Written by Samantha Burrows.
Recently, cadets from ROTC have been practicing for their upcoming AMI. AMI stands for Area Manager’s Inspection, and it’s by far the most important event for ROTC in the year. It takes place at the high school on November 14th, next Tuesday. Our Area 12 Manager, Rustie Hibbard will be there, individually inspecting each cadet on their knowledge and how their uniform looks. Rustie Hibbard comes around schools in Georgia and looks at the ROTC program, talking to each cadet and the principal, seeing how much is put into the program. The importance of this event is immense, so there has been lots of time put into the preparation of the AMI. Just recently, there have been practices so that we are assured things go well. These have taken place during the school day, which stresses how important the AMI is.
A question that may come to mind is what exactly happens during this event. On November 14th, all cadets will be in uniform at the high school in the morning. They will be separated into their each individual platoons and lined up. Everyone will march out on the football field at the high school and stand at attention with their platoons until it is their turn to be inspected. The Area Manager will grade them on their uniform and test their knowledge. This can be by asking a question, such as one of their Orders to the Sentry. The Area Manager will study each platoon, and afterwards, one platoon will be honored for looking the best. This will be based off of which cadets had the best knowledge and overall look. Afterwards, there will be a parade open for all people.
This has been made obvious, but this is a very important event. How everyone acts, looks, and more will all affect how our school looks as a whole, so it is very important that people take this seriously.