Fox Valley ROTC Awards


Mike CampagnoloThe Fox Valley chapter is proud to present the ROTC Award to a cadet in each high school or college with a ROTC program in our area. Mike Campagnolo (mikec@mobilemark.com) is the leader our ROTC program. Each school determines their recipient.

The purpose of the program is to recognize a ROTC student of superior leadership abilities and accomplishments, military bearing, and overall academic excellence. The winner of this award is a superior ROTC Cadet who exemplifies the high ideals and principles which motivated and sustained our patriot ancestors.

ROTC Certificate Law Enforcement Medal The award consists of an embossed Bronze ROTC Certificate, a Bronze ROTC Medal and a uniform ribbon. College cadets receive a Silver ROTC Medal.
Sea Cadets receive a Good Citizenship medal.
Click images to enlarge photos. See previous winners in the ROTC archive.

Fox Valley Schools with ROTC Programs

It is amazing that each of these schools with a ROTC program are less than 30 minutes from the grave of a soldier who fought in the American Revolution. Click on the number of miles to get the MapQuest directions from the school to the Patriot's grave. Click on the Patriot's name to see his biography and photos of his grave.

Town ROTC High School Service Contact Closest Patriot Miles
Aurora  Aurora East High School Navy  LCDR Person Frederick Vaughan 1.52
Aurora  Marmion Military Academy Army  MSgt Collins John Gowdy 6.48
Aurora  US Naval Sea Cadets Navy  LTJG Cabe Frederick Vaughan 4.27
Bolingbrook  Bolingbrook High School Air Force  Major Rukstalis John Dudley 7.60
Frankfort  Lincoln-Way East High School Air Force  Lt Col Pettyjohn Charles Denny 3.62
Frankfort  Lincoln-Way North High School Air Force  Lt Col Wingfield Charles Denny 6.18
Joliet  Joliet Central High School Army  Major Jayko John Cook 1.39
Joliet  Joliet West High School Army  SSG Littlepage John Cook 4.66
Lockport  Lockport Township - East Air Force  Major Brown John Cook 5.37
Mooseheart  Mooseheart High School Navy  W O Smith John Gowdy 3.75
Naperville  US Naval Sea Cadets Navy  LTJG Luzadder John Dudley 0.69
New Lenox  Lincoln-Way Central High School Air Force  Lt Col O'Connor Charles Denny 3.94
New Lenox  Lincoln-Way West High School Air Force  Lt Col Ramsey Charles Denny 8.69
Romeoville  Romeoville High School Marines  GYSgt Miller John Cook 8.78
Town ROTC University or College Service Contact Closest Patriot Miles
DeKalb  Northern Illinois University Army Lt Col Dosier Abner Powers 19.95

See Photos of Previous Year's Award Winners in the ROTC Archive.

Photos of 2017 ROTC Award Winners

West Aurora 2017 West Aurora 2017

The cadets at West Aurora march in formation into at this year's ROTC Award Night on Apr 20. On the right is the full cadre of cadets.

Sarah Martin

Chapter President Emeritus Mike Campagnolo presents the Bronze ROTC medal and certificate to Sarah Martin.

Marmion Academy 2017

The cadets at Marmion Academy put on an impressive show at this year's Military Night on Feb 12.

CLTC Andrew J Lifka CCPT Adam L Streich

On the left, chapter President Emeritus Mike Campagnolo presents the Bronze ROTC medal and certificate to Battalion Commander CLTC Andrew Lifka. On the right, Mike presents the Bronze Good Citizenship medal and certificate to HQ Company Commande CCPT Adam Streich.