AWARDS

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MEDALS

Medals are prestigious awards that are worn on a cadets uniform. These medals can be awarded at the cadet corps.

The Lord Strathcona Medal (LSM) is the highest Award which can be bestowed upon a Cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training.

The Medal and the accompanying Certificate of Merit are awarded by the Lord Strathcona Trust. The issue and wearing of the LSM is authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff. Each Army Cadet corps has the opportunity to award one medal in each training year, but the award of the medal is to be based solely on the availability of a worthy candidate. Awarding the LSM annually is not mandatory and is not a matter of any custom for a particular appointment or by seniority alone.

This medal is selected by the Commanding Officer on the advice of corps officers and NCOs.


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This medal is presented to a cadet who, over many years, has actively participated in community service activities and works exceptionally well with fellow cadets, volunteers and unit officers. The cadet must also consistently promote esprit de corps, comradeship, goodwill, and enhance the image of cadets in their local community. The cadet must have fulfilled all requirements of the corps local headquarters annual mandatory training program and participated in 75% of the optional training. In addition the cadet must have participated in at least three community service events, in addition to the corps supported programs.

This medal is selected by the Commanding Officer on the advice of corps officers and NCOs.


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This medal is presented to an Army Cadet that has successfully completed four years of honourable service within the Canadian cadet program. Single bars are awarded for each additional year. 


Four Years

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TROPHIES

Top level trophies, awarded to top cadets who meet or exceed the criteria for these local unit trophies.

The recipient of the Commanding Officer’s Award is a senior cadet (Sergeant and above, when selected for the award), who has proven to be a strong instructor within the program, mentor to the junior cadets, and team player to their peers during the current training year. The cadet has exemplified loyalty to their subordinates, superiors, unit, and community. This award is selected and presented by the Commanding Officer.


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The recipient of the Top Junior Cadet Award is a junior cadet (Master Bombardier and below, when selected for the award), who has excelled in drill, dress, and deportment in the current training year. In addition, this cadet has done well in their star level training and has a strong attendance record.

This award is selected by the cadet corps’ Commanding Officer with the advice of the corps staff and senior cadets.


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TRAINING AWARDS

These awards are presented to those who meet or exceed the criteria for these unit awards.

Awarded to a cadet in the Green Star training level who has performed exceptionally well in all aspects of training, drill, dress and deportment. The cadet is one of the top in the subjects of citizenship, leadership, and the fitness/sports performance objectives. The recipient of the award is recommended by the Level Officer.


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Awarded to a cadet in the Red Star training level who has performed exceptionally well in all aspects of training, drill, dress and deportment. The cadet is one of the top in the subjects of citizenship, leadership, fitness/sports, and bushcraft performance objectives. The recipient of the award is recommended by the Level Officer.


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Awarded to a cadet in the Silver Star training level who has performed exceptionally well in all aspects of training, drill, dress and deportment. The cadet is one of the top in the subjects of citizenship, leadership, and instructional techniques performance objectives. The recipient of the award is recommended by the Level Officer.


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Awarded to a cadet in the Gold Star training level who has performed exceptionally well in all aspects of training, drill, dress and deportment. The cadet is one of the top in thesubjects of citizenship, leadership, and instructional techniques performance objectives. In addition, the cadet has proven to be a strong instructor. The recipient of the award is recommended by the Level Officer.


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Awarded to a cadet in the Master Cadet training level who has performed exceptionally well in all aspects of training, drill, dress and deportment. In addition, the cadet has proven to be a strong instructor and activity organizer. The recipient of the award is recommended by the Level Officer.

Before 2015-2016, the award was given to the top National Star Certificate Exam (NSCE) cadets.


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SPECIAL AWARDS & PRESENTATIONS

Commanding Officer's Commendations formally recognize individuals who go above and beyond in duty to the cadet corps.


2017

Mrs. L. Demont

2015

Mr. S. Cupelli, Mrs. M. Byers, Mrs. K. Stewart

Each Commanding Officer’s Parade, a deserving cadet is recognized for their exemplary commitment to their drill, dress, and deportment. The individual is presented with a certificate, and is entitled to wear the “Top Cadet” brassard during the set period authorized by the Commanding Officer.


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There are many examples of traditions that build camaraderie in a military environment, but few are as well-respected as the practice of carrying a challenge coin—a small medallion or token that recognizes an individual for an exemplary action, duty or merit. It is intended to be issued with a minimum of formality. The Coin is awarded strictly at the discretion of the Commanding Officer.

The Commanding Officer’s Coin is presented by the Commanding Officer of 2677.


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Some cadets may choose to apply for the Canadian Armed Forces Basic Parachute Course at the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre, in Trenton. There they’ll complete the necessary training to get them to the Mock Tower. The mock tower is used to simulate exiting an aircraft while parachuting. Upon completion of the mock tower phase of the training, candidates enter the “J ” (jump) stage of their course. 2677 is one of the few army cadet corps across Canada who conduct Mock Tower Jump Days, where each cadet has the opportunity to jump from the tower and simulate what it would be like to be a military parachutist. A short video on the mock tower can be seen here.

These tower wings are presented to a cadet who has completed three successful descents from a Mock Tower.


November 2010

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