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King's Academy Knights Battalion CyberPatriot Teams Recognized for STEM Excellence

King's Academy Knights Battalion CyberPatriot Teams
King's Academy Knights Battalion CyberPatriot Teams
Photo Credit: SFC(R) Robert A. Clements
  • Posted on February 19th, 2021
  • Story by: SFC(R) Robert A. Clements
  • 6th Brigade

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Senior Army Instructor SAI COL(R) Rick O. Stepat, & Army Instructor AI SFC(R) Robert A. Clements are proud of our TKA Knights BN Cyber Patriot Teams' efforts this year and want to specially recognize the great job our Cyber Patriot Team Commander Cadet SGM Matthew Perrino has done and he has sent these encouraging words to the teams to close out another successful Cyber Patriot season. c/SGM Perrino declares, "The Cyber Patriot season was one of the best in Knights Battalion history. This year we formed two teams with two commanders and twoinstructors (mentors). In addition, the A-Team achieved the platinum rank and is one of the top 10 Army JROTCs in the nation and B-Team achieved the gold rank within their first year of competing."

The Cyber Patriot Coach SFC(R) Clements echoes his statements by adding, "The A-Team deserves and achieved national recognition as they not only repeated as the #1 Army JROTC Platinum Tier Cyber Team for the third year, in the great State of Georgia, but they also have earned the honor of achieving the ranking seed of seventh (7th) in the nation among all Army JROTCs in the competition." The SAI/AI want to show great appreciation and send a special thanks to our outstanding mentors and in the words of c/SGM Perrino want to "...make special recognition and thank (our team mentors) Mr. Acklen and Mr. Kirschner for their efforts and contributions to our program. They are hard-working men who took precious time out of their day to help us learn and expand our knowledge with our operating systems. This would not have been accomplished without you and your efforts toward this special team. I could not have asked for a better year and I enjoyed every bit of it."

The TKA Knights Cyber Patriot A-Team consists of c/SGM Perrino, c/LTC Kirschner, c/MAJ Alderman, c/CPT Shelton, c/SSG Hoar, c/SSG Merrefield

The TKA Knights Cyber Patriot B-Team consists of c/SGM Drury, c/SSG Blackwell, D., c/SSG Blackwell W., c/CPL Merrefield, c/CPL Summers, c/PFC Acklen, c/PFC Kirschner