TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NNS) — Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) recently hosted its annual “Rattler Challenge”, a Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Drill Meet competition for hundreds of high school students, Feb. 22.
The annual event provided the FAMU and Florida State University (FSU) midshipmen an opportunity to give back to the community for both the university and its Naval ROTC program.
More than 350 students from 16 high schools within two
NJROTC regions from Florida and Georgia participated in events such as close order drill, uniform inspections, and physical competitions, according to retired Navy Cmdr. Dirk Hebert, NJROTC Area 7 Manager and event coordinator.
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