The Military Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Award recognizes demonstrated leadership ability in a cadet/midshipman enrolled in an ROTC/JROTC program in a High School, College, University or Trade School.



Nominated recipient must:

  • Be an underclassman (Seniors not eligible)

  • Have a positive attitude toward ROTC/JROTC as expressed through full participation and attendence

  • 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

  • Not been a previous recipient of this award.


The MOPH Leadership Award packet includes a medal pendant with ribbon, a separate ribbon bar and a certificate. Cadets and midshipmen who are awarded the MOPH Leadership Award are authorized to wear the appropriate medal/ribbon based on uniform regulations followed by their ROTC/JROTC unit.



The award is presented annually – usually during the Spring Award ceremony. Presentation of the award by a MOPH Member is preferred.



Download and complete the Award Request Form (CLICK HERE) and email to

Chapter 1919 will order award packets on behalf of sponsored schools, and coordinate delivery and presentation of the awards with each school based on the school’s award ceremony date.

ROTC & JROTC programs are encouraged to complete and email the Award Request Form as soon as they have identified their nominated student – AND SCHEDULED the award ceremony date, time, and location.