JROTC units to compete in Texan Battalion Drill Meet

Drill Meet

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University’s senior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will host its 12th annual Junior ROTC (JROTC) Texan Battalion Drill Meet for area high schools on Saturday, April 20, on the Tarleton campus.

Cadets from JROTC units at 16 high schools across Texas will compete in various events from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with most events slated to take place on the Tarleton campus, with an additional event scheduled at Hunewell Ranch.

The drill meet is open and free to the public, and includes an awards ceremony at approximately 5:15 p.m. at Tarleton’s Memorial Stadium. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Designed to encourage JROTC cadets to build teams to compete and develop sportsmanship, camaraderie and esprit de corps, the Texan Battalion Drill Meet also serves as an introduction to college options and the benefits of senior ROTC to cadets who plan on continued education after high school, said Master Sgt. Jimmy Finney.

Judges for the contest will be the upper class cadets from Tarleton’s Texan Battalion. Events at this year’s drill meet and their locations include: unarmed drill and armed drill at parking lot P-20 West, color guard at the Recreation Sports Center, and physical fitness at Memorial Stadium. In addition, the meet will include a separate contest known as orienteering, or land navigation, at the university’s Hunewell Ranch.

Among the high schools represented this weekend are: West Mesquite, Mansfield Legacy, Mesquite John Horn, North Mesquite, The Colony, South Grand Prairie, Killeen Ellison, Burkburnett, Waco University, Permian, San Angelo Central, Amarillo Caprock, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Granbury, Hereford and Belton.

For more information about Tarleton ROTC and the Texan Battalion Drill Meet, please visit www.tarleton.edu/rotc/drillmeet.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: MSG Jimmy Finney, Department of Military Science
254-968-9188
finney@tarleton.edu

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