On Friday, April 27, the JROTC Tiger Battalion at Metter High School achieved once again the Honor Unit with Distinction, one of only 12 schools in the state to reach this achievement.
After several hours of inspections in every area imaginable, the chief of the inspection team from 6th Brigade Cadet Command Headquarters gave the Tiger Battallion the news they had been working for.
Honor Unit with Distinction takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and discipline. The battalion staff must deliver a well rehearsed briefing to the inspection team and each staff member has their section thoroughly inspected.
Cadets are tested on the core academic subjects, ranks and chain of command. The color guard and drill team must deliver a flawless sequence used in state and national drill competitions.
To qualify with the Honor Unit with Distinction, a battalion must earn 576 out of a possible 600 points, which is a unit rating of 96 percent.
The Tiger Battalion scored 584.6 points which is 97.3 percent. As an award, the Battalion gets to keep wearing a gold star for the next three years until the next formal inspection.
In addition to the Honor Unit with Distinction, the chief inspector awarded the Battalion Executive Officer, Cadet Major Nancy Nevarez, and the Battalion S5, Cadet Captain Allison Clemens, a coin of excellence for their hard work and dedication to the JROTC program.
A final coin of excellence will be awarded by the Battalion Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Erin Boykin, and the Command Sergeant Major, Cadet CSM Jose Martinez, to a deserving cadet of their choice at the JROTC Spring Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2, at Metter High School.
Courtesy of Metter Advertiser