Hixson High JROTC wins titles in drill and color guard
Posted on 03/05/2019
The Hixson High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) drill and color guard teams have captured their fourth and fifth Hamilton County JROTC Drill championship titles in drill and color guard.

The County JROTC Drill Competitions are hosted annually by the Hamilton County Director of JROTC’s office. The competition is open to all JROTC units within the county and is held at various high schools throughout the drill season. JROTC drill and color guard teaches leadership, followership, discipline, precision, and teamwork. The competitions are based on the execution of individual and unit performances in a military-style formation and are scored on a multitude of factors. Each event is scored, and trophies are awarded for individual events and overall. Hixson captured First Place in Individual Exhibition, First Place in Dual Exhibition, First Place in Squad Exhibition, First Place in Squad IDR, Second Place in Platoon IDR, and First Place in Color Guard. The impressive wins culminated in the Hixson JROTC winning the award of First Place Overall Champions for 2019.

The Hixson High AFJROTC drill program is a fundamental part of the AFJROTC Cadet Corps. Major (Retired) James Carbone, the Hixson AFJROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor lauded the program saying “AFJROTC is a cadet-led program and I couldn’t be happier for Cadet First Lieutenant Jeremey Thomas and Cadet First Lieutenant Christian Lewis for leading their drill and color guard teams to victory!” “We are so proud of our Cadets,” Master Sergeant (Retired) Doug Burhans, the Hixson AFJROTC Aerospace Science Instructor, and drill team coach said. “This 4th championship in a row is directly attributed to their dedication to each other and the program. Watching our cadets in action is amazing. They are truly Citizens of Character!”

The Mission of Air Force JROTC is “To Develop Citizens of Character Dedicated to Serving their Nation and Community.” You can find the Hixson High AFJROTC cadet created and maintained website at https://hixsonhighafjrotc.weebly.com.