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The Military Order of the Purple Heart

Award Requirements and Ordering Procedures

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

Purpose: The Military Order of the Purple Heart Award recognizes demonstrated leadership ability in a cadet/midshipman enrolled in a 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.

Ordering Procedures:

(1) High School, College, University or Trade School
    •      -The Commander of the Unit selects the recipient annually.
    •      -The Commander may request the award by filling out and submitting the
    •       to the Military Order of the Purple Heart at least two months prior to the presentation date.
    •      -The recipient's name is printed on the citation by the school.
(2) MOPH Chapter
    • Individual MOPH Members or Chapters may order the award for specific schools by forwarding a written request to include school name and address, ROTC contact name and phone number, and ceremony date (if known) to MOPH Headquarters: 5413-B Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151 or by FAX: (703) 642-2054, or by e-mail: ROTC@Purpleheart.org.

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.

Report: None required.
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