On November 14th, NJROTC Area 07 Manager CDR Dirk P. Hebert, USN (Ret.) conducted his biennial inspection of our program.
This Navy requirement is exceptionally thorough, and the results are forwarded through the NJROTC Program Director in Pensacola directly to the Commander of the Naval Service Training Command, Admiral Michael Bernacchi, USN. The findings of the inspection are critical to our program’s status as the Navy’s Honor School and mandated Distinguished Unit as well as our program funding.
The areas reviewed in this inspection include School System Support, Program Administration, Academic Program, Reports and Records, Cadet Performance and Student Mentoring. Grades are assigned in each area along with a complete narrative of the findings.
Our cadets rose to the occasion and their total effort was well documented and praised throughout the entire report. “With cadets already possessing the academic tools required to succeed at the college level,” CDT Hebert’s report read, “the total person approach to young adult development provided by an outstanding cast of Naval Science Instructors – CDR Rick Schock, 1stSgt David Worthy and newly reported 1stSgt Mark Sanchez motivate students to excel beyond their natural gifts – evident during the best personnel inspection I’ve ever conducted at AFA.”
CDR Hebert went on to state, “this year’s pass-in-review was the best ever for this program in my 15 year history as Area Manager.”
The Office of the Commandant and the entire Naval Science Department would like to thank everyone at Farragut for their assistance in making this happen. Special thanks to Dr. McGlinn and all of the faculty for their flexibility and support, particularly, on the heels of a demanding and very successful Homecoming Weekend. CDR Grabowski, thank you for the help in so many areas and for being such a gracious and wonderful narrator. Teachers and staff, thank you for showing up for the pass-in-review and tolerating all of the schedule changes and student absences that arise from such an occasion. Mrs. Deitche, thank you for all of the incredible pictures! Thanks also to Mr. Collins for the sound system magic and to all of Matt Thibodeau’s staff for grooming the campus and making sure everything was in place. Thank you to Ms. Beverly for keeping us laughing, and working, when things got sticky. Finally, to all of our Administrators, especially Mrs. Koebel and Mrs. Stabile, thank you for accommodations too numerous to list.
Admiral Farragut Academy had the distinction of being the very last inspection conducted by CDR Hebert before he retires on December 1st. Through teamwork and hard work, it is safe to say he left feeling proud of Farragut and our cadets. If anyone would like to read the complete report CDR Schock will be happy to share it with you.
Well Done to all!