JROTC Cadets standing in uniform on a sidewalk

The American Legion Post 12 invited the Tyler High School Cadets to attend the Missing in Action (MIA) Prisoners of War (POW) remembrance on the square last Friday afternoon. 

Tyler HS JROTC Senior Instructor Corey Cato (First Sergeant, Retired) )was asked to give a brief speech about the history and meaning of Army JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) in addition to when it started at Tyler High School. Many were surprised to learn that Army JROTC has officially been at Tyler HS for almost 40 years. Cato also spoke about Cadet activities such as drill & ceremony competitions, physical fitness, and academic competitions. Color guard flag presentations and posts, service-learning projects, community service, and school support events. 

“My plans for our Cadets are endless and thankfully I have Sergeant First Class (Retired) Samuel Tinker to support and add to my good ideas and corral the not so good ones,” Cato said. “My number one plan is to start an Archery Team this year and to compete in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP).”

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