Representing Wayne County JROTC at Junior Cadet Leadership Camp 2019, Cadet Corporal Brett
Herbig earned the Alpha Company Leadership Award. This marks the second year in a row that a Wayne
County Cadet has earned this very prestigious award and is a testament to the exceptional academic and
personal character Wayne County Cadets exemplify.
Cadet Corporal Herbig was selected to represent his school for distinguishing himself as a Cadet
Platoon Leader on day one of JCLC. This is a very difficult position for a cadet of his LET level to serve
because of his inexperience. Cadet Herbig was not fazed by the leadership challenge his position posed.
In fact, he readily accepted his position and the responsibility that went with it.
His primary responsibility was to greet the incoming cadets from nine different schools as they
arrived at camp. He helped organize the cadets into squads and gave them instructions on where they
would be housed, what platoon and squad they would be assigned to, and where they would be
sleeping for the next five days.
Cadet Herbig was assisted by Platoon Sergeants and Platoon leaders from his company during
his duty performance. Cadet Herbig also had to coordinate with the incoming Cadet Company
Commander on formations and movement of the company to designated sites during the training day.
His impressive performance of duty and knowledge of the JROTC LET 1 Curriculum earned him the
privilege of representing Wayne County High School JROTC at the Battalion Leadership Board. This board
is held on the last evening of camp. Each school represented at the camp sends one representative who
has served in a camp leadership role before the leadership board. This year there were 19 different
schools that composed Alpha and Bravo Companies.
The Leadership Board began with all 19 cadets taking a 68 question Classroom Performance
System Test (CPS). CPS is a test taking procedure used throughout JROTC that most schools use to access
student performance. With CPS, test questions are projected onto a screen and answered using a
remote devise like a TV remote. This devise allows student to click in the correct answer and advance
the test to the next question.
Cadet Herbig and four other cadets were the top cadets who answered the highest percentage
of the 68 questions asked during the CPS test. Cadet Herbig’s exceptional duty performance and overall
leadership qualities are what earned him the very distinguished Company Leadership Award.
“It is a great honor to have one of our top cadets excel at JCLC and to bring home the Company
Leadership Award,” said First Sergeant George Snyder. “We are certainly proud of Cadet Herbig and
know he will continue to set the example for all Wayne County JROTC Cadets.”
Cadet Herbig revieces Camp Leadership Award presented by Camp Commander David Alexander
Cadets participate in leadership board pretest