JROTC Awards


JROTC RECOGNITION PROGRAM

The SAR awards the ROTC Medal which is approved by the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force, and endeavors to foster the principle of "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen. Recipients are selected for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership, qualities, military bearing and general excellence by the Commanding Officer of the JROTC unit. The local Beaufort Chapter presents this award each year to top cadets of seven area high schools in Beaufort, Colleton and Hampton counties.

The Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter has named their award "The SAR Sergeant Esau Patterson, Jr. Bronze Medal" in memory of a previous recipient from Ridgeland High School. A lowcounrty native, US Army Sgt. Patterson was killed in the line of duty on April 29, 2004.

For more information contact Maj. John Simpson 843-812-7197  jwsimple333@gmail.com


2017 Awards

On April 26, 2017, Compatriot Mike Kelley presented Cadet Alyssa Angelino of Bluffton HS with the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal.


2016 Awards

Jody Henson presents
Cadet GySgt Matthew Hurtt of Beaufort High School
the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal on May 13.

Commander Bill Murtagh, Senior Naval Military Instructor
for Hampton County High School,
presents the Chapter's 2016 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal to
Naval Cadet LTCDR Bobby Holland
on May 1st.

On April 27th, Miltary Awards Chairman Maj. John Simpson, USMC Ret.,
presents the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal to
Army Cadet Maj. Giselle Delgado of Bluffton High School.

On April 20th, Compatriot Billy Syfrett presents
the SAR Bronze JROTC Medal to
Naval Cadet CPO 3 Colyn Wilson
of Colleton County High School in Walterboro.

2015 Awards

Secretary Claude Dinkins presents
LPO PO2 Brisco Olsen of The Port Royal Sound Battalion, Sea Scouts,
with the SAR Good Citizenship Medal.

Compatriot Billy Syfrett presented
Colleton County High School Cadet Chief Petty Officer Brandon McCubbins
with the 2015 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal on April 21st.

Chapter Military Awards Chairman Lt Col Perry Gesell presents
the SAR Bonze JROTC Medal to
Cadet Colonel Zachary Wilson of the Beaufort High School Air Force Unit.

Battery Creek Marine Cadet 1st Lt. Robert Bowles
received the SAR Bronze as the Units Top Senior
from Compatriot Lt. Col. Perry Gesell (USMC Ret).
Lt Bowles will be attending the Citadel in the fall with a Marine Corps Option.

2014 Awards

Air Force Cadet 1st Lt Tucker Pettigrew of Beaufort High School
was presented the 2014 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal by Military Awards
Chairman Lt Col Perry Gesell.

Marine Cadet Lt Col Bianca Zargora
receives 2014 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal at Battery Creek High School
from Military Awards Chairman Lt Col Perry Gesell.

The newly formed Port Royal Sound Battallion
of the Naval Sea Cadet program (Naval Hospital)
selected Seaman Recruit Casey Allen as their top recruit for 2014.
He was awarded the SAR Good Citizenship Medal
by Past President Jody Henson.

Wade Hampton High School Naval JROTC Unit selected
Cadet Seaman Bobby Holland for the 2014 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal.
Military Awards Chairman Lt Col Perry Gesell
made the presentation in Hampton County.

Naval Cadet CPO Noah Delooze of Colleton County H.S.
was presented the 2014 SAR Bronze JROTC Medal by Compatriot Billy Syfrett.

Marine Cadet Corporal Dana Chapel of Whale Branch High School
receives JROTC Bronze Award from President Michael Keyserling.

2013 Awards

Beaufort High School Air Force Cadet 1st Lt. Austin Mix
was presented the 2013 SAR JROTC Bronze Medal
by Compatriot Frank Gibson.

Wade Hampton High School Naval Cadet Second Class Petty Officer Justin Parker
was presented the 2013 SAR JROTC Bronze Medal
by Vice President Micheal Keyserling.

2013 JROTC Bronze Medal presentation to Battery Creek HS
Marine Cadet Lt. Col. Wendell Roberson
by Military Awards Chairman Claude Dinkins,
SMI Lt. Col. Ray Ganas at left.

Naval Cadet PO 1st Class Dylan Davis
of Colleton County High School, Walterboro, SC,
receives the 2013 SAR Bronze Medal
from Pres. Jody Henson

Compatriot Col. Chester Cotter presents
the 2013 JROTC Bronze Medal to
Army Cadet Major Shakota Johnson of Estill High School
with SMI Lt. Col. Carl Williams.

Marine Cadet Capt. Jonathan Dominguez
of Whale Branch Early College HS
receives 2013 JROTC Bronze Medal
from Education Programs Chairman Wayne Cousar.

2012 Awards

Naval Cadet PO 1st Cl Vanessa Singleton
Wade Hamton HS presented 2012 JROTC Bronze Medal
by Military Awards Chairman Claude Dinkins with Cdr. Bill Murtaugh.

Marine Cadet 2nd Lt Dominique Dillon
of Whale Branch HS receives
2012 JROTC Bronze Medal from
Past President Wayne Cousar

Naval Cadet Lt. Shane Lyons of Colleton County High School
receives 2012 JROTC Bronze Medal from Pres. Jody Henson.

LCDR Charley Armentrout,
Colleton County HS Senior Military Instructor,
was honored with the SAR Good Citizen Medal
by Jody Henson upon his retirement this year.

Estill HS Army Cadet MSG Clayton Davis
receives 2012 SAR JROTC Bronze Medal
from Vice President Michael Keyserling

Marine Cadet GySgt Jonah Carter
of Battery Creek High School
presented 2012 JROTC Bronze Medal

2011 Awards

Marine Cadet 1st Lt. Christian Rabon
2011 Battery Creek High School

Naval Cadet Lt. Russell Dobson
2011 Wade Hampton High School

Army Cadet MSG Germerica Beckett
Instructor MSG Michael Goodley
2011 Estill HS

Navy Cadet Daquanda Magwood
2011 Colleton County HS

2010 Awards

Navy Cadet Shane Lyons
2010 Colleton County HS

Marine Cadet 2nd Lt. Anthony Grant
2010 Battery Creek HS

2009 Awards

Marine Cadet GySgt Casey Holmes
2009 Battery Creek HS

Cadet Cpl. Mariana Fernandez
2009 Hardeeville HS

Navy Cadet PO 3 Daniel Rivers
2009 Colleton County HS

Marine Cadet SSgt Ashley Roberts
2009 Ridgeland HS

Navy Cadet Lt. Nathan Cannnon
2009 Hampton County HS

Army Cadet 1st Lt. Aline Newton
and Col. G. E. Glass
2009 Estill HS