Natchitoches Central High School JROTC cadets recently briefed the Natchitoches Parish School Board regarding their accreditation results.
Superintendent Dr. Grant Eloi took part in the inspection of the ROTC unit two weeks ago under Lt. Col. Malt and First Sgt. Selby.
Cadet Lt. Col. Shemaria Harris is the Battalion Commander of the NCHS Chiefs Battalion. With her was Battalion Executive Officer, Cadet Major Shakeria Metoyer; Battalion Personnel Officer, Cadet Captain Janna Garrett; Battalion Security Officer, Cadet Captain Reshaun Bayonne; Battalion Logistics Officer, Cadet Captain Preston Parker; and Battalion Public Affairs Officer, Cadet First Lt. Arianna Smith. Absent from the presentation was Cadet Command Sgt. Major Kenneth Brickhouse and Operations Officer, Cadet Major Brenden Cooper.
To receive accreditation, the JROTC program is broken down into seven different categories in which the program receives a number of points based on the battalion’s execution.
In the Battalion Staff Continuous Improvement Briefing and Interview Category, the NCHS JROTC Battalion received 35/35 points. In the Service Learning Briefing Category, the Battalion received 20/20 points. In the Cadet Portfolio and Interview Category, the Battalion received 20/20 points. In the Unit Report Category, the Battalion received 35/35 points. In the Drill/In Ranks Category, the Battalion received 15/15 points. In the Color Guard Category, the Battalion received 15/15 points.
Lt. Col. Malt and First Sgt. Selby’s portfolios were also reviewed for a total of 60 points. This means that the Battalion received 200/200 points for its overall JROTC accreditation. This also means the Battalion will continue to be an Honor Unit of Distinction, displayed by a gold star cadets get to wear on their uniforms.