Robert E Lee Award

Purpose: The General Robert E. Lee Leadership Award is intended to give the Camps of the Texas Division an opportunity to work with the local high schools and colleges in their area that have JROTC and ROTC programs.

Number of Awards: One annual award per JROTC or ROTC program, but a Camp may present the award at more than one program in their area.

Eligibility: The General Robert E. Lee Leadership Award should be presented to the JROTC / ROTC student, who in the judgment of that school’s senior JROTC / ROTC advisor, best emulates the leadership principles, moral character, and dedication to duty that was so superbly personified by General Robert E. Lee.

“Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.” "I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in doing so, than incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.” "All that the South has ever desired was that the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized should be administered in purity and truth." - General Robert E. Lee

Selection Process:
Brigade and local Camp Commanders will serve as the local Points of Contact and liaison with the student advisor 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.

Procedure for Camps wishing to participate in the program:
• Contact the Texas Division Leadership Awards “point of contact” to verify that the school you wish to honor hasn’t already been selected by another Camp.
• Contact the senior advisor of the school’s JROTC / ROTC program, and tell them that our organization would like to present the SCV Texas Division’s General Robert E. Lee Leadership Award to the cadet of their choice.
• Give the advisor a copy of the selection criteria for their review. Ask that they allow at least five weeks from time of nomination to the award presentation date, to allow ample time to create and mail the award.
• Nominations shall include: (Please double-check all spelling and other information)
• Recipient’s full name, including rank, as it is to show on certificate, (example: C/SFC John D. Doe)
• Branch of service of the cadet’s JROTC/ROTC program (Army, Navy, Air Force, etc)
• College / High School (school name and city) of the cadet to be honored,
• Date of the presentation, and
• The name and return address of the presenter.
• Forward the award information and fee to the Leadership Awards POC at least five weeks prior to the presentation ceremony.
• When the presenter receives the certificate, it should be reviewed by the nominating advisor for completeness and accuracy, allowing enough time for any needed corrections.

Form of Award: The award consists of a certificate and ribbon bar. In addition, the presenting Camp may wish to include an appropriate gift, such as the book, Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage and Vision, by H.W. Crocker III. This book may be purchased from the SCV General Headquarters on-line store.

POC and Cost of Award: POC: Texas Division Student Awards Coordinator.
There is a $15.00 fee to cover costs of the certificate, ribbon bar, and mailing, which will be borne by the presenting Camp.

Presentation: The award should be presented in an appropriate ceremony by the nominating SCV Camp Commander or a Brigade officer.