The award consists of two (2) phases: Physical assessment and Cognitive assessment. The physical assessment was created to include a health screening format to assist the Cadet in determining if they should proceed with the physical assessment. A standardized assessment format ensures that the assessments are universal in nature and easy to administer by Unit Mentors. The cognitive assessment was developed utilizing universally accepted knowledge, skills and abilities.

The recognition is a blue, gold, white, green, and red ribbon bar.