Submitted by: MAJ (Ret.) Micah A. Ray Sr.
HOUSTON, TX — To quote the great professional wrestler, Nature Boy Ric Flair, “To be the man, you have to beat the man!” The Sam Houston Army JROTC 1st Battalion Black Knights set out this year to dethrone the champions from last year, and they have now been proven to be successful.
24 JROTC programs all started the SY 22-23 with a clean slate, all knowing the path to being crowned the champion. The Black Knights planned and executed a masterful campaign to be the best they could possibly be in every competition. With support from drill coaches, the American Legion Post 586, the VFW Post 581, AUSA, the Field Force representing the United States Military Academy at West Point, and of course Dr. Linares and his administration, the Black Knights locked in with a common goal, and then accomplished that goal.
The goal for next year is repeat as champions and work with other programs to elevate all HISD’s JROTC programs.