Department of Florida

From the Chairman


Loretta Young, ROTC/JROTC/Shooting Sports Chair

April 2020
JROTC Post 359 Hosts National Cmdr. , JSSP 2nd Round Results
We should all be knowledgeable of how the post can benefit from the JROTC Units as they can assist at events, serve meals at dinners, offer Color Guards for parades and many other activities. I would like to thank Post 359, Port St. John for giving us the opportunity to see an outstanding performance for the JROTC Cadets for the POW/MIA Ceremonial Table during the National Commander James “Bill” Oxford on his official visit to the Eastern Area. Many thanks also to our Department Americanism Chairman, Kurt Gies for sharing the photo and the video that was posted on Facebook. I’ve had the privileged of seeing many different versions of this ceremony at Military Balls, Award Ceremonies and other events, however this was by far the better of them all.

The First Round Results have been posted and the Florida Teams have done very well. Congratulations to Sarasota Military Academy for being the State Team winners for both the Sporter and the Precision Category. The top winner for the Precision Shooter was Dante Aletto with an Aggregate score of 576. Winner for the top Sporter Shooter was Thomas Reisinger with an Aggregate score of 544. The top teams and winners will all be receiving a Team Recognition Award from the National Organization. Many thanks to Post 266 Sarasota for their sponsorship for these teams. All targets for the final Postal Round must be returned to CMP and postmarked by 01 April. Further results will be posted on the National website and “Good Luck” to all our competitors.

Many of the schools have already started with plans for the Year End Award Ceremonies and Military Balls, however due to the closure of many of the schools throughout the state and nation, these final plans could be disrupted. I would ask all District Chairmen to stay informed on the schools in your area and be governed accordingly. Thank you all for all you do for our Youth Programs and your continued support.

For God and Country

Loretta Young
ROTC/JROTC/Shooting Sports Chair