Local JROTC students put to the test with leadership challenge

(WTGS/ Caitlyn Penter)

Over 200 high school Army JROTC cadets from 16 local schools and 40 instructors are at Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield this week.

They are participating in the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). It is a week-long summer camp with different activities aimed at challenging campers with unfamiliar situations.

Some of the activities include land navigation, rock wall negotiation and rappelling.

At the end of the camp, instructors hope that the campers will gain valuable skills like leadership and confidence.

“Many of them are leaders within their high schools. Just from the experiences they get out here for a week of training," said Lieutenant Colonel Michael Busteed, senior Army instructor at Windsor Forest High School.

The JCLC summer camp lasts from June 11-14.

The Army's 6th ROTC Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command is leading the camp.

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