In 1967, PDC Donald Fournier, then Senior Vice Commander of the AMVETS Department of Illinois, designed the medal we still use today. It
started the AMVETS ROTC Awards Program, and was then authorized by the Department of Defense, Heraldry Section, for ROTC cadets to wear our
AMVETS medal or ribbon on the uniform. The program includes all Illinois public and private high schools,Universities, Colleges and ROTC units
on the US Bases in Germany, Puerto Rico and Guam. This program was later adopted by the National AMVETS.
Instructors may request medals and blank certificates by completing the this form. Please contact Crystal Blakeman at email@example.com or 1-800-638-8387.
Please feel free to share any photos or write-ups you acquire of the awardees or the program in general. This is not a requirement; however, we would
appreciate this so we can share feedback with our organization. Those materials may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to the
Illinois AMVETS HQ, 2200 South Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703.
The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation also supports the JROTC through a scholarship specifically for JROTC members graduating
high school. Click HERE to learn more.