Cadet Command PAO
Fort Knox High School and the three Hardin County high schools will be among the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps teams from 64 schools in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee who will gather in Hardin County Saturday and Sunday for the 7th Brigade Army JROTC Drill, Marksmanship and Academic Championships.
The teams will compete in basic and exhibition drill competition; three categories of air rifle marksmanship competition; and academic competitions consisting of knowledge of the JROTC curriculum and map reading.
The marksmanship competition will be held at John Hardin High School; the academic competition will be conducted at North Hardin High School; and the drill competitions will be conducted at North Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School.
U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox Commander, Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, will be attending the competition and available for media interviews Saturday, between 10 and 11 a.m. at John Hardin High School.
In addition the meet will feature performances by two members of the U.S. Army Drill Team (The Old Guard), and by Eastern Kentucky University’s three-time world champion Pershing Rifle Drill Team, at noon and 6:45 p.m. Saturday, in the main gym at North Hardin High School.
Two members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will provide air rifle marksmanship clinics at John Hardin High School Saturday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Army will have its Adventure Van in front of North Hardin High School during the weekend; there will be World War II re-enactors on scene, and the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team will have a representative on hand.
Event is free and open to the public.