As part of the inspections, the cadets presented two one hour briefings and both briefings attained a perfect score. One of the evaluators noted that this is the first time that has happened in his more than 18 years doing the evaluations. Our JROTC instructors, COL William LaChance and MSG Kalvin Ross, are extremely proud of them for their historic accomplishment.
COL LaChance stated that he and MSG Ross "would like to thank all of those who supported our efforts. Whether it was allowing cadets to practice during class time, prepping our facilities, providing refreshments or simply lending a word of support. This will be a great lead in to our upcoming military ball … a time to celebrate!"
Every three years the 5th Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command conducts an accreditation inspection to ensure our compliance the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation standards and designation as Honor Unit with Distinction. Unlike previous military disciplined focused inspection programs, the new accreditation program is a rigorous academic evaluation at both unit and individual levels. The cadet staff delivered a service learning project briefing and a continuous improvement plan brief each approximately an hour in length to evaluators. The evaluators then selected 8 cadets from across the corps to undergo inspection of their individual academic portfolio.
Not only were the contents of the portfolio evaluated, the cadets were interviewed to ensure understanding of the curriculum. The entire corps underwent a uniform inspection, as well as, drill and color guard evaluations. The evaluation also assessed the instructors academic qualification and proficiency with an inspection of instructor portfolios and interview.