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JROTC cadets complete officers academy

Jul 21, 2013
Source: Submitted

The Sussex Tech JROTC Raven Battalion held its annual Officers Candidate Academy June 10-13. Cadets received instruction in the responsibilities and duties of their new ranks so they know what is expected of them when school begins again. Parents and friends were invited to the promotion ceremonies June 13 at the conclusion of the academy.

Sgt. First Class Jerry LeGates and Sgt. Zachary Kraus were given Outstanding Performance Awards for going over and above their responsibilities and demonstrating great initiative.

Shown are commissioned officers promoted at the conclusion of the Officers Candidate Academy. Standing (l-r) are Samantha Hawkins, Georgetown; Daisey LeGates, Georgetown; Samantha Kraszewski, Bridgeville; Jessica Fulmer, Georgetown; and Emma Rider, Milton. Seated are Alex Hassman, Bridgeville; Michael Ross, Lewes; Jeremy Dulis, Seaford; and Jerry LeGates, Georgetown.

Noncommissioned officers receiving promotions were, back row (l-r) Ryan Powell, Rehoboth; Sam Saxon, Milford; Connor Satchell, Seaford; Tucker Strickroth, Seaford; Christian Handy, Seaford; Brett Snyder, Milford; and Coleman James, Georgetown. In center row are Dana Ramirez, Georgeotwn; Branagh James, Bridgeville; Megan LeGates, Georgetown; Michaela Anderson, Millsboro; Brittany Yeo, Georgetown; Kayla Fleming, Seaford; Peyton Perkins, Seaford; Carly Precht, Millsboro; Brianna Work, Lincoln; Emily Tirado, Frankford; Savannah Ross, Lewes; Spencer Turner, Georgetown; Ashe Hebrank-Ekas, Rehoboth; Joe Hartman, Bridgeville; and Vincent Gao, Seaford. Seated are Alex Oliverio, Georgetown; Cole Cook, Bridgeville; Luke Riale, Georgetown; Evan Ahtes, Laurel; Tristin Townsend, Lewes; Lindsay Adams, Ellendale; Dalton Elliott, Delmar; Zach Kraus, Rehoboth; and Cody Turner, Milford. (Source: Submitted)
Cadet Zachary Kraus of Rehoboth receives his sergeant stripes from Battalion Executive Officer Cadet Maj. Tyler Wood of Delmar. Kraus was given one of the Outstanding Performance Awards at the academy. (Source: Submitted)
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