Purpose: This award recognizes one outstanding cadet in the second year or second to the last year of their commitment to a unit. The award cannot be bestowed on a cadet in his/her first or last year of the program.
Eligibility-The Cadet Must:
-Have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate patriotism by deeds of conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects.
-Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his/her academic class.
-Have demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self discipline, good citizenship and patriotism.
-Have no previously received this award.
Selection: The DAI/SAI or other senior service official or the head of the school (or both) will make the selection.
Presentation: With 30 days prior notice of the presentation ceremony whenever possible the Scottish Rite Valley which provided the award will select and provide a presenter.