ROTC/JROTC PROGRAM

In 1967, PDC Donald Fournier, then Senior Vice Commander of the AMVETS Department of Illinois, designed the medal we still use today. It started the AMVETS ROTC Awards Program, and was then authorized by the Department of Defense, Heraldry Section, for ROTC cadets to wear our AMVETS medal or ribbon on the uniform. The program includes all Illinois public and private high schools, Universities, Colleges and ROTC units on the US Bases in Germany, Puerto Rico and Guam. This program was later adopted by the National AMVETS.

 

Instructors may request medals and blank certificates by completing the this form

 

Please feel free to share any photos or write-ups you acquire of the awardees or the program in general. This is not a requirement; however, we would appreciate this so we can share feedback with our organization. Those materials may be mailed to the Illinois AMVETS HQ, 2200 South Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703.

Thank you to our generous supporters of the ROTC/JROTC Medals Program

Colonel Sponsor
15 medals or more

PDC Christopher Studebaker

PDC Cheryl Weglewski

Ted Knusman Post 13

Darrel Tucker 
& Mitchi Tucker

Jean & Mike Henning

Post 179

Col. Bernard Paul

PDC Tony Altieri

Post 66

Norma Studebaker in memory of PDC Bob Studebaker

Post 94

Commander Sponsor
10 medals

10 medals

PDC Richard VanNatta

Post 8

 

 

Lieutenant Sponsor

5 medals

Springfield Post 94

Post 268

 

Cadet Sponsor
1 medal

If you would like to sponsor medals, please complete this form.

CONTACT US

Illinois AMVETS Headquarters

2200 South Sixth St.

Springfield, IL 62703

217.528.4713

Staff E-Mails:

Executive Director: Keith Wetherell

Communications Director: Ashley Murphy

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