Travis High School’s Marine Corps JROTC has been named a National Naval Honor School by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Travis unit is only in its second year of operation and is among only 20% of the nation’s schools to earn the designation. Naval Honor Schools are judged on unit inspection, drill team, marksmanship team, enrollment, public affairs, community service, operations, cadet leadership and involvement outside the JROTC program, and scholarships. Travis competed against 48 MCJROTC units in the region and came in 5th place overall in calculations.
“Congratulations to W.B. Travis Marine Corps JROTC on making the cut as a Naval Honor School,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mark Stroman, Regional Director of Region 5. “The recognition speaks volumes of the professionalism with which the program is run and administered, and the expectations that are set for cadets.”
Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Bagnato recently welcomed freshman cadets to orientation and Summer Boot Camp. The camp welcomed approximately 45 Travis cadets each day. During the camp, they learned Close Order Drill and received introductions to the physical fitness program, as well as their leadership and uniform classes. Bagnato looks forward to leading the cadets in various drill and volunteer efforts throughout the school year.
The Travis Marine Corps JROTC is actively recruiting freshman cadets. There is no cost to join or participate in meets and fieldtrips. Joining gives students a great opportunity to become active in school, the community and the city of Houston. For more information, call Travis High School at 281-634-7000.