NCHS JROTC runs table at North Desoto Drill Competition

The NCHS Junior ROTC Chiefs Battalion travelled to North DeSoto High School on Oct. 22 to compete in the Griffin Challenge Drill Competition. The Chiefs Battalion ran the table gaining first place in all Drill events as well as the overall First Place for the Armed and Unarmed Divisions.  The Chiefs Battalion also earned a 3rd place position in the Physical Training Challenge with a team competing for the very first time.

Armed Color Guard – 1st

Unarmed Color Guard – 1st

Armed Inspection – 1st

Unarmed Inspection – 1st

Armed Drill – 1st

Unarmed Drill – 1st

Armed Exhibition – 1st

Unarmed Exhibition – 1st

Overall Armed Division – 1st

Overall Unarmed Division – 1st

Physical Training Challenge – 3rd

Army Instructor, Retired First Sergeant Michael Selby was extremely proud of the Battalion’s achievement, however, continues to mentor the cadets on sustaining this success and focuses on continuous improvement. 

The Senior Army Instructor, Retired Major Duane Bailey, also acknowledged the Battalion’s success and is extremely appreciative of the entire faculty and staff at NCHS for their support of the JROTC program. 

The next test for the Chiefs Battalion will be at Airline High School on Nov. 12 where they will attempt to sustain this success.


Out Front Battalion Commander and Armed Exhibition Team Commander

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carter

Team Commanders (Front of Lines) from left to right

Armed Drill and Armed Inspection – Cadet First Sergeant William Conklin

Unarmed Drill and Physical Training Team – Cadet First Sergeant Jasmie Holmes

Unarmed Exhibition – Cadet First Sergeant Zya Small

Unarmed Inspection – Cadet Sergeant First Class Destiny Holmes

Unarmed Color Guard – Cadet Sergeant First Class Savannah Braxton

Armed Color Guard – Cadet First Lieutenant Jace Scott