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Indoctrination Week (22-26 Aug. 2016)

Every year, just prior to the beginning of the Academic term, JRHS NJROTC hosts an annual orientation event for incoming Cadets known as Indoctrination Week. Throughout the course of this week, Recruits are essentially “shown the ropes” of the NJROTC program by our Cadre of upperclassmen Staff and Platoon Leaders, going through rigorous physical training,marching, studying basic military inspection knowledge, and learning military discipline and proper wear of the uniform while also learning about the many opportunities they will have in the unit during the coming year and building a sense of camaraderie that simply cannot be duplicated during the school year. The end goal of Indoc is to get the Recruits to work as a team and to instill in them the discipline and followership skills that are essential to good performance in the unit. Each of the five days of Indoc have a different focus, so each will be covered separately below.

INDOC 2016

Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Peter Greenwald, USN

(Acting) Naval Science Instructor: Colonel Bill Barrett, US Army (ret.)

Cadre:

c/LTCDR John Booker, Commanding Officer

c/LTjg Thomas Shashaty, Operations Officer

c/LTjg Sara Jackson, Admin Officer

c/LTjg Emma Friedrich, Supply Officer

c/LTjg Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant

c/LTjg Jackson Velzy, Raiders/Orienteering Team Lead

c/ENS Carter Saunders, Assistant Admin Officer

c/ENS Alexander Freeman, Weapons Officer, Air Rifle co-Team Lead

c/ENS Victor Bellamah, Academic Officer

c/ENS Zachary Popp, Communications Officer

c/ENS Anthony Ing, Chaplain

c/SCPO Kevin Juarez, Senior Enlisted Advisor

c/CPO Devin Lowe, Assistant Supply Officer, Platoon Leader (Third Platoon)

c/CPO Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander, Platoon Leader (First Platoon)

c/CPO Thomas Kaupish, Platoon Leader (Second Platoon)

c/PO1 Spencer Willett, Assistant Operations Officer

c/PO1 Aundrae May, Physical Fitness Administrator

c/PO1 Neico Hayden, Raiders/Orienteering Team Representative

c/PO1 Gregory Gibson, Platoon Leader (Second Platoon)

c/PO2 Kiara Prera, Assistant Physical Fitness Petty Officer

c/PO2 Meily Yong, Color Guard Commander, Platoon Leader (First Platoon)

c/PO2 Clark Brandau, Platoon Leader (Third Platoon)

c/PO3 Daniel Cappiello, Drill Team Representative

c/SN Connor Davies, Air Rifle Team Representative

c/SA Ebony Ross, Air Rifle co-Team Lead

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Day 1 (Monday, 22 August): Orientation Day

At 0730 on what was sure to be another hot and humid August day, twenty one prospective NJROTC Cadets stood outside a simple pair of blue doors under the letters “NJROTC”. Through these doors lay a plethora of potential opportunities for these recruits, provided they had the mental and physical willpower to withstand the strenuous week which also awaited them. After receiving brand new, Navy-issued PT gear, the recruits assembled at the Memorial Circle with the Cadre for the raising of the colors, followed by a few housekeeping items before being split into three separate platoons under the command of either Cadets Brandau and Lowe (Third Platoon), Gibson and Kaupish (Second Platoon), or Lilly and Yong (First Platoon). The newly formed platoons then were run down to Robious Landing Park for a healthy dose of morning PT, led by Cadets May and Prera. Upon their return from the park, the platoons split off from each other for “stations”; one platoon practiced marching, one platoon received a safety brief from Cadets Freeman and Ross of the Air Rifle Team, and the remaining platoon was fitted for the uniforms they would wear at the end of the week, after which all three would rotate to the next station. After a short lunch break, the recruits were met by Commander Greenwald, Colonel Barrett, and Cadets Cappiello and Booker, who represented the Drill Team. Then, it was back to the Memorial for the lowering of the colors and dismissal.

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Day 2 (Tuesday, 23 August): Learning the Ropes

If the recruits thought it would get easier after the first day, they were quickly proven wrong when a simple check for paperwork quickly turned into disciplinary action in the form of PT. However, the rest of the day proceeded more smoothly for most of the recruits, mostly taken up by stations that were designed to demonstrate the different extracurricular teams which the recruits will be eligible to join during the school year; Tuesday’s stations focused on our Raiders Team (with Cadets Velzy and Hayden), Air Rifle Team (with Cadets Ross, Freeman, and Davies), and, of course, Drill with the platoon leaders.

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Day 3 (Wednesday, 24 August): The Ewing Olympics

Wednesday began with a welcome appearance by James River graduate and former Physical Fitness Officer Jesse Ewing, who heralded the arrival of a long-awaited competition: the Second Annual Ewing Olympics. Continuing the tradition started at Indoc 2015, the Ewing Olympics lived up and exceeded the expectations set the previous year. The platoons competed in events such as a relay, a push-up/sit-up contest, capture the flag, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, and more. These events took up the whole day.

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Day 4: On the Trail

On Thursday, the recruits ran back down to Robious Landing park for a brief from Georgina Walmsley, a student at Maggie Walker Governor’s School and experienced orienteer. After spending an hour or so navigating the woods, the recruits returned to finish practicing the drill card they would march for their parents the following day.

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Day 5: Graduation

Recruits reported a half-hour earlier on Friday in order to get in some more practice on their drill cards. Despite trepidation about the lack of practice time over the course of the week, the recruits managed to nail down their marching just in time. Parents started to arrive at 1000, but the official inter-platoon competition began at around 1030. After the presentation of the colors and a fantastic performance of the National Anthem by Recruit Stella Crump of First Platoon, the drill competition began. Second Platoon, led by Cadets Gibson and Kaupish, ended up finishing first for both the marching and the Honor Platoon scores for the week, but all recruits excelled throughout the week. At the closing of the ceremony, all of the recruits were frocked to the rank of Cadet Seaman Apprentice, finally cementing their place as full cadets in our unit. Joining them in the frocking were Cadets Willett, May, Lowe, and Freeman, who received the ranks of Petty Officer First Class, Chief, and Ensign respectively. Pizza, provided by the generosity of our Cadet Parent Organization, was served for the Cadre, Cadets, and guests in the closed commons, accompanied by a short presentation on the extracurricular opportunities that will be open to the Cadets during the school year.

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We would like to thank all of our Cadre, recruits, and parents for their support and dedication. Thank you for making this a great week!

Air Rifle Team Awards

The air rifle team ended a great season this year with CDR Greenwald presenting Coach Ron Echols, a Marine Vietnam combat veteran and former USMC Rifle Team member with the Virginia Rifle League 1st Place Trophy.  Ron’s coaching laid the foundation for the team’s  stellar performance this season. 2016  marks the third season in the past four years that the team placed first in the Virginia Rifle League standings. The team and following cadets earned awards in addition to their Virginia Rifle League ribbons:

Team

Virginia Rifle League Championship

Cadet Frye

VRL Top Gun

VRL Top Gun – Prone

VRL Top Gun – Standing

VRL Top Gun – Kneeling

“Top Gun” Award

Cadet Ross

“Most Improved Shooter” Award

Cadet Freeman

“Most Valuable Shooter” Award

Crater Invitational “Top Gun” Trophy

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EoY Banquet and Awards Ceremony, 7 May 2016

The 2015-2016 year for JRHS has come to a close with the End of the Year Banquet, held on 7 May at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center. Although Cadets will still need to persevere through a few more weeks of PT and Academics in order to pass their finals prior to Summer Break, the banquet is the effective end of one year and the beginning of the next. In addition, JRHS Principal and US Army Colonel (ret.) Jeffrey Ellick announced that the unit had earned the prestigious title of Area 5 Distinguished Unit along with a pennant for the unit guidon.

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After the activation of next year’s Company Staff and the change of command ceremony, in which graduating Senior Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts was relieved from his duties as Commanding Officer by rising Senior Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, a retirement ceremony was performed for Principal Ellick in which he was honored as a retiring military officer with the ceremonial presentation of an American flag (which flew over James River High School on the National Day of Prayer) accompanied by the reading of the poem My Name is Old Glory.

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Below is a summary of the proceedings, along with pictures and awards earned by both Cadets and the Unit.

Participants

Invocation/Missing Man Table Speech: Cadet Ensign Anthony Ing, Chaplain

Color Guard: Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Cadet Lieutenant Gregory Gibson, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas Shashaty, Cadet Lieutenant Eden Price

National Anthem Singer: Cadet Seaman Celeste Baker

Distinguished Unit Presentation: Colonel Jeffrey Ellick, US Army (ret.)/Principal, James River High School

MC/Opening Ceremony Announcements: Cadet Lieutenant Tom Curran, Executive Officer, 2015-2016

Presentation of Awards: Commander Peter Greenwald, SNSI; Chief Petty Officer Brian Mack, NSI

Commanding Officer’s Reflection: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer, 2015-2016

Closing Remarks: Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer, 2016-2017

My Name is Old Glory Reading: Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer

Medal Recipients

Reserve Officers Association ROTC Medal: Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jackson Velzy, Supply Officer (2015-2016) (Awarded to a Sophomore or Junior in good academic standing with high moral character and loyalty to the unit, school, and nation)

Order of Daedalians JROTC Achievement Award: Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer (Awarded to a Junior in the top 10% of the unit and top 20% of the graduating class with the potential and desire to serve in the military)

AMVETS Junior ROTC Award: Cadet Chief Petty Officer Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander (Awarded to a Cadet with a positive attitude, outstanding personal appearance, potential for an officer position, and who has maintained a grade of “A” in NJROTC)

Military Order of the World Wars JROTC Award: Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Kevin Juarez, Senior Enlisted Advisor (Awarded to an outstanding Cadet with a love for country and who intends to return the following year)

Military Officers Association of America Award: Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant (Awarded to a Junior Cadet with intentions to return to the unit the next year).

Surface Navy Association Stephen Decatur Award: Cadet Seaman Jack Pearcy and Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer (Awarded to two Cadets, one underclassman and one upperclassman, who maintain a grade of B or higher in all subjects including NJROTC)

Navy League Theodore Roosevelt Award: Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader

Navy League Top Cadet Award: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.) (Awarded, with a check, to the most outstanding Cadet in the unit)

Non-Commissioned Officers Award: Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Meily Yong, and Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau (Platoon Leaders)

Military Order of the Purple Heart Award: Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas Shashaty, Operations Officer (Awarded to a non-senior Cadet with a B or better in all subjects and a leadership position)

Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Southern Jurisdiction) Award: Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau, Platoon Leader (Awarded to a Cadet in the top 25% of the unit)

JRHS NJROTC Alumni Association Scholarship: Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.) (One thousand dollar academic scholarship. Cadet Ewing is the first recipient of this scholarship. He will attend Old Dominion University this coming Fall)

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Ribbon Recipients

NS4 Outstanding Cadet: Awarded to outstanding fourth-year Cadets.

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  • Cadet Lieutenant Kaitleen Rivera, Administrative Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Tom Curran, Executive Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)

NS3 Outstanding Cadet: Awarded to outstanding third-year Cadets.

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  • Cadet Ensign Victor Bellamah, Academic Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Seaman Alex Freeman, Air Rifle Co-Team Lead
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Devin Lowe, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Michaela Morris, Assistant Administrative Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Eden Price, Executive Officer/Drill Team Commander
  • Cadet Seaman Minwoo Shin
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jackson Velzy, Supply Officer (2015-2016)

NS2 Outstanding Cadet: Awarded to outstanding second-year Cadets

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  • Cadet Seaman Austin Bell
  • Cadet Seaman Joel Ezell
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Emma Friedrich, Supply Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Sarah Jackson, Administrative Officer
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kaupish, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Aundrae May
  • Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Cinthia Ramirez
  • Cadet Seaman Daniella Reynoso
  • Cadet Seaman Sandra Reynoso
  • Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Thomas Shashaty, Operations Officer

NS1 Outstanding Cadet: Awarded to outstanding first-year Cadets

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  • Cadet Seaman James Bowes
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Daniel Cappiello
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice John Cook
  • Cadet Seaman Connor Davies
  • Cadet Seaman Gustavo DeMatos
  • Cadet Seaman Logan Easingwood
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Lemley Foster
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Evelyn Juarez
  • Cadet Seaman Zya Keel
  • Cadet Seaman Mason Morris
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Diana Osorio
  • Cadet Seaman Jack Pearcy
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kiara Prera, Assistant Physical Fitness Petty Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Thomas Pulsifer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Ebony Ross
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Juana Salazar
  • Cadet Seaman Nicholas Wells
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Meily Yong, Platoon Leader

Honor Cadet: Awarded to the Cadet of each year group with the highest GPA

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  • NS1: Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • NS2: Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer
  • NS3: Cadet Ensign Victor Bellamah, Academic Officer
  • NS4: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)

Distinguished Cadet: Awarded to one Cadet in each year group who has shown distinction in all areas

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  • NS1: Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • NS2: Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Platoon Leader
  • NS3: Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.)
  • NS4: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)

Military Aptitude: Awarded to Cadets who show potential for military service

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  • Cadet Seaman Austin Bell
  • Cadet Seaman Joel Ezell
  • Cadet Lieutenant Sarah Jackson, Administrative Officer
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kaupish, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Aundrae May
  • Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Cinthia Ramirez
  • Cadet Seaman Daniella Reynoso
  • Cadet Seaman Sandra Reynoso
  • Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Thomas Shashaty, Operations Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Maison Kramer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Paul Fluornoy
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Devin Lowe, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Michaela Morris, Assistant Administrative Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Eden Price, Executive Officer/Drill Team Commander
  • Cadet Seaman Minwoo Shin
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jackson Velzy, Supply Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Gregory Gibson, Operations Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Neico Hayden
  • Cadet Hathaway
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Matthew Thompson
  • Cadet Lieutenant Kaitleen Rivera, Administrative Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Tom Curran, Executive Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Seaman Delaneo Frye
  • Cadet Seaman James Bowes
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Daniel Cappiello
  • Cadet Seaman Gustavo DeMatos
  • Cadet Seaman Logan Easingwood
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Evelyn Juarez
  • Cadet Seaman Zya Keel
  • Cadet Seaman Mason Morris
  • Cadet Seaman Jack Pearcy
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kiara Prera, Assistant Physical Fitness Petty Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Ebony Ross
  • Cadet Seaman Recruit Javier Reina
  • Cadet Seaman Celeste Baker
  • Cadet Seaman Nicholas Wells
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Meily Yong, Platoon Leader

Exemplary Conduct: Awarded to Cadets who show exemplary conduct

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  • Cadet Seaman Austin Bell
  • Cadet Seaman Joel Ezell
  • Cadet Lieutenant Sarah Jackson, Administrative Officer
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kaupish, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Aundrae May
  • Cadet Ensign Zachary Popp, Communications Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Cinthia Ramirez
  • Cadet Seaman Daniella Reynoso
  • Cadet Seaman Sandra Reynoso
  • Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Thomas Shashaty, Operations Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Anthony Blanco
  • Cadet Seaman Leonel Camo
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Malcolm Conley
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Emma Friedrich, Supply Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Maison Kramer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Fanta Kromah
  • Cadet McKain
  • Cadet Seaman Karla Ortiz
  • Cadet Ensign Victor Bellamah, Academic Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Seaman Alex Freeman, Air Rifle Co-Team Lead
  • Cadet Seaman James Gary
  • Cadet Seaman Joshua Gary
  • Cadet Ensign Anthony Ing, Chaplain
  • Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Kevin Juarez, Senior Enlisted Advisor
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Devin Lowe, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Michaela Morris, Assistant Administrative Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Eden Price, Executive Officer/Drill Team Commander
  • Cadet Seaman Minwoo Shin
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jackson Velzy, Supply Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Gregory Gibson, Operations Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Hathaway
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Matthew Thompson
  • Cadet Jacob Baldwin
  • Cadet Lieutenant Kaitleen Rivera, Administrative Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Tom Curran, Executive Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Seaman Delaneo Frye
  • Cadet Seaman James Bowes
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Michelle Aguilar
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Daniel Cappiello
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice John Cook
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Austin Cramer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Lesslie Hernandez
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Michael Johnson
  • Cadet Seaman Celeste Baker
  • Cadet Seaman Connor Davies
  • Cadet Seaman Gustavo DeMatos
  • Cadet Seaman Logan Easingwood
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Lemley Foster
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Evelyn Juarez
  • Cadet Seaman Mason Morris
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Diana Osorio
  • Cadet Seaman Jack Pearcy
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kiara Prera, Assistant Physical Fitness Petty Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Thomas Pulsifer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Ebony Ross
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Juana Salazar
  • Cadet Seaman Nicholas Wells
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Meily Yong, Platoon Leader

Exemplary Personal Appearance: Awarded to Cadets who score consistently high or perfect on uniform inspection

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  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Emma Friedrich, Supply Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Sarah Jackson, Administrative Officer
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Thomas Kaupish, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Chief Petty Officer Quinn Lilly, Honor Guard Commander
  • Cadet Seaman Cinthia Ramirez
  • Cadet Seaman Daniella Reynoso
  • Cadet Seaman Sandra Reynoso
  • Cadet Ensign Carter Saunders, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Seaman Joel Ezell
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander John Booker, Commanding Officer
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Luke Ewing, Physical Fitness Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Ensign Victor Bellamah, Academic Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Alex Freeman, Air Rifle Co-Team Lead
  • Cadet Hathaway
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Neico Hayden
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Devin Lowe, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Markey, First Lieutenant
  • Cadet Ensign Anthony Ing, Chaplain
  • Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Michaela Morris, Assistant Administrative Officer (2015-2016)
  • Cadet Seaman Minwoo Shin
  • Cadet Lieutenant Kaitleen Rivera, Administrative Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Tom Curran, Executive Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Lieutenant Commander Isaac Roberts, Commanding Officer (Grad.)
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kevin Brandau, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Daniel Cappiello
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice John Cook
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Austin Cramer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Lesslie Hernandez
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Michael Johnson
  • Cadet Seaman Celeste Baker
  • Cadet Seaman Connor Davies
  • Cadet Seaman Gustavo DeMatos
  • Cadet Seaman Logan Easingwood
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Lemley Foster
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Evelyn Juarez
  • Cadet Seaman Mason Morris
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Diana Osorio
  • Cadet Seaman Jack Pearcy
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Kiara Prera, Assistant Physical Fitness Petty Officer
  • Cadet Seaman Thomas Pulsifer
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Ebony Ross
  • Cadet Seaman Apprentice Juana Salazar
  • Cadet Seaman Nicholas Wells
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Spencer Willett, Platoon Leader
  • Cadet Petty Officer Second Class Meily Yong, Platoon Leader

All Company Formation: Fri, 18 March

On Friday, 18 March, the unit held an All-Company Formation. During the formation, Principal Ellick spoke to the Cadets about the unit’s impressive performance at Area 5 Championships and was presented with the Second Place Academic trophy earned at Area. Also featured was a performance by the Unarmed Exhibition team, which preceded several awards, including  the frocking of Cadets Jack Pearcy, Spencer Willett, and Meily Yong to the rank of Cadet Seaman (E-3) and Cadet Daniel Cappiello to Cadet Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). In addition, the Company Staff roster for the 2016-2017 Academic Term was announced. The Cadets of the month for March, 2016 are Cadet PO/3 Daniel Cappiello for the NS1 award and Cadet PO/3 Quinn Lilly for the upperclassman award. HOORAH to all Cadets who received these rewards and the ones listed below:

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Area Manager Inspection (AMI)

On February 9th, 2016 our unit carried out the annual Area Manager Inspection or AMI required for all NJROTC units worldwide. Though the Area 5 Manager, Captain Daniels was unable to inspect us personally this year, Commander Hal Mohler, the Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District Richmond and his staff inspected the unit. The inspection consisted of an all-hands uniform/knowledge inspection by naval personnel followed by a ceremonial portion during which ten cadets earned their Exemplary Personal Appearance ribbons and additional cadets were frocked or received their new rank. Commander Mohler and his inspecting staff then proceeded to examine the classroom facilities and were briefed by Company Staff about the state of our unit from a management perspective.