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February 8, 2013

BHS NJROTC program excels in annual inspection

MILLEDGEVILLE — Baldwin High School cadets in the NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) program were inspected Thursday to ensure standards of the Navy were being met through inspections of cadet uniforms and drill team demonstrations.

Georgia Military College Executive Vice President Col. Fred Van Horn (Ret.) acted as guest inspector. While in the presence of family, friends and school administrators, Van Horn awarded 12 cadets with exemplary personal appearance awards and four of the top cadets received an achievement ribbon and medal during the ceremonial phase. 

“The purpose of the inspection is to give recognition to the work these young people put into the year. They put a great deal of effort in their extracurricular and academic requirements and add this and do it well. The second purpose is to make a judgment to the effectiveness of the supervised routine and establishing training that NJROTC expectations are being realized. They get high marks in achieving both of those purposes,” Van Horn said. “I see cadet programs at the college and high school level everyday, and have been watching them and overseeing them for 17 years now, so I know a good program when I see one and this is a good one.”

Units demonstrated their proficiency in military drill through march and drill demonstration before the Baldwin High School band performed during the Pass-In-Review. After the ceremonial phase, the cadet staff shared their accomplishments, a report on last year’s goals, current goals and progress toward completion with Van Horn during the cadet brief.

“The thing I appreciated about the entire exercise was the intensity with which the cadets responded. They clearly wanted to get it right and they put a great deal of effort in making that happen; it was an impressive showing by individuals and by units,” Van Horn said after the ceremonial phase. “I look for personal appearance; the degree to which that expressed the pride in what they’re doing. I look for evidence of preparation, which shows itself in the precision in their drill, the precision of their march, and the precision of the execution of the commander; all of those things tell me they get ready for the inspection very seriously.”

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