by Josiah Caparas (Class 2022)
Battalion Command Sergeant Major (head of teams and company First Sergeants) with the rank of cadet Command Sergeant Major
JROTC is truly a program that focuses on making cadets better citizens by providing scholarship, leadership, motivation, and community service opportunities to high schoolers. In this program there are many respected cadets which sets the example and provides direction for those under them. Serving as the Command Sergeant Major has provided me the opportunity to lead cadets in the teams. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and creating an environment where each cadet could depend on another. This camaraderie has facilitated great leaders who multiply leaders, setting healthy competition with another. I find that learning how to be a leader is essential for any organization to work with a common goal, which JROTC clearly achieves.