Character Development Program

Character Development Program

Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-sacrifice.

What is CDP?


The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a teaching resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts upon which our nation was founded.

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Getting Started


Registration provides access to lesson plans, online resources and video histories. You can register as an educator, school or school district easily and securely here.

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Guiding Principles


Teachers designed the lesson plans to help students explore the values of courage, service, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, and integrity.

"These extraordinary individuals faced incredible odds in the face of mortal danger to protect their brothers and sisters in arms and we are eternally grateful for their service and sacrifice to this great Nation."

Francisco Urena · Secretary of Veterans' Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Recipient Jack Jacobs visits area schools
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Students and Medal of Honor recipient Leo K. Thorsness with Resolution in Nashville.

“Extraordinary events motivate ordinary people to do extraordinary things.”

JACK JACOBS, MOH RECIPIENT
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CDP Scouting Event with Medal of Honor recipient Walter Joseph "Joe" Marm, Jr.