JROTC Color Guard named 1st runner up in nationals

April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Concordia Lutheran High School JROTC Cadets were named the first runner up in the Color Guard Competition at the JROTC national championships.

The Color Guard was commanded by c/MAJ Aleah Oman and consisted of c/2LT Mitchell Scott, c/2LT Jasmine Jackson and c/2LT Anna Werling.

The U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Nationals Drill Championships were held at Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Expo Center on April 11. This event features Army JROTC Drill Teams from all over the world in one single competition.

Drill Teams are selected by their respective parent brigades. Each brigade oversees about five states or approximately 200-300 high schools with JROTC programs. The Cadets represented the 7th Brigade, JROTC at this event.

The competition has two divisions, armed (with rifles) and un-armed (without rifles), and each division is further divided into four separate competitions: regulation drill, exhibition drill, Color Guard (all color guards march with rifles), and inspection.

In addition to the Color Guard, the Concordia Drill Team was selected to compete in the un-armed division. The Drill Team place 29th out of 34 teams.

Also this past weekend, the JROTC Raider Team finished first against JROTC schools in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the Mountain Man Memorial March. They went 13.1 miles with more than 40 pounds of weight in their ruck sacks over rough and hilly terrain.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.