Lanett High School JROTC Cadets Participate in Ft. Benning Camp – Valley Times-News
Army JROTC cadets from Lanett High School participated in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at Ft. Benning near Columbus, Georgia in early June.
The mission is to provide JROTC Army Cadets from the Muscogee County School District and JROTC units in the surrounding community with an environment conducive to leadership development, good citizenship, and team development activities.
Each year, more than 300 cadets attend Army Post Camp, where they complete events that include a team development course, land navigation course, abseil tower, aquatic training and tower 34 foot airborne.
During the five-day camp, cadets are housed on the campus of Columbus State University.
This year, seven cadets participated in the JCLC week-long camp.
Cadet Je’Niya Glaze from Lanett won the Best Cadet Leadership Award. Ariel Hall from Lanett High School and Si’Nora Grier and Destinee Gilliam from Valley High School won a Cyber Excellence Award.
Senior Army Instructor Retired LTC Christopher McKinney said the camp provides an opportunity for cadets to use the skills and training they have learned throughout the year.
“The JCLC is important because it’s the wrap-up exercise for the school year,” McKinney said. “Everything the cadets have learned comes into play during this camp experience. This challenges cadets and they will build your JROTC program by reporting what they have learned to other cadets.
McKinney is proud of the cadets’ performance during the camp.
“Our cadets have behaved in an exemplary manner this year,” he said. “I’m very proud of their resilience and their competitive spirit.”