Two camps were recently completed through Wentworth Military Academy and College. The 5th year of the Junior Cadet Leadership Camps were held at the 134-year-old campus in Lexington.
The two camps brought 474 cadets and 93 chaperones and instructors to the Wentworth campus and the community of Lexington.
This year the United States Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, in cooperation with the City of Lexington and both City and State Parks Departments completed their 5-day camp, which was immediately followed by the United States Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC camp.
The U.S. Army JROTC JCLC consisted of 59 “Cadre” which are the instructors and chaperones. These Cadre members were responsible for training 331 high school graduates from all over Missouri and neighboring states. The U.S. Marines and Air Force JROTC JCLC consisted of 34 Cadre members who trained 143 cadets.
The cadets stayed very busy during their stay as they were trained in a variety of areas including drown proofing, water survival, boating operations, land navigation, rappelling, rope skills, community service, leadership training, and first aid. Major Ed Fiora and First Sargent Tim Dougherty, who both teach JROTC at Wentworth, are responsible for all planning and coordination of the JCLC Program.
For more information about Wentworth Military Academy and College or the JROTC JCLC programs contact the Public Relations Office at (660) 259-2221.