Local DAR hosts 5th Annual NJROTC Demonstration Open House

GREENVILLE – The local Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Fort GreenVille Chapter in conjunction with the Greenville High School National Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) hosted the fifth annual drill demonstration on Saturday afternoon at the GHS gymnasium.

The drill units that performed were the Color Guard – led by Cadet Chief Petty Officer Jacob Brodick, Unarmed Basic – led by Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class Dalton Ratcliff, and Armed Basic – led by Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Tani Mancillas.

As part of the annual ceremony, the Greenville High School NJROTC promoted their officers at the conclusion of the demonstrations. Naval Science Instructor Chief Stephen Eldred promoted Cadet Chief Petty Officer Kelly Louk to Cadet Ensign; Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Tani Mancillas was promoted to Cadet Lieutenant and appointed to be the Unit Executive Officer; Cadet Lieutenant Kelsey Gilbert was promoted to Cadet Lieutenant Commander and appointed to be the new Unit Commanding Officer.

The Fort GreeneVille chapter also awarded Cadet Chief Petty Officer Kelly Louk with the JROTC Bronze Medal. The medal is awarded to a cadet that demonstrates loyalty and patriotism, earned a record of military and scholastic achievement and be in the upper 25 percent of the NJROTC class. They must show qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the ROTC training.

Following Saturday’s drill demonstration, the DAR chapter donated $50 to the NJROTC program.

Learn more about the Greenville NJROTC program visit www.greenvillenjrotc.com.

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