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Liberty Battalion NJROTC Receives “Outstanding” Rating for Annual Military Inspection

Liberty Battalion Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) has had quite an exciting month. 

On October 21, the Battalion performed an Annual Military Inspection (AMI) at East View High School and received an overall “Outstanding”, the highest possible rating, on all inspection areas. This year’s inspection was reviewed by the Area 10 Manager, Commander Mike Hale. 

 Knowing that the cadets put in long hours and wanted to succeed, seeing them show off their skillset was extremely rewarding”, NJROTC Senior Naval Science Instructor Major David Arjona said. “It’s a good life lesson for the cadets that hard work does pay off.”

 The AMI takes an entire day and consists of many different evaluations. The outside portion of AMI is Drill, Inspection and Pass-in-Review. After that, a handful of cadet staff members and instructors spend the day conducting briefs, tours of facilities, inspection of supply, armory, and administration, and an audit of federal finances. 

 “Everything we were doing prior to October 21 worked towards AMI,” Major Arjona said. “After our successes at AMI, there was a huge sigh of relief and a weight lifted off our shoulders.”

 The day after AMI, Liberty Battalion's focus quickly shifted to the next competition.

 On October 29 -30, the Battalion participated in the 2021 Sea Hornet Classic JROTC All-Service Field Meet at Flour Bluff High School. 

 The competition consists of four phases: 

  • Physical Fitness (100-meter Relay, Push Ups, Curl Ups)
  • Academic Exam (Navy Curriculum, SAT/ACT questions, and Current Events)
  • Armed Inspection, Regulation, Exhibition and Color Guard (with weapons)
  • Unarmed Inspection, Regulation, Exhibition, and Color Guard (no weapons).

GISD Liberty Battalion Varsity Travel Team achieved the following rankings: 

  • Navy Overall - 1st out of 14 schools present 
  • Drill Meet Overall - 2nd out of 25 schools present (Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force JROTC)
  • Armed Drill Overall - 3rd
    • Inspection - 2nd; Exhibition - 3rd
  • Unarmed Drill Overall - 4th
    • Regulation - 4th; Exhibition - 4th; Color Guard - 4th
  • Physical Fitness Overall - 5th
    • Curl Ups - 4th; 8 x 100 meter Relay Run - 2nd 
  • Academics - 1st; EVHS Senior and Executive Officer Nicholas Liveris took 1st Place out of 144 cadets taking the exam!
  • Top Placing Color Guard - 3rd

What makes me proud to be a member of Liberty Battalion is to watch the cadets around me succeed and become better leaders,” Liveris said.

 

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This is the first time since 2004 that GISD Liberty Battalion has placed first overall at a Flour Bluff Drill Meet.

You can read more about Liberty Battalion on our website.

 

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