Marmion Cadets Receive Military Promotions
October 20, 2017

AURORA—Marmion Academy’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program honored 40 cadets with military promotions at the annual Sabre Ceremony on Sept. 8.

Officers were presented with a sabre, sergeants with a sword, by their parents and family members
Marmion’s JROTC student leaders for the 2017-18 school year are:

Battalion: Commander Abraham Yakisan, Executive Officer Keith Mokry, Adjutant Andrew Keiffer, Information Officer Zachary Orpilla, Operations Officer Matthew Lagman, Supply Officer John Paul Jochum, Command Sergeant Major Seth Groom, Personnel Sergeant Thomas Powell, Information Sergeant Frederick Shoaff, Operations Sergeant Matthew Koebel and Supply Sergeant Jacob Lee.

Headquarters Company: Commander Phillip Swanson, Company Executive Officer Sanjay Morton, First Platoon Leader Samuel Baranick, Second Platoon Leader Sean Galle, and First Sergeant Bennet Piotrowski .

Alpha Company: Commander Chase Stanke, Company Executive Officer Adam Auchstetter, First Platoon Leader Evan Turcich, Second Platoon Leader James Morton, Third Platoon Leader Ryan Conti, and First Sergeant Samuel Augustyn.

Bravo Company: Commander Samuel Wehrli, Company Executive Officer John Timko, First Platoon Leader Ryan Fletcher, Second Platoon Leader Liam Kelly, Third Platoon Leader Ryan Boland, and First Sergeant Michael Noble.

Charlie Company: Commander Jack Twitty, Company Executive Officer Kyle Riggs, First Platoon Leader Patrick Glanville, Second Platoon Leader Jack Michel, Third Platoon Leader Michael Sullivan, and First Sergeant Miles Kowalkowski.

Delta Company: Commander Noah Gayford, Company Executive Officer Eric O’Brien, First Platoon Leader Johan Muscutt, Second Platoon Leader Mark Ebert, Third Platoon Leader Jack Caton, and First Sergeant Patrick Hughes.

Marmion’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is a U.S. Army high school program.

In the program, cadets learn through classes focusing on history, leadership, and oral communication. They take part in military drill, inspections, and parades.

As they advance through the ranks, they assume increasing responsibility for leadership among other cadets in their company.  The JROTC program supports a competitive Rifle Team and Drill Team. In addition, cadets can participate in an Adventure Platoon and a one week JROTC Summer Camp.