THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good News is Welcomed Here

Ribbon Awarded

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!


Renee said...

Congrats to the Iron Brigade Regulators! What an accomplishment! I know you are a proud Mom!!

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

So awesome! Congrats again!!!

Trudy said...

Back in the 70's, when I was in high school, I too was in the NJROTC. There were some challenges because Vietnam had just ended and there was a huge anti-military sentiment in schools. It was something I have never regretted and think of fondly to this day. I remember how hard we worked on the drill team (I may still be able to do 16 count), marching and color guard and were expected to be leaders in our school. I'm sure you are so proud of him, as he should be of himself and unit. Congratulations to you all.

USMCWIFE said...

Thank you Miss Trudy, I will pass that along to him. Those kids have a great sense of what it means to be an American and set the example everyday. It will be sad when he graduates for us all since JROTC has been such a huge part of our lives. But he is off to ROTC at ASU under the Marine Option so it will be fun to watch him bloom where he is replanted! Again, thank you for the very fine comment, and I bet you still can do a fine drill!