MOBILE, AL -- One of the highlights in JROTC’s yearly training is the Annual Cadet Staff Ride sponsored by the Director of Army Instruction. Cadets from each of the 12 high schools in the district send member of their Cadet Staff to participate in this tremendous learning opportunity. This year students were required to study the famous “Battle of Fort Mims” which took place in August of 2013 and had a profound impact on our nation’s history and the tragic end to the Creek Indian Nation. Many things were happening as the nation began expanding westward. Alabama was not yet a State when the War of 1812 against the British took place. Concurrently, the Creek Indians were in the middle of a Civil War when the tribe split over whether or not to assimilate into the new world order or maintain traditional Native American culture. Cadets had to brief portions of events that took place during this key turning point in American history!