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JROTC's Cadet Shaye Haver - Leads the Way.

It's a long journey from an Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program to the U.S. Army Ranger School, but on August 21, 2015, 1st Lieutenant Shaye Haver completed that journey. 

1st Lieutenant Shaye Haver attended Copperas Cove High School from 2004 until 2008.  While there, she also participated in the Army JROTC program where she developed many of her leadership skills during each of her LET (Leadership Education and Training) levels.   Her consistent demonstration of leadership proficiency and teamwork played a major role in her being selected to serve as a Squad Leader, Platoon Sargent, Platoon Leader, and Company Commander during her freshman – junior years, and in her being selected as the Bulldog Battalion’s  Battalion Commander during her senior year.  Additionally, she also served as the Commander of the Female Color Guard, and as a member of the dynamic Raider Team.  1st Lieutenant Haver graduated from Copperas Cove High School and JROTC in 2008.

1st Lieutenant Haver’s outstanding performance as a student and JROTC Cadet significantly impacted her selection to attend the prestigious U.S. Military Academy at West Point where she continued to excel.  Then, following her graduation from West Point and commissioning as an Army officer, 1ST Lieutenant Haver became an Army helicopter pilot, flying the AH-64 Apache Helicopter. But on Friday August 21st , 2015,  1st Lieutenant Haver, along with Capt. Kristen Griest, made history as they became the first two women to graduate from the honored U.S. Army Ranger School where they earned the coveted Ranger Tab.

Photo: U.S. Army via Getty Images

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