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JROTC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

School Year 2015-2016

Cadet Aliyah Jordan, Air Force JROTC, a senior at Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville was the recipient of the inaugural Bill Dadek Memorial Scholarship. The Dadek Scholarship is the Chapter’s top JROTC scholarship worth $1,500. It was presented by Maureen Dadek on behalf of the Cape Fear Chapter, MOAA. Cadet Jordan will continue her studies at UNC Chapel Hill.

$1,000 Scholarships were presented to the following JROTC cadets:

Cadet Christian Cortazar, Army JROTC, South View High School, Fayetteville

Cadet Patricia Valdes-Gonzalez, Army JROTC, Union High School, Rose Hill

Nov 17, 16/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

SENIOR ROTC LEADERSHIP AWARDS

School Year 2015-2016

The Cape Fear Chapter had the privilege of presenting MOAA leadership awards to the following senior ROTC cadets in recognition of finishing at the top of their class in demonstrated leadership skills during the school year 2015-2016. Awards consisted of the MOAA medal and certificate, plus a $100 stipend courtesy of the Cape Fear Chapter.

Cadet De' Vonte Lee, Air Force ROTC, Fayetteville State University

Cadet Magda Matthews, Army ROTC, Fayetteville State University

Cadet Kaylee O'Connell, Army ROTC, Campbell University

Cadet Amanda Pulliam, Army ROTC, Methodist University

Cadet Patrick Woods, Army ROTC, University of North Carolina Pembroke

Nov 17, 16/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

HIGH SCHOOL JROTC LEADERSHIP AWARDS

School Year 2015-2016

The Cape Fear Chapter presented the MOAA Medal and Certificate to recognize JROTC cadets who demonstrated exceptional potential for military leadership; awards were presented on dates indicated. Congratulations to the following MOAA award recipients:

Cadet Christian L. Cortazar, South View High School Army JROTC; March 11th.

Cadet Charles Starling, Clinton High School Army JROTC; March 11th.

Cadet Hunter Lanterman, St. Pauls High School Army JROTC; March 19th.

Cadet Keala Harris, Jack Britt High School Army JROTC; April 15th.

Cadet Patricia Valdes-Gonzalez, Union High School Army JROTC; April 16th.

Cadet Chevin Rivera, Pine Forest High School Air Force JROTC; April 23rd.

Cadet Cason W. Goldsmith, East Bladen High School Army JROTC; April 29th.

Cadet Taleyah Holden, Triton High School Army JROTC; April 30th.

Cadet Branden Elicker, Grays Creek High School Navy JROTC; May 3rd.

Cadet Jared Bolin, Cape Fear High School Navy JROTC; May 6th.

Cadet Rosa Alejandro, Lumberton Senior High School Army JROTC; May 10th.

Cadet Isamar Galdon, Seventy First High School Air Force JROTC; May 12th.

Cadet Aliyah Jordan, Terry Sanford High School Air Force JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet Mekiya Robles, Westover High School Army JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet Francis Calles, Western Harnett High School Army JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet William McCormick, Harnett Central High School Army JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet Matthew Wuester, Lake Wood High School Army JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet Logan Dubin, Hoke High School Army JROTC; May 14th.

Cadet Carla McCord, Overhills High School Army JROTC; May 17th.

Cadet Tate Sykes, West Bladen High School Army JROTC; May 17th.

Cadet Chedsada Choommai, Fairmont High School Army JROTC; May 17th.

Cadet Daniel Strickland, South Robeson High School Army JROTC; May 18th.

Cadet Jaden Anthony, E.E. Smith High School Air Force JROTC; May 20th.

Jun 14, 16/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL NJROTC DRILL TEAM DOES GOOD

2016 NJROTC Nationals Drill Championship

The Cape Fear High School Navy Junior ROTC drill team finished in 15th place overall at the 2016 Navy Junior ROTC Nationals Drill Championships held at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida on 1-2 April 2016. The team was competing among the top 25 schools in the nation having qualified for nationals at a regional meet in Chapin, SC. CFHS was the only school in North Carolina invited to compete at the national championship.

The 25 teams were graded in the following categories: inspection, academic test, physical fitness tests, color guard, armed and unarmed exhibition, and armed and unarmed regulation. The NJROTC Nationals remain the most comprehensive test of overall JROTC training and performance in existence today according to the Navy Nationals website.

The NJROTC instructional team at CFHS consists of CAPT (Ret) Andrew Karakos, USN; and, SgtMaj (Ret) Leon Thornton, USMC both in the team group photo above.

The Cape Fear Chapter supported the team with a $1,000 assistance grant to help defray its transportation and lodging expenses. Photo at bottom right shows Chapter President Juan Chavez and 3rd Vice President Marty Williams presenting the check to Cadet Commander Haylee D. Neal and Cadet Lieutenant Commander Laura Sandoval.

A thank you letter from Captain Karakos is at download below.

Apr 7, 16/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER CAPE FEAR HS NJROTC GRADUATE

Kerstie Sabo

Former Cape Fear HS NJROTC graduate Kerstie Sabo, now a plebe at the US Naval Academy was recently selected as a member of the US Naval Academy Color Guard. Midshipman Sabo is a past recipient of the MOAA Medal presented by the CFC, and a CFC-sponsored attendee at the Spirit of America Leadership Conference, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge , PA. Photo at right shows Kerstie accepting the US Naval Academy Color Guard distinctive insignia at her patch ceremony at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Feb 6, 16/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Senior ROTC Leadership Award

December 9, 2015

Cadet Miguel Castro, Fayetteville State University Air Force ROTC accepts a Leadership Award along with a $100.00 check presented by Bill Dadek and Marty Williams of the Cape Fear Chapter. Attending the presentation was Lt Col Toro, the Professor of Aerospace Science for the Air Force ROTC at FSU.

Dec 9, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Campbell University ROTC Battalion Awards Ceremony

September 27, 2015

The Campbell University ROTC Battalion held an awards ceremony on Fort Bragg Pike Field. It marked the completion of weekend field training for the cadets from the four universities that form the Campbell University ROTC Battalion.

LTC Brian C. Scott, the Campbell University ROTC Battalion Commander, his staff and the cadets organized and conducted the awards ceremony. The occasion presented an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the cadets during their annual and summer training and to present awards from various organizations.

Chapter President Juan Chavez and 3rd Vice President Bill Dadek presented scholarships and leadership awards to the following cadets:

$1,000 Scholarships

Methodist University- Cadet Rebecca M. Burnett

Fayetteville State University- Cadet Andres S. Gutierrez

Campbell University- Cadet Jonathan C. Price

$100 Leadership Awards

Campbell University- Cadet Clotide Druhen

Methodist University- Cadet Matthew Lohff

Fayetteville State University- Cadet Bryan Leach

University North Carolina Pembroke- Cadet Kiana M. Perez Jimenez

Sep 28, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

ROTC Scholarships Awards Luncheon

July 30, 2015

The awards luncheon was held in The Mash House Restaurant and Brewery, Fayetteville, NC. All scholarship recipients and their parents, other family members, and/or ROTC instructors attended the event.

Presentations included 11 $1,000 scholarships to JROTC cadets from area high schools as follows:

Cadet Victoria A. Stanton, Navy JROTC Cape Fear High School

Cadet Victoria A. Burleson, Navy JROTC Cape Fear High School

Cadet Jan-Philipp Schneider, Army JROTC Fairmont High School

Cadet Aaron L. Carter, Army JROTC Fairmont High School

Cadet Weston D. Hayes, Army JROTC Harnett Central High School

Cadet QyDarrius Z. McEachern, Army JROTC Lumberton Senior High School

Cadet Johnathan H. Singh, Army JROTC South Robeson High School

Cadet William D. Gothard, Air Force JROTC Terry Sanford High School

Cadet Jorge A. Padilla, Air Force JROTC Terry Sanford High School

Cadet Emily I. Jasienowski, Air Force JROTC Terry Sanford High School

Cadet Kenneth Santana, Army JROTC Union High School

Additionally, the 2015 Meinhardt Scholarship worth $1,500 was presented to Army SROTC Cadet Tyler Elrod of UNC Chapel Hill.

Taking part in the presentation of scholarships to the JROTC cadets included: Bill Dadek, Chairman of the ROTC Scholarship Committee; Juan Chavez, Chapter President; and, Mrs. Magda Baggett, former Assistant Dean of Students for Special Programs at Methodist University, and keynote speaker for the event.

Presentation of the 2015 Meinhardt Scholarship was made by Harry and Mary Meinhardt. Representing their seven siblings were: Carl Meinhardt, Lise Meinhardt, and Trina Tiffany.

Aug 5, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Fayetteville State University US Air Force Commissioning

May 8, 2015

Air Force Detachment 607 at Fayetteville State University held its spring 2015 commissioning ceremony on 8 May in the Student Center. Professor of Aerospace Studies and Detachment Commander, Lt Col Allen Gradnigo, US Air Force was the host for the event.

The following three cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Air Force: Kathiusca Leon, Joshua Nance, and Kyndreshia Stroman.

3rd Vice President Bill Dadek presented each of the new officers with a set of gold bars, a free one year membership in MOAA, and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.

May 31, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Fayetteville State University US Army Commissioning

May 8, 2015

The Army ROTC unit at Fayetteville State University held its Spring 2015 Commissioning Ceremony on 8 May. The event was held in Seabrook Auditorium. CPT Rufino Farias, Jr. the Assistant Professor of Military Science acted as the host for the ceremony. LTC Scott the Campbell Battalion Commander and his Executive Officer CPT Summers also took part in the ceremony.

The guest speaker was BG Mitchell I. Kilgo, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6 and Chief Information Officer, U.S. FORSCOM. The ceremony was well attended by family and friends of the new lieutenants.

The following eleven cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the US Army: Courtney M. Anderson, Maverick J. Bostic, Carl L. Guthrie, Sara D. Jones, Jack Konrat, Joseph S. Minardi, James D. O’Neal, Aaron J. Reynolds, Sophia Rickard, Danielle J. Sibert, and Marcus J. Smith.

3rd Vice President Bill Dadek presented each of the new officers with a set of gold bars, a free one year membership in MOAA, and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.

May 31, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

HIGH SCHOOL JROTC LEADERSHIP AWARDS

School Year 2014-2015

The Cape Fear Chapter presented the MOAA Medal and Certificate to recognize JROTC cadets who demonstrated exceptional potential for military leadership; awards were presented on dates indicated. Congratulations to the following MOAA award recipients:

Cadet Taliyah McRae, South View High School Army JROTC; March 20th.

Cadet Jessica Howard, Jack Britt High School Army JROTC; March 27th.

Cadet LTC Fernando Jimenez, Saint Paul’s High School Army JROTC; April 2nd.

Cadet CSM Kenneth Santana, Union High School Army JROTC; April 25th.

Cadet LaBria Shaneice, East Bladen High School Army JROTC; April 29th.

Cadet Allyah Danielle McDougald, Harnett Central High School Army JROTC; May 2nd.

Cadet Jamison Sanders, EE Smith High School Air Force JROTC; May 6th.

Cadet Joshual Feliciano, Lumberton Senior High School Army JROTC; May 7th.

Cadet Meghan Bryant, Overhills High School Army JROTC; May 7th.

Cadet LTC Philip Schneider and Cadet Captain Candace Jacob, Fairmont High School Army JROTC; May 8th.

Cadet Destiny Jamison, Terry Sanford High School Air Force JROTC; May 8th.

Cadet Haylee Neal, Cape Fear High School Navy JROTC; May 8th.

Cadet Joshua Locklear, Purnell Swett High School Army JROTC; May 8th.

Cadet Jalen Carruth, Pine Forest High School Air Force JROTC; May 9th.

Cadet Alexis Butler, Westover High School Army JROTC; May 13th.

Cadet William Walker, Seventy First High School Air Force JROTC; May 15th.

Cadet Michael Hunter Gareckt, Hoke High School Army JROTC; May 16th.

Cadet Elise Guzman, West Bladen High School Army JROTC; May 19th.

Cadet TeAnnie Woods, Western Harnett High School Army JROTC; May 22nd.

Cadet Raven Hammonds, South Robeson High School Army JROTC; June 2nd.

Mar 29, 15/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Campbell Army ROTC Battalion Annual Awards Ceremony

September 11, 2014

The Campbell University Army ROTC Battalion held its annual awards ceremony in Turner Hall on the Campbell campus on September 11, 2014. The Campbell Battalion consists of units from Campbell University, Fayetteville State University, Methodist University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

LTC Scott, Professor of Military Science at Campbell, and Commander of the ROTC Battalion presented awards to cadets for successful completion of Air Assault school and other training at summer camp. Several scholarship awards were also presented to superior cadets. Awards from several organizations were given during the ceremony.

Cape Fear Chapter 3rd Vice President, Bill Dadek, presented leadership cash awards of $100.00 with award certificates to (L to R in photo) Cadets Lenna Rodriguez, Courtney Anderson, Micah Simpson, and Ryan Mendoza; Cadet Mendoza was unable to attend the ceremony.

Sep 14, 14/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

Fayetteville State University Commissioning

by Bill Dadek

A commissioning ceremony for US Air Force Second Lieutenants Jasalynn Nesbitt and Jeremy Lowery was held on August 28, 2014 at Fayetteville State University.

LtCol Gladnigo, Professor of Aerospace Studies (PAS), conducted the ceremony assisted by Major DeFazio, Operations Flight Commander, and Captain Lascek, Assistant PAS. Family and friends were present for the ceremony.

Chapter Vice President LTC (Ret) Bill Dadek presented each of the new lieutenants with a set of Gold Bars and free 1-year membership in MOAA.

Aug 29, 14/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

JUNIOR ROTC SUPPORT

10 June 2014

Chapter President Chavez presents a $750 check to Cadet LCDR Victoria Stanton of the Naval Junior ROTC unit at Cape Fear High School, as a contribution from the Cape Fear Chapter to help the unit defray its overall transportation expenses to this summer’s drill camp and naval orientation at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia. Cadet Stanton the newly appointed unit commander for school year 2014-2015 accepted the contribution for her unit.

A letter of thanks from CAPT Andrew Karakos, USN Retired is at download below.

Jun 21, 14/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

JUNIOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Armed Forces Day - 17 May 2014

Junior ROTC Cadet Cody McWherter of the Navy JROTC unit at Cape Fear High School was presented a $1,000.00 college scholarship as part of the 65th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day celebration activities at Fayetteville's Veterans Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cadet McWherter’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Keith McWherter of Fayetteville were on hand for the ceremony.

The event, sponsored by the Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Club, paid tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces, past (veterans), present (active duty), and future (ROTC). Cadet McWherter, a model high school student and ROTC cadet, is an example of the quality young men and women aspiring to be our future military leaders.

Cadet McWherter, a graduating senior at Cape Fear High School this summer,will begin his college education experience at UNC Chapel Hill this fall and will be enrolled in the university’s Air Force ROTC Program.

The scholarship was presented on behalf of the Cape Fear Chapter by Chapter President Juan Chavez.

May 17, 14/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/

JUNIOR ROTC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Fairmont High School

The senior awards ceremony 2014 for Fairmont High School was held at the school on 20 May. During the awards for the JROTC seniors LTC (Ret) Bill Dadek, presented to Cadet Captain Sequita McAllister a certificate for her selection to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship from the Cape Fear Chapter for the school year 2014-2015. The event was attended by families and school staff.

Jun 3, 14/ CFMOAA/ ROTC Scholarships and Awards/