Chamber Committee Presents JROTC Cadet Leadership Awards

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DOTHAN, AL - During its regular monthly meeting, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee honored five local area high school JROTC cadets for their outstanding leadership and performance during the current 2012-2013 school year.

The committee annually dedicates its April meeting to honoring the cadets and their commanders in order to show its appreciation and support of the local JROTC programs.

Col. Tom Boyle (AUS Ret.), Military Affairs Committee chairman, presented the Cadet of the Year Leadership awards to:

1. Cadet Lt. Col. Tamara Simmons
Carroll High School Army JROTC
Commander: Chief Len Stanford

2. Cadet Capt. Sagar Patel
Daleville High School Army JROTC
Commander: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joe Guthrie accepting on
behalf of Lt. Col. Christopher Miller

3. Cadet Battalion Cmdr. Logan Blake
Dothan High School Army JROTC
Commander: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Irvine

4. Cadet Lt. Col. Terrell Joiner
Northview High School Marine JROTC
Commander: Sgt. Maj. Ron Roland accepting on behalf of
Maj. Danny Odom

5. Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Maureen Donlon
Rehobeth High School Navy JROTC
Commander: Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Treude accepting on behalf
of Senior Chief Petty Officer Rodney Dickerson

"The Military Affairs Committee is proud to have the opportunity to honor these outstanding students and their commanders," says Boyle. Our committee looks forward to recognizing these cadets each year and this is just one avenue this committee takes to meet our goal of enhancing the positive interaction between the Dothan area community, Fort Rucker and the area's military command and personnel."

During the presentations, several of the cadets and their commanders expressed how grateful they were to the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Military Affairs Committee for this special recognition and that currently, the Dothan Area Chamber is the only area chamber that holds such an activity in their honor.

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