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Incline JROTC earns ‘Honor With Distinction’ for 31st straight year

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Michel Berge briefs cadets and attendees on the JROTC Continuous Improvement and the Cadet Trainings.
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Members of the Incline High School JROTC program had an impeccable performance in the first-ever JROTC Program of Accreditation on March 26.

The JPA took the place of the annual Cadet Form Inspection, which Incline High School has participated in for the past 31 years.

The culmination event of the year took place at the JROTC building. The accreditation took place under the senior instructor Major Paul Hovey, Senior Army Instructor at McQueen High School.

The Highlander Battalion passed the JPA with a score of 98.2 percent adding one more “Honor With Distinction” award for the 31st year in a row, and maintaining the Incline JROTC program within the top five in the nation.

To start things off, the Highlander Battalion Staff and Company Commanders welcomed the Inspectors and introduced them to their principal, Mrs. Hermann.

Cadet Battalion Commander Michael Berge then gave a briefing on the JROTC Continuous Improvement and the Cadet Trainings, and Operations Staff Officers (S-3) gave a briefing of the battalion’s Service Learning Project.

Prior to the briefings, the inspectors checked student portfolios. The portfolios are a new JPA requirement.

After the briefings were over, the staff officers were inspected in their individual staff positions.

Meanwhile, Golf Company’s In-Ranks Inspection was being conducted. This inspection consisted of cadet knowledge, personal appearance (uniform), and drill and ceremony.

This year, only one Company was inspected. Golf Company, led by Cadet Captain Joe Prater, was selected by the director of Army Instruction for Washoe County School District LTC Maryott.

The company scored a phenomenal 198/200 overall. After all the inspections, the Battalion Staff and Company Commanders were out-briefed, and the inspectors unveiled the final score: 982/1000.