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JROTC cadet inspections

JROTC Cadet Inspections

By  Brandon Artiles - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Wednesday was a big day for hundreds of Jackson Public School students.  Several JPS schools with U.S. Army JROTC programs held their cadet inspections Wednesday morning.     

One of the many demonstrations was held at Murrah High School where more than 170 students were observed and tested by their brigade commanders, out of Georgia. The in-rank inspection of 9th through 12th grade cadets is conducted every three years.     

The purpose of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp is to help build character and prepare strong citizens to be leaders.  Murrah's highest ranking officer, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Bush told WLBT what the program has done for him and his peers.

"It's a citizenship class that students are able to take through high school and it develops their leadership styles," Bush said. "That develops them to get out of their comfort zones and develops them to do all-around good throughout the community."    

A star of the program, Bush is a senior at Murrah awaiting appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.     

More than 2,000 JPS students are involved in the JROTC program.

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