Special Presentation JROTC Drill Team Cadet CPT Kenita Ward Recognition of Veterans Cadet Major Rahjauney Hunter Special Military Reading Mr. David Richardson Armed Forces Contribution to our Nation Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy Introduction of Speaker Cadet LTC Larry Davis (BN CDR) Guest speaker COL Bennie Terrell (Chief of Staff, 412 th Engr. Command) (Director, Dept of Employment Svcs V’burg) Special Presentation Cadet MAJ Kayla Drake Closing Remarks Tex Red Jr. (Principal)
Veterans Day Promo 2009
November 11, 2009
The Jackson Public Schools’ JROTC Program will host special events to honor area veterans in the Jackson Community.
The guest speaker will be Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Michele Jones. CSM (Retired) Jones served as the 9th CSM of the Army Reserve from October 2002 through August 2006. She retired on March I, 2007 after 25 years of service. She distinguished herself as being the first woman selected as class president at the United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class 48), the first woman to serve as a division CSM, and culminating as the first woman to serve as the CSM of any of the Army's Components, Active or Reserve. Prior to her retirement, she held the highest Noncommissioned Officer position of any woman in The Army. As the CSM of the Army Reserve, she served as the Chief of the Army Reserve advisor on all enlisted soldier matters. She represented the Army Reserve enlisted soldier at all levels within The Army, Department of Defense, Congressional and in the media. She served on multiple councils, boards and testified before Congressional Committees and Subcommittees that made decisions, recommendations and legislative changes affecting soldiers and their families. Additionally, this year’s program is entitled “Angels in Disguise” directed by Ms. Jamie Allen, the founder of Richard Allen School of Performing Arts (RASoPA), C/LTC Ambria McD. and C/MAJ Donnebra B; the program cover was designed by C/MAJ JaMichael C. Monday, November 9, 2009 10:00 a.m. Murrah High School Auditorium Veterans Day Program November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 10 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Provine & Wingfield High Schools Provine High School Auditorium 2400 Robinson Street Guest speaker for the program is Lieutenant Colonel Aundra Moore, Professor of Aerospace Science, Detachment 006 at Jackson State University. Area Veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a presentation by the Provine JROTC Drill Team. If planning to attend call (601) 960-5402 A Salute to our Veterans
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:30 a.m. Bailey Magnet High School 1900 North State Street Guest speaker is Command Sergeant Major Maurice A. Thorpe, Senior Enlisted Advisor of Eastern Sector, United States Military Entrance Processing Command. Command Sergeant Major Thorpe joined the U.S. Army in September 1986. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Bliss, Texas, and served as an Operations and Intelligence Specialist for Air Defense. He has served numerous assignments and has held various leadership positions. He is a graduate of Class 56 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Chicago Recruiting Battalion. He completed all required military schooling at the top of his class to include the U.S. Army Command Sergeants Major Course, First Sergeants Course, Guidance Counselor Course, and the Army Leadership Awareness Training Course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. He graduated from Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course and the USAREC Station Commander’s Course. He has completed the Army Battle Staff Course, and earned his Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Organizational Leadership from Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:30 A.M. Callaway High School Auditorium 601 Beasley Road Jackson, Mississippi 39206 Guest Speaker for the program is Colonel (Retired) Martha A. McRavin-Oliver. She is a graduate of Temple High School, Vicksburg, MS. She received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University, a Master Degree in Public Policy from Jackson State University, a Master Degree in Community and Agency Counseling from Mississippi College and a specialist degree in Guidance and Counseling from Jackson State University. She is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at Jackson State University, which she plans to complete in 2011. She currently serves as Senior Army Instructor at Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, MS.
Wednesday November 11, 2009 10:00 a.m. Forest Hill High School 2607 Raymond Road Highlights of this year’s program includes an Award and Recognition Ceremony, patriotic songs by the High School Choir and JROTC, patriotic poem and “Taps” played by the High School band. Lieutenant Justin Green will be the Guest Speaker. LT Green is a member of the Mississippi National Guard. He is currently a Lead Teacher at Siwell Middle School. Local veterans, parents, first responders, community organizations, alumni, as well as the general public are invited.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:00 a.m. Jim Hill High School 2185 Fortune Street Guest speaker for the occasion is LTC Wilton C. Jackson, a native of McComb, MS. He earned a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Jackson States University. He is currently assigned as the Commander of the 3 rd Battalion 349 th (IN) Logistical Support Battalion at Camp Shelby, MS. Highlights of the special program include music from Jim Hill’s outstanding band and patriotic selections from the school’s renowned choir.
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Lanier High School 833 W. Maple Street, Jackson, MS Lanier HS Auditorium “ Honoring Those Who Serve” Veterans, parents, alumni and the media are invited to attend. For more information contact Lanier High School at 601-960-6369 /5441 VETERANS DAY PROGRAM
“ These events are an annual expression of our sincere appreciation to the veterans of our community, and other first responders to local, as well as national crisis. The JPS JROTC Program also salutes its many graduates, who comprise our long gray line of military excellence, and the faculty to which we owe so much for their many sacrifices and for the long tradition of service to our country.” Lieutenant Colonel Earnest Dixon, former Senior Army Instructor for Forest Hill JROTC Department Why is the JPS JROTC Program Celebrating Veterans Day?
“ We want YOU to attend a Veterans Day Celebration near you!” Monday, November 9 10:00 am, Murrah High School
“ We want YOU to attend a Veterans Day Celebration near you!” Tuesday, November 10 9:30 am, Provine & Wingfield High Schools @ Provine High School Auditorium
“ We want YOU to attend a Veterans Day Celebration near you!” Wednesday, November 11 9:30 am, Bailey Magnet High School 9:30 am, Callaway High School 10:00 am, Forest Hill High School 10:00 am, Jim Hill High School
“ We want YOU to attend a Veterans Day Celebration near you!” Friday, November 13 9:00 am, Lanier High School