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2023 OVERALL JROTC ARMED FORCES STATE CHAMPIONS
2023 ARMY JROTC STATE CHAMPIONS
April 8, 2023, the MacArthur Highlander Battalion travelled to Oklahoma City to compete in the OK Drill Teams State Championships against teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines from all across the state of Oklahoma. They are your 2023, OVERALL Military branches (Army, Navy Air Force, Marines), Drill and Color Guard Teams, State Champions and 2-Time, Overall Army JROTC State Champions. In the UnArmed category, the UnArmed Drill Team, commanded by cadet Lieutenant Colonel Gracie Kimbrell, won Overall-1st Place and Best in Army, 1st place in both Regulation and Exhibition Phases, and 2nd Place during the Inspection Phase. Selected over all other UnArmed Team cadet commanders, Cadet Gracie Kimbrell additionally received the Commander of Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. In the Armed category, the Armed Drill Team, commanded by cadet Command Sergeant Major John Kennedy, won Overall-1st Place and Best in Army, 1st place in the Exhibition Phase, and 2nd Place during the Inspection and Regulation Phases. Selected over all other Armed Team cadet commanders, Cadet John Kennedy, additionally received the Commander of Excellence Award. Also, the Armed Color Guard Team commanded by Cadet Major Kai Aguilar, won 2nd Place overall.