"'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,'
says the LORD Almighty."
The Graduate Saber
PDJLDA graduates who complete four JLDA camps and some other requirements are eligible to earn the Academy Saber. The saber is inscribed with their name, the date presented,the Academy Graduate's Saber number and their favorite Scripture verse. This personalized Saber will be a trophy that many will want, but few Rangers will receive.
The Saber Corps
The Saber Corps is a group of Expedition Rangers that serve, lead by example, and hold a high standard of achievement. They have Biblical Moral Conduct and Character.
Past Saber recipients
2018 PDJLDA Saber Requirements
- Must complete all requirements before your 18th birthday
- Graduate Junior Training Camp (JTC)
- Graduate Advanced Junior Training Camp (AJTC)
- Complete an approved Action Camp (Backpacking Action Camp, Canoeing Action Camp, Computer Action Camp, Security Color Guard Camp, Shooting Sports Action Camp, Winter Survival Action Camp, Winter Sports Action Camp, et al)
- Complete the Junior Academy (JA) or additional Action Camp
- Read all 72 Distinctives found in "A Guy's Journey to Servant Leadership" by Doug Marsh
- Earn 8 Leadership Merits (Red. Gold, or Sky Blue)
- Read "Next Generation Leader" by Andy Stanley
- Send in Application with Appropriate Fee
Saber Application (Word)
Saber Application (PDF)