The H. L. Hunley Award was created by the South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, to recognize deserving Junior ROTC cadets who have demonstrated the qualities of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to his or her unit throughout the school year. The award honors the crews of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel in combat. The program has been expanded beyond the Navy / Marine JROTC program to all branches of service and beyond the state of South Carolina to any interested school in the United States. Typically, the award is given to a rising second year cadet identified by his JROTC instructors and is presented by a member of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp. If you are a JROTC instructor and would like to nominate a cadet for this award, please fill out the contact box below or email email@example.com for more information.