Chapter 78 provides a Special Forces Association award to a Senior ROTC cadet nominated by the Professor of Military Science. Criteria for the award varies from universities or colleges but is generally open to male and female cadets that maintain a high scholastic apptitude, high score on the military fitness test, excel at the institution’s military science program, and most importantly exhibit those aspects of good judgement and leadership skills.

Chapter 78 awards a framed certificate and the Special Forces Association service ribbon and medal. In addition, the awardee is presented a Chapter 78 coin. The presentations are made at the Cadet’s annual school awards program by a member of the Chapter.

Chapter 78 currently supports the following named universities and colleges in the award program.

Readers are invited to contact the Chapter if there is a university or college that would like to be added to our list of supported institutions.

California State University, Fullerton

  • University of California, Irvine
  • Chapman University
  • Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Biola)
  • Whittier College
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Hope International University
  • Concordia University

Claremont McKenna College

University of California Los Angeles

  • California State University Northridge (CSUN)
  • Pepperdine University
  • Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
  • Mount St. Mary’s College (MSMC)
  • California State University Los Angeles (CSLA)
  • National University
  • University of Phoenix (Los Angeles)
  • Westwood College

University of Southern California

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • University of California, Irvine