JROTC passes annual inspection

Sara Cestero – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program passed their annual inspection on Friday, Feb. 11.

The entire LRHS battalion spent the time preparing for the inspection by cleaning their rooms, wearing their uniforms, and constantly studying, and practicing, their drill competency and answering abilities.

A cadet command leader travelled from Georgia to proctor this inspection, which lasted most of the school day.

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Everyone in the JROTC classes participated in the inspection which consisted of a project brief, in-ranks inspection performed by military recruiters, a drill platoon, a drill color guard, and several members underwent a portfolio interview.

LRHS company commander and senior Matthew Boudreau said, “I felt this year’s inspection went really well, all cadets were prepared and exceeded my expectations.”

The inspection signifies how well a school’s unit is doing and clarifies what they can improve on. The score also determines what insignia those in JROTC wear above their name tags called the golden stars.