Ribbon, Cadet Lord Strathcona Medal (LSM)

The Lord Strathcona Trust Fund Medal, most commonly referred to as the Lord Strathcona Medal (LSM), is the highest award which can be bestowed on a Royal Canadian Army Cadet in recognition of exemplary performance in physical and military training. Lord Strathcona's objectives in establishing his endowment were to:
1 - encourage the improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of cadets; and
2 - foster patriotism in cadets through the acquisition of a good knowledge of military matters.
To be eligible for consideration, an Anny Cadet must:
a) possess a wide variety of training and experience as a cadet over a period of not less than three years;
b) be qualified to a superior level of physical fitness:
c) have attended at least one summer training course of six weeks duration
d) have qualified with distinction to a training level not below silver star
e) have met all requirements of their unit's mandatory LHQ training program and attended at least 75% of the scheduled training parades in the year of nomination;
f) have met all requirements of their unit's optional/support LHQ training program and participated in at least 50% of the scheduled activities in the year of nomination; and
g) be regarded by peers and supervisors as exemplifying the model cadet.

Full Ribbon 32mm Width