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The Major-General Howard Award/Medal

The award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet in each region based on the results of the Gold Star/NSCE Program combined with an assessment of his/her over all performance as a cadet. The award takes the the form of an scroll donated by General Howard, a former Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. The following criteria are considered in the selection process:

- Length of time as a cadet

- Conduct

- Contribution to the Cadet Corps

- Community Involvement

- Peer relationship

- Standing in the Gold Star/NSCE exams

- Academic rating

- Results of Cadet career courses


Initially this award was accompanied by a plaque, since 1985 a medal has been awarded to the cadet.