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JROTC Leadership Camp

The Georgia Military College JROTC Department held a Leadership Camp for selected cadets from June 26 – 28, 2007. The camp included rappelling, the leadership reaction course, and water safety and survival.

“The purpose of this camp is to enhance the self-confidence and teamwork of these cadets, some of whom will be our key leaders in the coming year,” said COL Robert Owens, GMC JROTC Senior Army Instructor. According to COL Owens, rappelling is designed to give cadets self-confidence and allow them to overcome one of their most natural fears, the fear of heights. The leadership reaction course presents the cadets with some seemingly impossible tasks which they are required to solve as teams of 4-6 persons.

All cadets who participated in the camp will receive a ribbon and tab to wear on their uniforms next year.

Pictured: 1) Jimmy Huff, Cody Bounds and Amy Patel were chosen as the top three most outstanding cadets during the Leadership Camp; 2) Zach Seagraves comes down the rappel tower; 3) Ashley Holmes and John Austin Vance scale an obstacle on the leadership reaction course; 4) Nick Harper and Gillian Reid go through an obstacle on the leadership reaction course; 5) MAJ Tom Hall gives instruction on how to make a floatation device out of an article of clothing; and 6) Ashley Holmes, Macy Knowles and Cody Bounds negotiate an obstacle on the leadership reaction course.