Members of the Byron P. Steele High School JROTC received a visit from Brigadier General Leslie Maher of the Air Education & Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama on October 13th. Joined by CMSgt. Jermaine Evans, Gen. Maher inspected the Steele Corps, witnessed a competition sequence from the school’s Virtual Drill Competition team, and recognized some school staff and cadets.
“You are truly a testament to the professionalism that we expect from a JROTC,” said General Maher. “I can see you value the lessons brought to you by your unit commanders.”
She later observed two AFJROTC classrooms, made herself available for questions, and enjoyed a socially distanced lunch with some cadets. Brig. Gen. Maher leads more than 3,300 Airmen, training 120,000 cadets at 2,085 global locations. The command includes 15,000 cadets at 1,200 colleges and universities nationwide for Air Force ROTC, 3,500 cadets in Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, and more than 101,000 cadets in 885 high schools globally supporting Air Force Junior ROTC.