Cadet News

ROTC Cadet Shawn Felch Shares Success Story After High School and Army JROTC

ROTC Cadet Shawn Felch
ROTC Cadet Shawn Felch's Basic Training Photo
Photo Credit: CW2(R) Marion D. Jones
  • Posted on February 5th, 2021
  • Story by: CW2(R) Marion D. Jones
  • 6th Brigade
    Academic Excellence

STATESBORO, GA -- Shaun Felch, a graduate of Early County High School, was a member of the JROTC (Early County High School Bobcat Battalion) and a E3 (Private First Class) in the Georgia Army National Guard. Shaun attended basic training in between junior and senior years, where he was part of Alpha 1-50 company at Ft Benning, GA. While there he had the opportunity to serve as a squad leader for a time during training. He graduated from basic in August of 2019. After high school graduation Shaun left for AIT training at Ft Benning with Easy Company 1-19 as a 11C, expert in carbins. While there he also receive expert marksman. He graduated from AIT on 9/11/20. Shaun currently attends Georgia Southern University and is part of the ROTC program. He currently is maintaining a 3.33 GPA. He also received the National Guard Minuteman scholarship that will start his sophomore year.

STATESBORO, GA -- Shaun Felch, a graduate of Early County High School, was a member of the JROTC (Early County High School Bobcat Battalion) and a E3 (Private First Class) in the Georgia Army National Guard. Shaun attended basic training in between junior and senior years, where he was part of Alpha 1-50 company at Ft Benning, GA. While there he had the opportunity to serve as a squad leader for a time during training. He graduated from basic in August of 2019. After high school graduation Shaun left for AIT training at Ft Benning with Easy Company 1-19 as a 11C, expert in carbins. While there he also receive expert marksman. He graduated from AIT on 9/11/20. Shaun currently attends Georgia Southern University and is part of the ROTC program. He currently is maintaining a 3.33 GPA. He also received the National Guard Minuteman scholarship that will start his sophomore year.

When Shaun was asked why he joined the JROTC program he answered, I joined the JROTC program because it was a good opportunity to be a part of a group of people that had similar goals and striving for some of the same things. I also thought it was cool.

Some of the benefits from being in the program were, going into basic training and AIT with military knowledge so I didn't struggle as much as most people.

My experiences in JROTC, the National Guard and College have taught me that you can do what you want as long as you work for it and want it bad enough.

Dr. Richardson, (CTAE Director) and JROTC are so proud that their former students and bobcats are doing so well after graduation!!!