For the second time in the past three years, the William Floyd Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) has been selected as a “Distinguished Unit” for NJROTC Area 4, among the highest designations a unit can receive. William Floyd is one of only 17 Area 4 units receiving this honor for the 2016-17 school year. They were selected based on superior performance and outstanding achievement in academics, competitions, cadet involvement and community service during the school year.
“Competition is always extremely tight,” said Commander Jay Tweed, Senior Naval Science Instructor, William Floyd High School, noting how proud he is of the cadets. Commander Tweed added that this latest award brings the number of “streamers” to nine that the unit has earned over the past 11 years, including the two Distinguished Unit Awards (2015 and 2017) and seven Unit Achievement awards (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016).
Senior Chief Dwight Becherer, Naval Science Instructor, William Floyd High School, had the privilege of announcing this award to cadets in class, stating, “We have been recognized for having a great year,” he said, adding, “and it’s all because of you!”
There are 59 JROTC units in Area 4, which comprises the northeastern part of the United States – Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont – as well as units in Italy and Spain.