Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program at Watauga High School Marks Important Milestone

Published Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Oct. 7, 2013. The JROTC program at Watauga High School marked an important milestone on Oct. 2 with the promotion and appointment of cadets to leadership positions. Senior Instructor Lt. Col Gerald Harper, USMC, (Ret) described the event as “an important first step in building an entire cadet battalion staff here at Watauga High School.”

Cadet Second Lieutenant Kasey Koch and Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Watson. Hernandez (on left) and Harper are facing Koch and Watson as they announce the cadets' appointments.

Cadet Second Lieutenant Kasey Koch and Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Watson. Hernandez (on left) and Harper are facing Koch and Watson as they announce the cadets’ appointments.

 

Harper is shown as he spoke briefly to parents and other attendees at the close of the ceremony.

Harper is shown as he spoke briefly to parents and other attendees at the close of the ceremony.

 

Master Sergeant David Hernandez, USMC, (Ret),  faces the cadets. Hernandez is one of two instructors in the JROTC program.

Master Sergeant David Hernandez, USMC, (Ret), faces the cadets. Hernandez is one of two instructors in the JROTC program.

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