Junior ROTC and ROTC
The American Legion is a strong supporter of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs across the country. Legion posts are urged to present medals available through American Legion Emblem Sales to the top JROTC and ROTC students in their area.
During the 2000 Spring Meetings, the Legion's National Executive Committee passed Resolution No. 20, encouraged Legion departments to establish "Outstanding JROTC Cadet of the Year" programs. And Resolution No. 11, passed during the 2006 Spring NEC Meetings, urges Legion departments, districts and posts to present American Legion ROTC medals to requesting colleges and high schools in their states.
Post 229 is a sponsor of Bob Jones, James Clemens and Sparkman High Schools JROTC programs, giving financial support and presenting military and academic excellence medals at awards banquets.
In September 2021, Bob Jones JROTC members participated in a Legion Post 229 "Garage Sale", earning funds for their activities.
- On 19 Apr 2022, Commander, Post 229 presented JROTC awards at the Bob Jones Auditorium at 6-7 PM.
- On 20 Apr 2022, Commander, Post 229, presented awards at the Sparkman JROTC Award Ceremony held at 0930.
- On 20 Apr 2022, Commander, Post 229 presented awards at the James Clemens H.S. JROTC Ceremony held at 6-7 PM.