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Robert E Lee Award

Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things
You cannot do more- you should never wish to do less.
R.E. Lee

The Robert E. Lee Leadership Award is presently annually to an outstanding cadet enrolled in the ROTC or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps in each participating college and high school within the State of Texas.

Criteria for Award: The Robert E. Lee Leadership Award Ribbon will be presented to one cadet in each college and high school ROTC Department who, in the judgment of that school’s Professor of Military Science, best emulates the leadership principles, moral character, and dedication to duty demonstrated so superbly by General Robert E. Lee.

The Award will consist of a standard-size military ribbon (GRACO pattern 1051) with a gold star in the center. It will be worn in accordance with applicable ROTC/JROTC regulations. In addition, the recipient will receive a Certificate of Award and, at the discretion of the appropriate level Commander, a copy of one of the books shown below.

Where possible, the award will be presented in an appropriate ceremony by a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Brigade and local Camp Commanders will serve as the Points of Contact and liaison with ROTC/JROTC Departments within their geographic areas. The Division and Brigade Commanders will address contact with those schools not served by a local Camp and also resolve responsibilities when an area is served by two or more SCV Camps.

Costs of the Award will be borne by the presenting Camp. Requests for Ribbons and Certificates will be forwarded to the Headquarters, Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans and will contain the Name (first, middle initial, last), College/High School (name and town/city) of the cadet to be honored, and the name and return address of the presenter.

The Robert E. Lee Leadership Award is an exceptional way for camps to introduce themselves to their local schools and the public. If your camp isn't participating in this program, you are missing an excellent chance to be exposed to your local community in a positive way. This is a very good public relations tool that can be used, at a small cost to the camp. Camps that wish to participate in the program should:

  • Determine if there are any JROTC and/or ROTC programs in there area.
  • Contact the SCV Texas Division program chairman to see if the JROTC/ROTC program you wish to honor is already awarded by another camp.
  • Contact the school JROTC/ROTC instructor and tell them that our organization would like to present the Texas Division Robert E. Lee Leadership Award to the cadet of there choice.
  • Give the instructor a copy of the selection criteria and the certificate example for their review. Ask that they give ample notification of the awards date to allow the time to create and mail the award.
  • When sending your request for the award to be presented, please remember that the following information is needed to be able to create the certificate. (Please check all spelling)
    1. Cadet’s full name, including rank as it is to appear on certificate, (Example: Cadet Sergeant 1st Class John D. Doe or C/SFC John D. Doe)
    2. Branch of service the cadets ROTC, JROTC program is affiliated with (Army, Navy, Air Force Marine, etc)
    3. Full name of school and city located
    4. Date the awards will be presented.

Please, try and send all of the above information with enough time for the Certificate to be created and mailed. There is a $2.00 fee on each award to cover cost of ribbon bar, Certificate and mailing.

Program Chairman:
Lee Roy Lance
Home - 979-485-5198
Cell - 713-922-9729