Seventeen Cocke County High School cadets completed a week long leadership course held at the Tennessee National Guard Training Base in Smyrna, Tenn.

The course consisted of training in leadership concepts, character building, leading for success, etiquette, civility, essential leadership skills, military customs and courtesies, addressing organizational problems, orienteering and other subjects. Additionally, cadets learned advanced military drill and ceremonies.

Cadet/LCDR Malerei Hensley and Cadet/LT David Price, two Cocke County NJROTC Cadets received Outstanding Cadets Awards for their performance and accomplishments in their platoons.

Leadership Academy cadets are assigned leadership position for the coming school year. They each earn the coveted Leadership Shoulder Cord to wear on their uniforms.

Basic Leadership Training is for first and second year cadets who aspire to become senior leaders and staff officers in the unit.

New Cadet Orientation

New 9th Grade students who enrolled in NJROTC for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend a New Cadet Orientation in the NJROTC classroom on Monday July 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This one-day session introduces new enrollees to various aspects of this Award Winning Program including academics, community service, competitive teams, and field trips to military and other installations.

In addition, they are challenged to earn one advancement rank by learning essential aspects of the program.

Students interested in attending the orientation need to call the NJROTC office at 423-623-8718, extension 139 to enroll.

There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided by NJROTC.

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