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Posted April 14, 2015

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AHS JROTC Wins National Drill Competition

The Unarmed Drill Team took first at the Army National Drill Competition.

On Saturday, April 11, at the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky, the Albuquerque High School JROTC Unarmed Drill Team, commanded by Alyssa Martinez, took first place at the Army National Drill Competition.

This competition featured the best four teams from each of the Army's eight ROTC Brigades from all over the nation. 

Each of the teams competed in four events: 

  • Regulation Drill
  • Exhibition Drill
  • Inspection
  • Color Guard.

The AHS JROTC instructor is LTC (Ret) Gary Gomez.

The 13 Unarmed Drill Team members are: 

  • Alyssa Martinez (Commander)
  • Julissa Duran (1st Squad Leader)
  • Alicia Vigil (2nd Squad Leader)
  • Nizhoni Church (3rd Squad Leader)
  • Danicca Candelaria
  • Thomas Jeff
  • Deezbah Church
  • Emma Jean Damon
  • Natalie Barbara
  • Joselyn Bustillos
  • Jennifer Hernandez
  • Adryan Calavazia
  • Brianna Saucedo.