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Academics - NJROTC - Upper Staff
Running a Tight Ship Floyd Central/LanesvilleNJROTC teaches students a great deal of leadership. By completing a minimum of one year in the program, cadets get the opportunity to apply for the leadership billet selection. Leadership billet selection determines cadets' best suited to be leaders in the program the following school year. Leadership selection consists of high school grades (GPA), a physical fitness test, written paper on leadership, and performance in the program over all. The selection results are usually announced at the annual awards banquet that takes place in the spring. Once the staff is chosen it's up to them to take on the responsibilities that the previous staff has left for them. Every member on staff has their own job that they manage and it gives them hands on leadership that teaches them how to be independent. Each Year the staff brings its own personality and goals to keep raising the bar, making the NJROTC program grow and expand its horizons.
Cadet Commanding Officer: Marissa Samons
“What this company needs is discipline and good leaders. And it is getting better every year. We can’t let anything slide by. Teams are doing great this year and I am proud of them. Getting more cadets involved in these teams is another goal of mine. I want this company to be the best it can be, and it is definitely getting there”, said by Cadet Lieutenant Commander Marissa Samons. She is 17 years old and she got involved through a friend she looked up to as well as by the encouragement of her family. Her Dad, two Uncles, and an Aunt all served in the Navy. He brother is still currently serving. She started out just like every first year cadet as a seaman recruit, then as first assistant squad leader, then to squad leader, platoon chief, platoon commander, Lieutenant, then XO, and now CO. After high school her dream is to go to Vanderbilt or go to Purdue. As well as do Navy ROTC in college.
2nd Platoon Commander: George Emily
Cadet Ensign George Emily is a 16 year old Junior platoon commander. He has been in ROTC for three years. He got to be a platoon commander because he did what he should have, took advice from his leaders and others, and then just took leadership. He would like to see the company do their best as well as for the teams to win Area 3. He wants to go to college and then go into the Navy.
3rd Platoon Commander: Alyson Gill
Cadet Ensign Alyson Gill is 16 years old as well as a second year platoon commander. She started off as a seaman recruit, then earned her seaman apprentice through PARS, next became SPO (supply petty officer), then became a PO1 by being guide on and earned her rank of ensign through her accomplishments at BLT (Basic Leadership Training). She would love to see the company become a lot larger. After high school she wants to go to Bellarmine or Purdue and major in nursing then become a Marine.
5th Platoon Commander: Scott Schuchardt
Cadet Ensign Scott Schuchardt is a 15 year old 2nd year platoon commander. He is a sophomore. He got to be a platoon commander because while he was a freshman in the first few months he was guide-on and promoted to Petty Officer 1st Class, then he went to BLT this previous summer, came back and was a platoon chief and then got moved to a platoon commander. He would like to see the first years in leadership roles as well as see the drill team win first place. he would like to go to the Naval Academy and become an officer in the Navy or Marines.
6th Platoon Commander: Kayla Sumner
Cadet Ensign Kayla Sumner is a junior at age 16 and a 3rd year platoon commander. She got seaman apprentice through PARS, followed by her earning Petty Officer 1st Class by being a squad leader, as well as being a platoon chief, and is now a platoon commander. She would like to see our teams go where they’ve never gone before, as well as each platoon excelling as a platoon. She is still trying to figure out what she would like to do after school.
7th Platoon commander: Brooklyn Austin
Cadet Ensign Brooklyn Austin is a junior at Floyd Central. She is a second year and 16 years old. Also the seventh platoon commander. She went to BLT (basic leadership training) and got honor cadet. She would like to recruit more people so we can eventually have a batallion. After high school she wants to go into and military and graduate college.