Our unit at Oñate High School has distinguished
themselves in the area of the southwest. The Unarmed Drill Team is state
champions for the state of New Mexico. They also rank number four in the
nation. Our unit is an Honor Unit. In order to get honor unit, your unit
must first get inspected by an area manager. The area manager goes around
inspecting all of the units in the area. After inspection is completed
the results are sent to headquarters where in our case is in Pensacola,
Florida. After analyzing the scores a few units are then picked based on
community service projects, special teams, etc. Only ten percent of all
the units in the nation are chosen to honor units. Oñate High
School's J.R.O.T.C. is one of these honor units for the year 1996-1997.
One of our main groups to our unit is the
special teams. Special
teams are cadets that are enrolled in Naval Science and do everthing a
normal cadet would do, and then some. Special team cadets are required to
be above the normal cadets, and mediocrity is not allowed. Special team
members are required to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Their conduct must be at utmost highest of any cadet. They must also know
their military knowledge such as general orders to the sentry,
current events, past events, and any miscellaneous information. These
cadets are the few and majority of our unit.
Our unit also does what is called community service.
Community service, our cadets gather at a set destination. At the destination
muster, roll call, takes place. When everyone has arrived for the project
we either clean up the area or provide assistance to the business. Our
most recent community service was at dickerson's barn. We cleaned up what
was left of a halloween party.