Presented annually to outstanding Junior ROTC cadets at participating high schools. The Daedalian Medal is considered one of the most prestigious awards given to JROTC cadets and is normally presented by a current Daedalian at a formal awards ceremony.
The supports about 65 schools, the break out is: 50% AF, 33 % Army, 17 % Navy and Marine. The schools are located in North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Certificate and/or the medal set must be awarded to an outstanding cadet from the second year in a three-year program or from the third year in a four-year program who:
a. Has demonstrated patriotism, love of country and service to our nation.
b. Has indicated the potential and desire to pursue a military career.
c. Ranks in the upper ten percent of his or her JROTC class.
d. Ranks in the upper twenty percent of his or her high school class.