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JROTC at Southeast Bulloch earns honor
Southeast Bulloch High School Junior ROTC cadets - 2010 - photo by Special
Leaders of the SEB Corps of Cadets are the following:
Lt. Col. Chad Oglesby, Battalion Commander: Maj. Nicholas Kisiel, Battalion Executive Officer; Command Sgt. Maj. Margaret Cryer, Capt. Kimberly Skaarup, Battalion S-1; 1st Lt. Lanny Byrd, Battalion S-2; Maj. Jeremiah Jones, Battalion S-3; 2nd Lt. Jared Wood, Battalion S-4; and Master Sgt. Caleb Alford Battalion S-5.
Alpha Company:  Capt. Joshua Cannon, Alpha Company Commander: 1st Lt. William Sparrow, Alpha Company Executive Officer: 1st Sgt. Anthony Gardner; and Sgt. 1st Class Saliek Murphy, Alpha Company Platoon Sergeant.
Bravo Company: Capt. Priscilla Cryer, Bravo Company Commander: 1st Sgt. Gerald Terry; and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Shearback, Bravo Company Platoon Sergeant;
Charlie Company: Capt. Ceilon Cryer, Charlie Company Commander, 1st Sgt. Tyler Yarbrough; 2nd Lt. Gene Morris, Charlie Company Platoon Leader; and Sgt.1st Class Stephen Strickland, Charlie Company Platoon Sergeant.

      For the 19th consecutive year, the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (JROTC) cadets at Southeast Bulloch High School (SEB) earned the United States Army’s highest national award, Honor Unit with Distinction (Gold Star Award).  The U.S. Army gives the award to JROTC programs that maintain the highest standards in 10 major inspection areas.
      “The cadets earned a score of 97.7 percent, the highest score ever achieved by the program in its 19-year history,” said Maj. Tom McElwee, the program’s faculty advisor.  “They were simply outstanding,” he added.
      The inspection was conducted in December by retired military personnel from the U.S. Army Cadet Command, 6th Brigade from Hunter Army Airfield.  The program is overseen locally by Maj. Tom McElwee, who is now preparing the cadets for Drill Meet competition and the State Championship Meet at Fort Gordon on March 27.
JROTC is a federal program sponsored by the branches of the United States Armed Forces in high schools.  
      The program was first created under the National Defense Act of 1916 and now serves as a tool to develop good citizenship, patriotism and a respect for our military.  Cadets taking two to four years of JROTC can achieve a higher rank should they pursue a career in the military.
      The SEB JROTC program is advised by Maj. Tom McElwee and 1st Sgt. Roy Whitfield.

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