BEAVER, PA -- The Beaver Bobcats JROTC family and community are beaming with pride and enthusiasm as we congratulate the Battalion Commander, Cadet LTC Spencer Hagen on his enlistment into Pennsylvania Air National Guard! This is Spencer’s 4th year within the Battalion and he has been on the Drill and Color Guard Teams while managing an extensive course load and he is currently the Captain of both the Drill Team and Color Guard Team. Spencer continues to demonstrate the mental agility and leadership qualities which have guided this program through what has to be the most challenging period we’ve experienced in years. He will be serving in an Administration Career Management Field in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard while he answers his higher calling to pursue his post-secondary education goals serving God through youth ministry.
This story just gets better as we continue the congratulations and well wishes to the Battalion Executive Officer, Cadet MAJ Charles “C.J.” Oravitz on his recent enlistment into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard! C.J. is also in his 4th year with the program and has been on the Raider and Drill Teams during his time in the Battalion and is currently Captain of the Raider Team. It takes an extraordinary group of young leaders that are willing to continuously give of themselves to the community and local organizations without any expectation of reward, and that is the type of cadet that we have been so fortunate to have within our ranks. C.J. has been accepted and will be attending the University of Pittsburgh in the fall to study Criminal Justice after he completes his OSUT at Ft. Sill, OK as a Field Artillery Crewmember.
Spencer and C.J. are both looking forward to the challenges which await them as graduation fast approaches. All of the Cadets within our program make us extremely proud to be a part of such a close-knit family and the mark which these two young leaders have made upon the Cadets in our program and will continue to make upon those whom they encounter along their journey will be felt for years to come!