Travis High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets completed the inaugural year of their school’s JROTC program and have made quite a name for themselves this summer. Nine cadets were selected to attend the two-week Leadership Academy and Basic Leadership Training sessions at Camp Swift this June, in Bastrop, Texas.
Attending both the Leadership Academy and Basic Leadership Training sessions were: Timothy Do, Cadet Sergeant Major; James Eckles, Cadet Commanding Officer; and Jason Kelly, Cadet First Sergeant. Cadets Devin Elborne, Samantha Guerrero, Jason Preuss, Brent Robinson, Scott Squires, and Chase Toussaint attended the Basic Leadership Training session.
Cadets Eckles, Kelly, and Do attended both sessions. After the first week of the Leadership Academy at Camp Swift, Cadet Eckles was selected as the Battalion Commander for the second week of training. Cadets Do and Kelly were named Platoon Commanders in charge of Alpha Company and Charlie Company for the Basic Leadership Training session. Both cadets also received Drill Instructor Awards and Leadership Awards.
At the Basic Leadership Training session, Cadet Guerrero received the Most Outstanding Female Cadet award for her platoon and the Outstanding Female Cadet award for Alpha Company. She was also selected as a finalist for the Most Outstanding Cadet in the Battalion. Commanders for the Travis High School Marine Corps JROTC program are Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Bagnato and Master Sergeant Richard Bergen.