Cadets learn leadership at summer course

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Cadet Cameron Taylor, above, was one of six Lakeview AFJROTC cadets that recently completed a 16-station obstacle course, an eight-station orienteering course, a six-station ROPES course, a rappelling tower and an archery competition as part of the Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Course held June 10-16 at Grambling State University. The six-day, in-residence course, allowed each cadet to develop their potential as an effective leader and team member.

Submitted by Maj. Bobby Kellogg

Lakeview graduates of the AFJROTC Cadet Leadership Course include, from left Cadets James Earp, III, Tierra Stacks, Destinee Britt, Olivia Litton, Ke’Aira Thomas and Cameron Taylor.

The Lakeview High School Air Force Jr. ROTC cadet group graduated 6 junior cadets from the AFJROTC Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) Grambling State University June 10-16. This CLC was hosted by the Bossier Parish School Board, with supervision and instruction by Air Force Jr ROTC instructors from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The six-day, in-residence course, allowed each cadet to develop their potential as an effective leader and team member.

Lakeview Cadets James Earp III, Tierra Stacks, Destinee Britt, Olivia Litton, Ke’Aira Thomas, and Cameron Taylor received 72 hours of aerospace science instruction and 30 hours of military leadership training.

Cadet Tierra Stacks was one of six Lakeview AFJROTC cadets that completed a 16-station obstacle course, an eight-station orienteering course, a six-station ROPES course, a rappelling tower, and an archery competition.
Cadet Olivia Litton, Lakeview High School Air Force JROTC Cadet, successfully completed a 16-station obstacle course as part of the Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Course June 10-16.

Academic seminars included goal setting, orienteering, cyber-security, and team building exercises. In addition to the academic instruction, the cadets also competed in drill competitions, physical fitness, flight challenges, a water survival practical exercise, the Camp Minden obstacle course, rappelling, archery, a ropes course, and an orienteering competition.

The cadets also participated in a daylong career day and open house at Barksdale Air Force Base. The course included over 190 cadets from 25 high schools, representing 5 states. The course concluded with a formal parade and graduation/awards ceremony.