrate a positive attitude toward the (Junior) Reserve Officers Training Corps, demonstrate a neat personal appearance, demonstrate outstanding personal attributes, have attained a grade of “A” or its equivalent in (Junior) ROTC during the most recent grading period, and be in good academic standing in all other course work.
AMVETS has been a leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s Armed Forces. AMVETS mission is two-fold: first, providing support for veterans and the active military in obtaining their earned benefits, and second, reaching out to local communities through our programs, such as the (Junior) ROTC medal program.