Inspector Commends Pottstown High ROTC
POTTSTOWN PA – Retired Chief Mst. Sgt. Richardson, regional director of 150 Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps units in eastern Pennsylvania, recently traveled from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery AL to inspect Pottstown High School’s JAFROTC Unit and offered high praise for its cadets, school district Director of Community Relations John J. Armato said.
In a just-released report, Richardson said “it is clear this unit has a well-functioning cadet staff from commander down to each flight, all members of the cadet staff are involved in how the daily operations of their corps operates. Cadets take the lead on uniform inspections, drill, and corps discipline.”
“Corps leaders,” he added, “are actively training their replacements to ensure continued success of the unit once they graduate.”
Richardson was also impressed by the unit’s “robust” community service program. Cadets have logged more than 1,000 hours of community service time. “It is apparent,” he observed, “that they are well-respected in their community and are often sought out to provide professional color guard and honor guard services. These cadets represent the Air Force and their school extremely well.”
Two cadets, Mst. Sgt. Zikia Paschall and Chief Mst. Sgt. Josh Stasik, were recognized with Top Performer awards during the inspection. The award recognizes a cadet’s achievements in leadership and job performance.
Paschall distinguished herself in her duties as unit logistics officer. She was commended for exhibiting “superb organizational skills” in outfitting more than 120 cadets with uniforms in a one-week deadline.
Stasik distinguished himself through leadership and volunteerism. In his 2-1/2 years with the unit, he has been recognized as a community service workhorse by amassing 239 volunteer hours. He is also an active member of the color guard and serves as the unit drill team commander.
Photos from Pottstown High School