Honor Unit With Distinction aces federal cadet inspection
Forest Hill High School’s JROTC Battalion cadets can stick their chests out a bit further after bringing home the prestigious Honor Unit With Distinction recently. The designation is signified by the Gold Star, which members will be able to wear above the right pocket on their uniforms. This distinction, the highest honor a High School JROTC Battalion can earn, was the end result of the Command Formal Inspection–a pivotal point of a JROTC unit being rated that is conducted by members of United States Army JROTC Cadet Command every three years.
The inspection is a formal and comprehensive review of every aspect of a JROTC unit. It consists of a Cadet Staff Briefing, a full inspection of all Cadets, a review of all Cadet Records, a full inspection of all the program’s facilities, a brief Drill and Ceremonies inspection, a Curriculum Q&A session and a meeting with school administration. Each category has multiple facets that are assessed and awarded points. The results of the Command Formal Inspection determine the unit’s designation. US Army Cadet Command has established several ratings for its JROTC Unit Inspection Program. These ratings are Unsatisfactory, Satisfactory, Merit Unit (White Star Unit), Honor Unit (Blue Star Unit), and Honor Unit with Distinction (Gold Star Unit).
1SG(Ret) Antonio Correa, SFC(Ret) Jose Negron, and SFC (Ret) Benjamin Tidwell and the entire Falcon Battalion worked hard to earn this distinction. For more details, contact 1SG (Ret) Correa at 561.540.3044 or email Antonio.email@example.com.