Events and Programs


A. JROTC Awards Program

Area high schools participate in the JROTC Awards Program which consists of a certificate and a medal provided to the chapter from MOAA National.

The recipient at each school is an outstanding cadet selected by the JROTC staff.

The awards are presented either by a Mountain Empire Chapter member or on behalf of the Chapter by the senior JROTC instructor during the school’s annual JROTC awards ceremony.

Participating area high schools and their military branch affiliations are alphabetically listed below:

  • Cherokee  US Navy
  • Daniel Boone  US Marine Corps
  • David Crockett  US Navy
  • Dobyns-Bennett  US Air Force
  • Greene County  US Air Force
  • Greeneville  US Air Force
  • Science Hill  US Army
  • Sullivan East  US Navy
  • Sullivan North  US Navy
  • Sullivan South  US Air Force
  • Tennessee High  US Army
  • Unicoi County  US Air Force
  • Volunteer US Navy
  • Wise County (VA)  US Air Force

B. ROTC Awards Program


A ROTC award and a $500.00 scholarship are presented by a Mountain Empire Chapter member to an outstanding East Tennessee State University (ETSU) junior cadet during the annual ROTC awards ceremony.

The candidate is selected by the ROTC staff and must be a dedicated cadet who is committed to remaining in the program and is also expected to receive a commission in the US Army after his or her senior year.

The award medal and certificate are provided to the Chapter by MOAA National however the Chapter provides the $500.00 scholarship.

LCOL Ed Champion (US Army), CWO4 Jim DuBose (US Army) and COL Jack Woolley (US Army)coordinate these programs.