The Dalton High School Army Junior ROTC is a program that is all about leadership and teamwork. The cadets are under the guidance of the Senior Army Instructor (SAI), Command Sergeant Major (RET) Heriberto Vazquez, and the Army Instructor (AI), Dr. First Sergeant (RET) Eugene Jackson. Cadets’ work together to develop skills, such as interpersonal, verbal communication, and analytical skills. The program is mainly ran by the cadets that are in the Catamount Battalion Staff and the Leadership; cadets being responsible for others allows them to learn how to be a leader and it prepares them for the future. Not only do the cadets learn how to be excellent leaders but they also help around in the community by providing support and honoring the duties given to them. JROTC provides a multitude of volunteering opportunities and extra-curricular activities. We emphasize that the cadets will be at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, with the right people.
By: Cadet Major Jesica Medina
On the Thursday afternoon of December 7th, people from all around Dalton gathered around downtown for the annual Christmas Parade. As usual, JROTC cadets arrived in their ASU uniform and prepared for the march where they were to lead the rest of the parade through downtown. The formation was led by this order: the color guard, Battalion Commander, Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer, followed by the staff, company commanders, which is then concluded by the rest of the cadets marching in formation. Cadence was called, and candy was given out as the students marched sounded off.