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Description: This award consists of a medal pendant with ribbon, a separate ribbon bar and a folder with a certificate.

Purpose: The Military Order of the Purple Heart Award recognizes demonstrated leadership ability in a cadet/midshipman enrolled in an ROTC/JROTC program in a High School, College, University or Trade School.

Eligibility Requirements: Each cadet/midshipman must:

  • Be an Underclassman (Seniors ARE NOT eligible);
  • Have a positive attitude toward ROTC/JROTC and country;
  • Hold a leadership position in the cadet corps;
  • Be active in school and community affairs;
  • Attain a grade of “B” or better in all subjects for the previous semester; and
  • Not been a previous recipient of this award.

Presentation and Publicity:

The award is presented annually at an appropriate ceremony. Presentation of the award by a MOPH Member is preferred. A local MOPH presenter may be found by utilizing the Chapter Search function of this website and typing in your zip code to find a local MOPH Chapter.

How to Order Leadership Award:

Download the 2019-2020 ROTC Award Procedures (CLICK HERE) . Please contact Tye Coffey, tyecoffey@purpleheart.org if you have any questions or concerns.

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