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JROTC/ROTC MOAA AWARDS
April/May 2024

Lincoln Land MOAA Chapter now has a  history of supporting the JROTC/ROTC program, transferred and sustained from the long-standing program sponsored by the former East Central Illinois MOAA Chapter.  There have been various Chapter awards, scholarship endowments to Senior class JROTC cadets, and the MOAA medal to Junior class cadets for both JROTC and ROTC.

This year's 2024 awards were presented as follows:

University of Illinois:

Certificates, MOAA medals, and checks were presented on 25 April by Lincoln Land Chapter President Dave Knieriem, Major, USAF (Ret). ​

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Army ROTC Cadet Thomas Franklin​

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Navy ROTC Midshipman Samuel Base

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Air Force ROTC Cadet Griffen Costello

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Air Force ROTC Professor of Aerospace Studies (PAS) Lt Col Scalzitti, USAF and Maj Knieriem (Ret)

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University of Illinois Air Force ROTC Detachment 190

Major Dave Knieriem(Ret) was honored by a photo op with the Cadets and AFROTC PAS after the awards ceremony.

Dave was the ROTC Detachment 190 Cadet Commander 50 years ago in Spring 1974. 

It was an honor and privledge to be with this group of great future Air Force Leaders!

Eastern Illinois:

Certificate, MOAA medal, and check were presented on 25 April by  Chapter 2nd Vice President and ROTC/JROTC Liasion  Jim Forman, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)​

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Army ROTC Cadet Dillon Dismas

Mattoon High School:

Certificates, MOAA medal and check were presented on 2 May by  Chapter 2nd Vice President and ROTC/JROTC Liasion  Jim Forman, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

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Army JROTC

MOAA Award

Cadet Shelby Pickering

Army JROTC

Scholarship Award

Cadet ELizabheth Honn

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Awainting Information and Photos from:


Richland High School and Danville High School: 

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