Cadet Service Award
- Cadet Service Badges. The following awards may be earned by Cadets for each year of efficient service:
- 1st Year : One black-and white Stripe
- 2nd Year : Two black-and white Stripe
- 3rd Year : One Service Star
- 4th Year : One Service Star and one black-and white Stripe
- 5th Year : Two Service Star
- 6th Year : Two Service Star and one black-and white Stripe
- 7th Year : Three Service Star
- Cadets promoted to Adult membership may count Cadet Service towards the Service Medal
- The possession of the Cadet Service Badge does not, however, automatically entitle the holder to this concession and application at the time of promotion to Adult membership must be made to State/ Regional Headquarters for the service to be assessed.
Special Service Shield
- The Special Service Shield Badge is awarded by State/ Regional Commanders to Cadets who are efficient and have completed a minimum of 100 hours voluntary (unpaid) service to the community. Further badges are awarded for 200, 500, 750 and 1,000 hours of service. Certificate for 1,000 hours Special Service and subsequent certificates denoting further multiples of 1,000 hour are issued by the National Headquarters.
- On promotion from Cadet to Adult membership, holders of the 1,000 hours Special Service Certificate are permitted to wear the Special Service Shield on their uniform for as long as they remain in the SJAM.
- Applications should be submitted through the usual channels as soon as the requisite number of hours has been achieved.
Grand Prior’s and Cadet Proficiency Badges
- In general, the objective of the Cadet Proficiency Scheme is to encourage young people to take an interest in subjects outside their normal curricula and widen their horizons by carrying out these studies in their leisure time.
- For the Cadet Proficiency Badges; on gaining any Proficiency Certificates, Cadets are entitled to wear the Proficiency Badges on their uniform. Those who have been promoted to Adult Divisions can continue to wear the Proficiency Badges until the age of 21 or the award of the Grand Prior Badge whichever is earlier. The Grand Prior Badge may, however, continue to be worn by Adult Members throughout their subsequent service.
- For the Grand Prior Award; on obtaining twelve Proficiency subjects, Cadets and Members whose service have been satisfactory shall be granted a Grand Prior Badge. In addition to “Knowledge of the Order”, which is compulsory, a Cadet must choose one, and not more than three, subjects from each of the following five categories:
Knowledge of SJAM
Life & Social Skills
For the award of the Grand Prior Badge, the 12 Proficiency Certificate must be spread over a period of not less than 36 months. All certificates must be completed by the 21st birthday. For an Adult member to qualify for the award of the Grand Prior Badge, he must have been promoted from Cadet have passed at four subjects while being a Cadet before his 16th birthday.
The Grand Prior Badges should be worn as soon as its award is authorised. The recipient should then be presented with the Grand Prior Certificate at an appropriate important occasion by which time the recipient should already be wearing the badge.