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GMC Prep cadets take part in JROTC camp at Fort Gordon

GMC Prep cadets take part in JROTC camp at Fort Gordon

(Fort Gordon) – Nearly 30 Georgia Military College Prep cadets had the opportunity to demonstrate their military prowess and improve their leadership skills last week, taking part in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Course at Fort Gordon.

The week-long camp has been a staple in GMC Prep’s military program for more than a decade. Cadets identified as potential leaders in the high school battalion attend the camp “to enhance [their] leadership skills,” said Maj. Tom Hall, GMC Prep JROTC instructor.

“We have been taking cadets to the camp for more than 10 years,” said Hall. “Virtually all of the kids said it is a positive experience, and they are all glad they went.”

The cadets participated in a host of exercises aimed at cultivating teamwork and togetherness.

“The cadets did rappelling, first aid, constructed a one rope bridge, learned water survival, did the obstacle course and leadership reaction course and performed land navigation,” said Hall. “The two biggest things were the importance of teamwork and the ability to think and react in stressful situations.”

Submitted by Ross Couch