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Tinian High School Stallion Battalion has Assumption of Command Ceremony

Detachment at parade rest, lead by C/1LT Keyla Flores (From left to right: C/SGT Kiran Shrestha, C/SGT Cielo Long, C/SFC Angel Lagunay, C/2LT Dea Patio, C/SGT Isa Long, C/1LT Charlene Danganan, C/SSG Tasi Long, and C/SSG Joshua Masga)
Detachment at parade rest, lead by C/1LT Keyla Flores (From left to right: C/SGT Kiran Shrestha, C/SGT Cielo Long, C/SFC Angel Lagunay, C/2LT Dea Patio, C/SGT Isa Long, C/1LT Charlene Danganan, C/SSG Tasi Long, and C/SSG Joshua Masga)
Photo Credit: C/1LT Dea Patio
  • Posted on Oct 3rd, 2019
  • Story by: C/1LT Dea Patio
  • 8th Brigade

SAN JOSE, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS -- For a fresh start of the school year 2019-2020, the Tinian Jr./Sr. High School’s JROTC Stallion Battalion had newly appointed leaders that will lead their companies with honor and dignity. The Color Guard team made up of Cadet Pvt. Chad Acollador, Cadet Pvt. First Class Chit Acollador, Cadet Pv1. Wade Santos, Cadet Pvt. Gio Vergara, and Cadet Pvt. Fyema Pelaez, was commanded Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Julia Biton. On the completion of the national anthem and CNMI hymn, the Battalion Executive Officer Cadet First Lt. Keyla Flores, marched the detachment towards the area they were to be promoted. Assisting in the promotion was the Senior Army Instructor Captain Joseph Santos along with the Cadet’s parent.

Each Cadet was promoted to the rank assigned and indicated as follows:

  • Cadet Captain Flores, Keyla
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Shrestha, Kiran
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Cielo Long
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Angel Lagunay
  • Cadet 1st Lieutenant Dea Patio
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Isa Long
  • Cadet Captain Charlene Danganan
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Tasi Long
  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Masga

Shortly after each Cadet was promoted, a picture of him/her with his/her parent was taken. The detachment, excluding the newly promoted Company Commanders, was then marched out by the Battalion Executive Officer. Once the staff returned to their company, Headquarters Company, the Assumption of Command Ceremony commenced. The Cadet First Sgt. passed the guide-on to the reviewing officer, who then handed the guide-on and all they represented to the new commander. Thusly, the new commander returned the guide-on to the Cadet First Sgt. who then passed the guide-on to the Guide-on Bearer--an enlisted Cadet that holds the responsibility of bearing the flag that represents so much to his/her fellow Cadets.

The Battalion Commander Cadet Lt. Col. Anne Sanchez instructed the Company Commanders to take charge of their units. The ceremony ended with each company sounding off with their company motto. The Stallion Battalion gives a warm appreciation to the parents and everyone else that came to watch the Assumption of Command ceremony. We are all looking forward to a special school year and the many JROTC events to come. H O O A H !


Additional Images
Color Guard team commanded by C/CSM Julia Biton -- from left to right: C/PVT Chad Acollador, CPFC Chit Acollador, C/PV1 Wade Santos, C/PVT Gio Vergara, and C/PVT Fyema Pelaez
Color Guard team commanded by C/CSM Julia Biton -- from left to right: C/PVT Chad Acollador, CPFC Chit Acollador, C/PV1 Wade Santos, C/PVT Gio Vergara, and C/PVT Fyema Pelaez
Battalion Executive Officer C/1LT Keyla Flores being promoted
Battalion Executive Officer C/1LT Keyla Flores being promoted
C/CPT Keyla Flores with her mother Pamela Borja
C/CPT Keyla Flores with her mother Pamela Borja
(S2) Security Officer C/SGT Kiran Shrestha being promoted
(S2) Security Officer C/SGT Kiran Shrestha being promoted
C/2LT Kiran Shrestha with his mother Renei Shrestha
C/2LT Kiran Shrestha with his mother Renei Shrestha
(S3) Operations and Training Officer C/SGT Cielo Long being promoted
(S3) Operations and Training Officer C/SGT Cielo Long being promoted
C/2LT Cielo Long with her mother Arley Long
(C/2LT Cielo Long with her mother Arley Long
(S4) Logistics Officer C/SSG Angel Lagunay being promoted
(S4) Logistics Officer C/SSG Angel Lagunay being promoted
C/2LT Angel Lagunay with her father Ruel Lagunay
C/2LT Angel Lagunay with her father Ruel Lagunay
(S5) Public Affairs Officer C/2LT Dea Patio being promoted
(S5) Public Affairs Officer C/2LT Dea Patio being promoted
C/1LT Dea Patio with her mother Mariana Patio
C/1LT Dea Patio with her mother Mariana Patio
(S6) Special Projects Officer C/SGT Isa Long being promoted
(S6) Special Projects Officer C/SGT Isa Long being promoted
C/2LT Isa Long with her mother Arley Long
C/2LT Isa Long with her mother Arley Long
Headquarters Company Commander C/1LT Charlene Danganan being promoted
Headquarters Company Commander C/1LT Charlene Danganan being promoted
C/CPT Charlene Danganan with her mother Mercy Danganan
C/CPT Charlene Danganan with her mother Mercy Danganan
Alpha Company Commander C/SSG Tasi Long being promoted
Alpha Company Commander C/SSG Tasi Long being promoted
C/2LT Tasi Long with his mother Arley Long
C/2LT Tasi Long with his mother Arley Long
Bravo Company Commander C/SSG Joshua Masga being promoted
Bravo Company Commander C/SSG Joshua Masga being promoted
C/2LT Joshua Masga with Senior Army Instructor Captain Joseph Santos and Army Instructor 1SG Jose King
C/2LT Joshua Masga with Senior Army Instructor Captain Joseph Santos and Army Instructor 1SG Jose King
Reviewing officer, First Sgt. Jose King, passing the guide-on to the new Alpha company commander, C/2LT Tasi Long
Reviewing officer, First Sgt. Jose King, passing the guide-on to the new Alpha company commander, C/2LT Tasi Long
Reviewing officer, Battalion Commander C/LTC Anne Sanchez, passing the guide-on to the new Bravo company commander, C/2LT Joshua Masga
Reviewing officer, Battalion Commander C/LTC Anne Sanchez, passing the guide-on to the new Bravo company commander, C/2LT Joshua Masga