Faith Miller – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This Saturday the LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) will participate in the Lincoln Middle School Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

JROTC Parades give cadets the opportunity to experience marching at the battalion level. During the marching, multiple cadets from the battalion will be calling cadence.

Cadence calls are traditional call-and-response work songs sung by leaders while running or marching.

Alpha Company First Sergeant senior Skylar Cox said, “This will be a great parade to end my senior year on, and I am excited that there are a lot of schools, and I’m proud to call cadence for my battalion during the parade.”

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JROTC Army Instructor Master Sgt. William Cassidy has worked on JROTC parades since 2004 and has worked on LRHS JROTC parades since 2012.

Cassidy said, “Parades are a great time for the JROTC cadets to promote their programs and they are also a good time for the parents to see their sons and daughters in uniform.  The parades are also run exclusively by the cadet chain-of-command which is exciting for all the cadets.”

The monthly Mustang battalion newsletter can be found on the JROTC website.

Mustangs interested in participating in the JROTC program can contact Major O’Dea here or Cassidy here.