Spring Semester 2017
JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) Inspection, February 23. The Cumberland Valley High School Junior ROTC program has once
again earned the qualification of Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD), the highest
honor awarded to JROTC programs. This achievement required the
cadet battalion to score at least 95% on a rigorous 5-hour inspection
conducted by the JROTC Chief from the U.S Army's 2nd ROTC Brigade at Fort Dix,
NJ. The CV JROTC program achieved a perfect score on the inspection, the first
time that this has been achieved in the 115-school Brigade. The
battalion's cadets worked very hard throughout the year to prepare for this
inspection, which included: a Continuous Improvement Project briefing, a
Service Learning Project briefing, curriculum knowledge interviews, platoon
drill, and a color guard presentation. This inspection occurs only once every
three years and is the most challenging part of the evaluation process. The
final requirement is the annual submission of the Unit Report, which captures
the approximately 75 events in which the cadets participate each year. In
recognition of this achievement, the cadets will continue to proudly wear the
HUD star insignia on their uniforms.
- Echoes in the Dome, February 18th. Approximately 20 cadets assisted the CV High School Band Boosters with running the band competition known as Echoes in the Dome. The cadets helped with a variety of duties, including: parking, student guides, PAC guides, and judge runners.
- Battalion Awards Ceremony, February 15th. The cadet battalion conducted its winter awards ceremony on Feb 15 in the Spectator Gym to recognize cadets' accomplishments in academics, athletics, leadership, competitive teams, and community service. Our thanks to family members, staff and faculty, and other members of the community who came out to support the cadets.
- JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) Inspection (Part 1), February 8. The battalion completed the first part of the JPA Inspection, which will determine whether the program retains its qualification as an Honor Unit With Distinction (HUD). Events included Platoon Drill, a Color Guard Presentation, and a Supply Inspection.
- Congratulations to the CV JROTC Leadership Team!! The SY 2016-17 Leadership Team took 3rd place in the 115-school Brigade that covers the northeastern United States. This is an impressive showing -- a "Well Done!" to all team members who worked hard to achieve these results. the Academic Team also did an excellent job, qualifying to compete in Level 2 of the nationwide JLAB competition.
- League 3 Drill Team Competition Champions!!! On January 28th, the CV JROTC Drill Teams and Color Guard performed in an outstanding manner at the annual JROTC League 3 Drill Team Championship. Competing in a 9-school field, CV JROTC brought home eight trophies, including: 1st place in the All-Around Drill Team category, 1st place in Armed Drill, 1st place in Color Guard, 1st place in Platoon Inspection, and 2nd place in Unarmed Drill. The team captains were C/LTC Pedro Acosta (Armed Drill), C/CPT Ava Durand (Color Guard), C/1LT Hana Youssef (Inspection) and C/SFC Lauren Bellis (Unarmed Drill). This is an impressive showing in only the fifth year that the program has competed for the all-around title (after earning 2nd place overall the previous two years). A "Well Done!" to all team members who worked very hard to achieve these results.
- Six-Year Anniversary, January 20th. The CV JROTC program celebrated its six-year anniversary. You can see some of the cadets' accomplishments in the activities listed below. As always, our focus is on motivating young people to be better citizens, leaders, and students. We're looking forward to a terrific seventh year!
- JROTC at Course Scheduling Night, January 17th. During 7-9 PM, COL Kardos, SFC Vargas, and several cadets discussed JROTC with parents and students who were interested in the program. In addition to answering questions, the JROTC team will provide pamphlets and other handouts outlining information about the program.