Yellow Jacket Battalion holds promotions

By: By Cadet 1st Lt. Sarah McGee
Courtesy photo Cadet Private 1st Class Xavier Nelson and Cadet 1st Sgt. Bobby Bedore
Courtesy photo Cadet Cpl. Deanta Spencer
Courtesy photo Cadet Staff Sgt. Dillon Earls and Cadet Staff Sgt. Dimitri Dean
Courtesy photo Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Anna Lipsey, Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Bary Taylor, Cadet Pvt. April Shugart, Cadet Cpl. Latiza Gray, Cadet Staff Sgt. Blake Johnson and Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Randy Riddle

UNION COUNTY — The Union County JROTC Yellow Jacket Battalion held promotions for the second time of the 2015-2016 school year on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.

This promotion followed the issuance of the second quarter report cards and was the second opportunity for cadets to pin on rank. As always, each promotion-eligible cadet had to obtain the concurrence of each of his or her teachers to ensure that cadets are performing in every class, not just JROTC. Many parents and other family members attended and participated in the ceremonies.

The following cadets were promoted based on their academics, physical fitness, conduct, and leadership.

From Alpha Company: C/ PFC Xavier Nelson, C/ PFC Matthew Roberts, C/ PFC Destiny Fowler, C/ CPL Deanta Spencer, and C/ 1SG Bobby Bedore.

From Bravo Company: C/ PVT April Shugart, C/ PFC Daniel Revis, C/ PFC Anna Lipsey, C/ PFC Randy Riddle, C/ PFC Bary Taylor, C/ CPL Latiza Gray, C/ SSG Dillon Earls, C/ SSG Blake Johnson, and C/ SSG Dimitri Dean.

Courtesy photo Cadet Private 1st Class Xavier Nelson and Cadet 1st Sgt. Bobby Bedore
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Alpha-1.jpgCourtesy photo Cadet Private 1st Class Xavier Nelson and Cadet 1st Sgt. Bobby Bedore

Courtesy photo Cadet Cpl. Deanta Spencer
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Alpha-2.jpgCourtesy photo Cadet Cpl. Deanta Spencer

Courtesy photo Cadet Staff Sgt. Dillon Earls and Cadet Staff Sgt. Dimitri Dean
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bravo-1.jpgCourtesy photo Cadet Staff Sgt. Dillon Earls and Cadet Staff Sgt. Dimitri Dean

Courtesy photo Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Anna Lipsey, Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Bary Taylor, Cadet Pvt. April Shugart, Cadet Cpl. Latiza Gray, Cadet Staff Sgt. Blake Johnson and Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Randy Riddle
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_bravo-2.jpgCourtesy photo Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Anna Lipsey, Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Bary Taylor, Cadet Pvt. April Shugart, Cadet Cpl. Latiza Gray, Cadet Staff Sgt. Blake Johnson and Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Randy Riddle
Fourteen cadets promoted during ceremony

By Cadet 1st Lt. Sarah McGee