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Gulf’s NJROTC unit was recognized this morning with a Distinguished Unit Award based on last year’s performances and service. According to Commander Nesthus, this is only the second such award in 28 years for the Gulf NJROTC.

The Distinguished Unit Award is presented to the top 30% of the (all-service) JROTC Units throughout the United States, Europe and Asia for “Outstanding Performance” during the school year 2007-2008.

The citation reads: “In recognition of the exceptional professional ability, initiative and dedication demonstrated by its Naval Science instructors; the outstanding support provided by the school administration; the excellent atmosphere prevalent throughout the school in support of the Navy Junior ROTC program; the exemplary appearance, military bearing and courtesies exhibited by its cadets; the active participation of the unit in support of school, community and other extracurricular activities and services; and the superb discipline demonstrated by the cadets during drill meets and other public appearances, the Gulf High School Junior ROTC unit has been selected as a Distinguished Unit.”