Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science hosted an activation ceremony for the 67th Demon Battalion Thursday. The annual ceremony included the uncasing of the unit colors, introduction of the cadet chain of command and remarks from ROTC leadership. Steeped in Army tradition, the uncasing of the colors signifies the unit’s esprit de corps and cadets’ commitment to the program and each other. The annual activation ceremony marks the start of a new academic year and establishes the new Battalion and its leadership.
NSU’s Army ROTC cadets are, front row from left, Shaffer Kimball, Joey Wills, Scott Stearns, cadet commander; Steven Bryant, Alexander Stewart, Joshua Perkins, Teamara Judkins, Autumn Mitchell, Cameron Coleman, Taylor Andrews, Danny Hatcher and Ronicia Howze. On the second row are Ramon Stetson, Bryan Lee, Brandon Homan, Aliona Salter, Kari Taffi, Shanice Fields, Ada Tate, Larancion McGee and Sonia Ortiz. On the back row are Logan DeOre, Jaelon Davis, Karl Marzahl, Phoenix Gibson, Angel Rodgers, Brandon Bullock, Adam Barnes, John Ham, Taylor Saucier, Albert Tuiel, Hunter Seck, Dale Granier, Taimata Luafalemana, Neilahldwin Garcia, Crystal Smith, Michael Kingsley and Briyonna Collins.