Members of the Texan Battalion stop to celebrate another big win.
Three years in the making, the 208 cadets of the Sam Rayburn Army JROTC Texan Battalion successfully completed the triennial Army Federal Inspection and retained the highest rating of Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) after an afternoon of intensive inspections on Thursday.
The Battalion scored 594 out of a possible 600, the highest score earned in the past ten years out of the eight states within the JROTC division.
"For three years we have been preparing for this inspection," said Cadet Colonel Esthephany Garza. "It feels great to have done so well and to finally be free of the pressure."
Five evaluators from 5th Brigade thoroughly inspected six cadet areas, including preparation and presentation of a 50-minute "State-of-the-Unit" information briefing, curriculum knowledge questions, demonstration of staff officer work, color guard performance, in-ranks uniform and grooming inspection and platoon-level precision marching.
Cadet Colonel Garza and Command Sergeant Major Brandon Branyan along with company commanders and first sergeants from the Battalion's five companies, are credited with the Battalion's unmatched inspection results.