SPARTA,TN -- On the date of september 26, 2020 Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Rhett Robinson of the White county Highschool JROTC Warrior Battalion shot in the 4-H National qualifier. This match would determine who represents the State of Tennessee to the national 4-H shooting sports jamboree. Cade Robinson was one of the 4 selected for the State of Tennessee and will shoot in Nebraska against shooters from all 50 states.
Without this program there is no way I could have achieved such an accomplishment. This program has taught me not to quit and to push through when things get difficult. After entering the program I started to understand that Difficulty is not an obstacle to shy away from but one to be sought out and completed if one wishes to improve themselves. After applying this to my life I decided to always try my hardest in everything I do and always pursue excellence. In an attempt to achieve this I joined our schools Drill, Exhibition, Marksmanship and JLAB teams. Participating on these teams have given me many opportunities to gain confidence and discipline providing hands on experience not found in any other High School organization.
I am also very Grateful for those who have helped me throughout my highschool Journey. One of these People is Major Thomas Mcintyre, Major Mcintyre is the SAI of the Battalion I'm a part of as well as the Battalions marksmanship coach. Though his instruction my marksmanship abilities have vastly improved as well as my critical thinking skills. Sergeant Major Tim west the AI has also been instrumental in my personal growth during my freshman year he assigned me as platoon sergeant for Charlie Company 3rd platoon. This was the first time I have ever really been placed in charge of anything. This show of confidence in my abilities gave me the motivation to strive for excellence and make it to where I am now as Battalion Commander. My mother and father have also helped in my development my Father Denny Wayne Robinson, a U.S. Army veteran and current public official have taught me alot about leadership and government that has always helped me while leading.
One of the most important skills JROTC has taught me is how to properly set goals. While I was in middle school I had no idea of what I wanted to do with my life other than be in the military. Now that I know how to properly set goals and plan I know that I want to be an officer in the U.S. Army. I would like to achieve this goal by attending West point, North Georgia, Norwich or the citadel. In order to secure this goal I am currently applying for these schools as well as the National ROTC scholarship without JROTC I would not have known about any of these opportunities and I will always be grateful for that.