Thursday, March 9th- Sunday, March 12th the Shark Battalion took 24 people to DC. 19 students, 3 adult chaperones, and both Army Instructors. During that time cadets visited many historically significant location such at the United States Capitol, Library of Congress, The White House, and many of the key Smithsonian’s. Cadets had the opportunity to learn so much from the places we visited. For example, The Holocaust Memorial Museum, African American Museum of History and Culture and, American History Museum especially allowed for so many exhibits that allow for the expansion of knowledge and sharpening of knowledge in specific areas. We stayed at central hotel located near most of the locations of interest with the exception of the historic Arlington Cemetery. While there, cadets had the opportunity to see the changing of the guard ceremony. The following photos, represent a lot of what was seen and the enjoyment and knowledge build up that was experienced by cadets.
We had a great time and many are looking forward to next years Battalion Field Trip!
1. You are cordially invited to our Annual Shark Battalion Award Ceremony Wednesday 18 May 2022 in our schools’ gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., cadets should arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. This is a time to celebrate and recognize cadet’s accomplishments with individual and national awards. We will also conduct a change of command ceremony with our (incoming/outgoing) cadet battalion commander.
2. Cadets will receive over 20+ awards from outside agencies, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart to name just a few. They will also receive unit awards such as appearance, superior cadet award, good conduct, outstanding academic, and leadership awards.
3. Cadets are required to participate in this events and it counts for his/her last uniform inspection grade. If not returning next year they are required to turn-in the uniform the following week or NLT 25 May 2022. Leaders can turn in the uniform as early as the Friday 20 May. Please ensure these uniforms are dry cleaned prior to turn-in. Cadets returning (JROTC) next year are allowed to keep the uniform if it fits well.
4. This is a special event for cadets and we would like you to be a part of it and share the accomplishment of the cadets.
Our cadets visited the Paul R Smith middle school to share information about the JROTC program. Cadets dressed in each of the uniforms we provide in the program. For example, the Class B uniform, Class A, and the OCP uniform. Cadets built a rope bridge to display our Raiders team. Others presented information about our academics (JLAB) team as well as our drill and ceremony team. We hope to see a lot of aspiring freshmen in the program next year!
Battalion Pictures will take place the first Tuesday back from break November 30th. The pictures will take place in your company class periods. For cadets, the uniform is Class B and for leaders the uniform will be Class A. Make sure you use this time to get your uniforms dry cleaned. Get with your XO’s on any missing components with you uniform to ensure a neat uniform for photos.