Wednesday, August 10, 2011


INVITATION TO Annual MCJROTC Drill Competition


On Saturday 19 November, the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Program at Mexico Academy and Central School will host the annual Drill meet from 9 AM to 5 PM. The members of your Post are respectfully invited to attend and observe these outstanding young citizens as they compete against schools from across New York and the North East.

The MCJROTC program is an elective in leadership provided to students from 9th to 12th grade. It is the purpose of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Instructors are tasked to develop informed citizens, strengthen character by the teaching of discipline, and develop understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship.

The Mexico MCJROTC Drill team begins the year with high expectations. The team finished 5th in the Nation at the National High School Drill team Championships last May. With the departure of many seniors at graduation, this year's team will be looking to make its own mark.

Please RSVP prior to 30 September if your post will have members attend so we can properly recognize them. Thank you, for your service to our nation and we hope to see you at the 19th of November. If you have any questions or there is anything we can do for you, please contact SgtMaj Combes or myself at (315) 963-8400, extension 5007 (work), LtCol Freda cell (315) 955-3881, or SgtMaj Combes (315) 751-9992.

The above letter has gone out to local American Legion posts. For more information on this program, you may click on MEXICO to see a video on the program.

To see one of their drills from past years, check out this drill at MACS for the USMC Armed Duel Drill Team exercise. Click on MACS.

Mexico Academy & Central School

Let's try to attend this program and show our support for this great program. Remember the date:

19 NOVEMBER 2011

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