Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Good News is Welcomed Here
My son is the Commanding Officer of his High School N.J.R.O.T.C. Unit (in case there is one person who knows me that has missed that lol) His Unit is called the Iron Brigade Regulators. They are an awesome bunch of young men and woman. Last year with some really good leadership the kids kicked it into high gear to shot for "Distinguished Unit" they fell a little short but received "Unit Achievement" So this year it was all my son wanted for the Unit was to get "Distinguished" before he left this year. He wanted it for his Cadets and he wanted it for himself. The process to get it is a bit complicated but mostly it is based off of community service, school service, drill meets and a big inspection. I went to the inspection and it was flawless, and they also were Down East Champions in drill and that was pretty big too. No one does more community service than these kids. Since Michael was a freshmen he has done some type of community service with his unit every Saturday consistently. But it all lead up to them finally getting the honor. I for one am incredibly proud of all the Cadets of Havelock High school Iron Brigade Regulators!