Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Summerville High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Green Wave Battalion has been designated as a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors 2013-2014 School year by the Commander, Naval Education and Training Command located in Pensacola, Florida.
This annual award is only presented to the top ten percent of the NJROTC units in the nation. Summerville has received this award for 18 of the last 20 years.
The NJROTC Distinguished Unit award is based upon the overall performance and accomplishments of the entire NJROTC unit. Every NJROTC unit is evaluated in an array of areas including academic achievement, unit and military events, unit sponsored activities, community service support, and physical fitness.
Also included in the evaluation process, are site visits of each NJROTC unit conducted by NJROTC Area Managers located throughout the United States.
These Area Managers represent the Chief of Naval Education and Training. Area Managers conduct site visits of each unit throughout the country annually and evaluate units through personnel uniform inspections of all cadets, review of unit financial records, verification of established unit uniform and equipment inventory controls, interviews with select cadets within the unit, and a parade of all cadets within the unit called a “Pass and Review.”
Cadet James Tilton has been selected as the Green Wave NJROTC Battalion Commanding Officer. Tilton was selected from a superlative group of cadets by his Naval Science Instructors Captain Jerry Hupp, and Master Chief’s Carson Burgess and Chris McCool.
Tilton also has been selected to attend the South Carolina Boy’s State during this summer.