Judgement Day

05/26/2020  |  By: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Reilly 1st Battalion, 398th Regiment - Operations NCO

A rite of passage for Junior Reserve Officer Training is drill competition. For the JROTC drill meet in Shelby County, Tenn., that competition includes being judged by the toughest of critics, US Army Reserve Drill Sergeants.

For over five years, Drill Sergeants, Drill Sergeant candidates and Soldiers from F Co., 1st Battalion, 398th Regiment, 2nd Brigade have supported Shelby County, TN schools in their annual JROTC drill meet.

This year, the drill meet was elevated to an invitational with 21 high schools attending and over 450 Cadets participating in the formal drill competition. F Co., Drill Sergeants. and Soldiers judged three out of four categories: armed regular/exhibition, unarmed regular/exhibition, color guard and then wrapping it up with the knock out competition.

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