Military Science Information

 

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The battalion commander is in charge of the entire Viking Battalion, and every cadet enrolled in the JROTC program.

The deputy commander assists the battalion commander, and all other members of the staff as needed. He also helps organize special events that the JROTC program participates in, which includes color guards and courtesy patrols.

The executive officer works directly with the battalion staff and makes sure everything is getting done. He then reports back to our battalion commander with their progress.

The S1 is also known as the adjutant. The adjutant's job is to make sure that all of our cadet records are up to date in JUMS (Junior Unit Management System). His job is very important considering that whether cadets get promoted and or recieve awards depending on wether he is doing his job.

The S2 is our security officer. It is his job to keep track of all sensitive items in our program by serial number. This ensures that we do not lose any property that is important to our program or that belongs to the government or school.

The S3 is our training officer. The training officer makes individual training schedules for every class, based off of the master training schedule. This ensures that the cadets will stay on track through the school year in their curriculum.

The three S4s are our supply officers. They keep track of everything in our supply room and make sure it stays in order. They also in charge of the maintenence, issuing, and organization of the uniforms.

The S5 is our public affairs officer. The public affairs officer is in charge of updating the JROTC website and scrapbook. She is also in charge of making sure that the school and community know what is going on in our program.


 


The Biathlon is an annual marksmanship event hosted at North High School for all OPS high schools. To compete in the OPS Biathlon, the student must be a student involved in the JROTC program or participating in online JROTC Distance Learning, and enrolled in the Intermediate or Advanced Marksmanship class.

The biathlon competition consists of the following:

     Run two laps on the track (1/5 mile)

     Walk quickly to the rifle range, assume the prone position and fire five times.

     Go back to the track and run five laps (1/2 mile)

     Return to the range and fire five times from the standing position.

     Return to the track and run three laps (3/10 mile)

     Return to the range and fire five times from the prone position.

 

 


Every year, we train a color guard team to compete. Practices take place in the old gym in the mornings. Our color guard also participates in North's athletic events and parades. Last year, on February 17 the varsity color guard took 3rd place and our junior varsity took 2nd place at the OPS Color Guard Competition.

 

 

The Viking battalion trains three drill teams every year: a varsity, junior varsity, and female team. Our drill teams participate in a number of competitions, including one at UNO, every year. Last school year, on March 3, 2012 our varsity drill team took second place and our JV freshman drill team took second place. The female drill team took third place. Our rifle team took second place in the competition.

 

 

Army Instructor Fouquet demonstrates proper handling technique while familiarizing cadets on dummy rifles for drill exhibitions

 

 


CSM Lance Fouquet shows proper flag handling technique during practice in the Viking Center to Cadets Austin R., John B., Val G., and Andrew S.

Volunteer freshmen drill team members are shown correct foot spacing by CSM Lance Fouquet in the Old Gym.
Drill Team Leader Cadet Eli Babbitt practices giving commands to the JV team.

 

Physical Training

 

Learning how to stand in a formation reinforces attention to detail and is important in JROTC. Freshmen (L-R) C. Vang, J.Solano, E. Saunsoci, and B. Sieborg learn proper formation spacing.

Army Instructor Lance Fouquet explains the right way to start a formation for exercise.

It's not all drill and ceremony in JROTC. Freshmen cadets are given a chance to compete and exercise at the same time in a game of soccer in the gym. 

 

 

 


Every year, the beginning marksmanship classes are trained to shoot air rifles. The following year, cadets are then advanced to an intermediate class. There they learn how to shoot air pistols and become our junior varsity pistol and rifle team. The next year, the same cadets are then moved on to the advanced marksmanship class where they become our varsity team.

 

 

Cadet Command Sergeant Major T Peterson and Cadet Second Lieutenant I. Horton help Cadet Second Lieutenant J. Rivardo get his uniform ready for inspection.


At the beginning of every new school year uniforms are fitted and issued. Freshman Ray Stokes is checked by Army Instructor Lance Fouquet for his jacket size.

 

 

Freshman Jonas Patlan is fitted for shoes by Senior Cadets Dustin Acker and Jeremy Rivardo

Army Instructor Lance Fouquet with Seniors Dustin Acker and Jeremy Rivardo help Preston Wehrer and Ray Stokes with shoe and shirt sizes

Cadet Battalion Commander Major D. Acker (center) helps cadets with proper uniform wear and how to prepare a tie. 

 

 

 

 

 


 Every year the Viking Battalion is inspected by the Nebraska National Guard. Before the inspection can happen the current senior class is trained on the computer software that keeps track of uniforms and training. Here Army Instructor Fouquet navigates the JROTC JUMS database to teach (L-R) Senior Cadets T. Runge and I. Horton how to enter and save data.  

Major Dick Jones, Chief Inspector for the annual JROTC inspection, listens to Cadets Xiong, Horton and Acker explain the Viking Battalion advertisement displays used at feeder middle schools. The displays and brochures help students decide if they would like to join JROTC when they graduate to high school.
During the JROTC annual inspection, North High Principal Mr. Gene Haynes listens to JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander Dustin A. as he introduces his staff.


To prepare cadets for the annual inspection, CSM Lance Fouquet trains Cadets Trent R. and Izaac H. on a JROTC database system.

Platoon leader Val Gallegos-Tomayo has 9th grade cadets fall into formation. L-R in in line, Cadets Noah M., Ray S., Caleb C., Destinee J and Justin D.

Color Guard members uncase the flags during an annual inspection graded demonstration. Cadets L-R, Taylor P., Troy F., Dustin A., Chris T., Andrew S.

 


Major Dick Jones, Chief Inspector for the annual JROTC inspection, listens to Cadets Xiong, Horton and Acker explain the Viking Battalion advertisement displays used at feeder middle schools. The displays and brochures help students decide if they would like to join JROTC when they graduate to high school.
During the JROTC annual inspection, North High Principal Mr. Gene Haynes listens to JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander Dustin A. as he introduces his staff.


To prepare cadets for the annual inspection, CSM Lance Fouquet trains Cadets Trent R. and Izaac H. on a JROTC database system.

Platoon leader Val Gallegos-Tomayo has 9th grade cadets fall into formation. L-R in in line, Cadets Noah M., Ray S., Caleb C., Destinee J and Justin D.

Color Guard members uncase the flags during an annual inspection graded demonstration. Cadets L-R, Taylor P., Troy F., Dustin A., Chris T., Andrew S.

CSM Lance Fouquet shows proper flag handling technique during practice in the Viking Center to Cadets Austin R., John B., Val G., and Andrew S.

Volunteer freshmen drill team members are shown correct foot spacing by CSM Lance Fouquet in the Old Gym.
Drill Team Leader Cadet Eli Babbitt practices giving...


Freshmen Cadets promoted during the December 2013 promotion board. L-R Cadets Jess H., Jasmin S., Terrill G., Eli B., Mike R., Tyler M., Branden S., Jade F.



Cadet Trevor N. is questioned by the December 2013 Cadet Promotion Board.

Cadet Jess H. is promoted by Cadet Major Dustin A. after she successfully completed the December promotion board questioning and uniform inspection.