Military Reports to the Board

Red River High’s Junior ROTC Program gave their annual report to the December meeting of the Red River Parish School Board.  The report was given by cadet corps commander Eric Hanson.

Several goals were exceeded including recruiting.  Hanson said their goal had been to recruit 20 new cadets for the corps.  They got 43 or doubling the goal.  The overall GPA of the corps is targeted at 2.75.  Hanson said they have made 80% of that goal and they hope to exceed it by the end of the spring.

Hanson said the JROTC program has obtained an FAA Certified Flight Simulator and cadets can log time recognized by the FAA as they work toward a pilots license.  They received a grant to cover the $8,000 cost.

Col. Mark Duffield, the corps commander thanked the board for their support of JROTC at Red River.  He said the cadets are looking forward to the upcoming end of year trip.  Duffield promised another update on the program toward the end of the spring term.

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