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FHHS Patriot JROTC Participate in 32nd Annual Cadet Pass and Review
May 1, 2019
The Forest Hill Patriots Battalion participated in the 32nd Annual Jackson Public Schools JROTC Cadet Pass and Review was held in late March at Hughes Field. Approximately 1,000 cadets from the seven JPS high schools and the Powell Middle School Academy of Military Science participated. The program consisted of the Formation of Cadets, Entrance of the Official Party, Cadet Change of Command, Honors to the Nation, Introduction of Cadet Battalions, the Cadet Creed, Honors to the Reviewing Officer, and the Presentation of Awards. The entire Pass and Review Ceremony was conducted by cadets. The recently announced Cadets of the Year performed all of the key leadership roles in the ceremony.
Cadet Col. Brittany Bradley, served as the Patriot Battalion Commander. The keynote speaker Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Margarett Barnes and JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene each gave opening remarks.
GEN (R ) Barnes has led a distinguished military career of more than 37 years. She retired as the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Human Resource Command. She currently serves as a Mississippi Ambassador for the U.S. Army Reserves
"One of the things that we observed was something that JROTC says that it strives to teach you," said Barnes. "That is, leadership and teamwork. See, there's no way that you could have made it in in that beautiful formation unless you knew how to act as a team and also had good leaders, from the cadre down to the cadet commanders."
"The young people that I've seen march on to this field have demonstrated a level of integrity and a great deal of poise," said Greene. "I know that there's great leadership in these young people, and they have the level of focus that it will take to ensure that they're all well-prepared to move forward."
Cadet Col. Wigley and the 2019 incoming Brigade staff presented Medallions of Excellence as tokens of appreciation for a job well done to outgoing Brigade staff. The outgoing Brigade staff receiving the Medallions of Excellence were:
- Cadet Public Affairs Officer: C/LTC Jayla Crumb, Callaway High
- Cadet Executive Officer: C/LTC Le'Jeric Humphrey, Forest Hill High
- Cadet Command Sergeant Major: C/CSM Fabian Hill, Jim Hill High
- Cadet S-4/Logistics Officer: C/LTC Joseph Mitchell, Murrah High
- Cadet Personnel Officer: C/LTC Joseph Jiles, Lanier High
- Cadet Security and Automations Officer: C/LTC LaDarian Carter, Provine High
- Cadet Training and Operations Officer: C/LTC Shamia Thompson, Wingfield High
- Cadet Brigade Commander: C/COL Ruben Banks, Jim Hill High
All are graduating seniors in the class of 2019.
Cadet Col. Brandie Wigley of Provine, incoming Cadet Brigade Commander presents the Medallion of Excellence to the outgoing commander Cadet Col. Ruben Banks of Jim Hill.
Scholastic Excellence Award Recipients