The North High School JROTC received the Department of the Army “Honor Unit with Distinction Award” for the ninth consecutive year. This was also the ninth consecutive year that North finished 1st place in the District when competing for this prestigious award that is signed by the Secretary of the Army. To achieve the Honor Unit with Distinction, a JROTC Program has to score a 95% or above on all 10 inspected categories; North’s overall score this year was 98.75%. This annual compliance inspection tests both the cadet battalion staff and each of the companies in the battalion. The award was presented to the Cadets of the Mustang Battalion at their monthly Battalion Award and Promotion Formation, October 17. Lieutenant Colonel James Gallagher and Sergeant Major Dennis Torres are the JROTC instructors.