On September 2, 2016, Boyd County High School’s Navy Junior ROTC program had their Area Manager’s Inspection (AMI). Commander Merv Dial is the Area Manager for all of Area Nine which encompasses the states of; Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The area is expansive; nearly 1,500 miles separate Ashland, Kentucky from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The formal inspection, performed every two years, is an evaluation of the program to ensure the unit is running smoothly and properly. During the inspection, the cadets demonstrate their skills in performing color guard, ceremonial drill, and In-place drill. The cadets then presented a slide show briefly detailing the activities of the unit since the last inspection.
During the inspection, every cadet had their uniform reviewed by the Commander, but only a select few of them received a personal appearance ribbon to place on their uniform. The personal appearance ribbon is awarded to the cadets who received 100% on their uniform review. Commander Dial reviewed not only the students, but the NJROTC leaders and gave an evaluation of the school district in terms of support. Boyd County’s NJROTC unit passed with flying colors.
During the briefing, Commander Dial and the cadets exchanged ideas for goals and unit activities that would be mutually beneficial for all unit members.
The NJROTC unit would like to thank the school district, the high school teachers, and staff for their outstanding support of our program and particularly this inspection. We would also like to thank all of the parents and guardians who continuously support the unit. This was especially true on inspection day as over 50 parents, guardians, family, and friends were in attendance.
Cadet/Chief Petty Officer
Sydni Massie, Boyd County HS NJROTC
Public Affairs Officer
From Right to Left: Commanding Officer Cadet Lieutenant Commander Angela Chandler, Cadet Lieutenant Jack Jagielo and Cadet/Command Master Chief Brandon Burroughs.