Cadet News

Knights Battalion Cadet Earns Eagle Scout Rank through dedication, service

Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Alex Tate

Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Alex Tate
Photo Credit: Angela Sims

  • Posted on Dec 15th, 2021
  • Story by: Angela Sims
  • 5th Brigade
    Academic Excellence

In 1912,Arthur Eldred had the honor of being the first Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Since then, past and present-day generations continue to earn the coveted rank through tenacity, leadership and merit.

U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Alex Tate, a Platoon Sergeant and Color Guard Commander, with A Company of the Knights Battalion, Harker Heights High School in Harker Heights, Texas, earned the prestigious Eagle Scout rank in October upon successfully passing an Eagle Scout Board of Review.

Tate, who has been an active member of Boy Scouts of America since 2013, has held multiple staff and leadership positions to include patrol leader, scribe, quartermaster and assistant senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 287 in Killeen, Texas.

During his time as a Boy Scout, Tate has been awarded 29 merit badges, camped for more than 60 nights and dedicated more than 112 hours to serving the community.

Some of his community service included participating in canned food drives, presenting flags and wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and volunteering with the Killeen Police Department in Killeen, Texas.

Tate is slated to receive his Eagle Rank, medal and certificate in a formal Court of Honor Ceremony held by his unit in January of 2022.

Additional Images
Kneckerchief, Sash, Graduation Cords
Kneckerchief, Sash, Graduation Cords
Eagle Scout Project Photo, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Eagle Scout Project Photo, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church