Monday, March 27, 2017

Fort GreeneVille DAR Hosted the 5th Annual ROTC Demonstration Open House

(Taken by Clinton Randall, Bluebag Media and Fort GreeneVille DAR)
Daughters of American Revolution Fort Greenville Chapter in conjunction with Greenville High School NJROTC hosted a drill demonstration at Greenville High School Gymnasium. The Greenville High School NJROTC gave drill demonstrations to the DAR members, family and friends. The DAR chapter donated $50.00 to the ROTC program.

The drill units that performed were the Color Guard led by Cadet Chief Petty Officer Jacob Brodick, Unarmed Basic led by Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class Dalton Ratcliff and Armed Basic led by Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Tani Mancillas.

The Fort GreeneVille chapter also awarded Cadet Chief Petty Officer Kelly Louk with the JROTC Bronze Medal. The medal is awarded to a cadet that demonstrates loyalty and patriotism, earned a record of military and scholastic achievement, and be in the upper 25% of the ROTC class. They must show qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the ROTC training.

The GHS ROTC also promoted their officers during the demonstration. Naval Science Instructor Chief Stephen Eldred promoted Cadet Chief Petty Officer Kelly Louk (DAR 2017 JROTC Bronze Medal) to Cadet Ensign. Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Tani Mancillas was promoted to Cadet Lieutenant and appointed to be the Unit Executive Officer. Cadet Lieutenant Kelsey Gilbert (DAR 2016 JROTC Bronze Medal) was promoted to Cadet Lieutenant Commander and appointed to be the Unit Commanding Officer.

Afterwards, refreshments were provided by the DAR.

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