c/Air Rifle Commander

Air Rifle Commander 

 The Air Rifle Commander will be responsible for assisting with the training and management of the team. Under the direction of the NSI, they will prepare cadets to participate in NJROTC- sponsored and other competitions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the functioning of the team and all shooters.
  • Ensure that the range safety rules are observed at all times and that any violations are reported to the SNSI/NSI without delay.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of Cadets eligible to fire and ensure the Training Officer has a copy. To be eligible, a cadet must have a permission slip from the current year on file and have satisfactorily completed a formal safety lesson.
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance at practice and the scores of each shooter on every target field.
  • Ensure that all supplies, targets, ammunition, etc… are adequate for at least six weeks of shooting. Advise the NSI of equipment needs in ample time to order, allowing for shipping time. A list of all pellet rifle, straps, scopes, etc. not fully serviceable will be provided to the NSI at the start of each semester and this will be updated as changes occur.
  • Establish a shooters ladder based upon scores fired during the current school year and post this in the classroom. This ladder will be updated monthly.
  • Ensure that the range is kept in good repair, is properly set up for each practice, is cleaned after each practice, and that all spent pellets are removed periodically.
  • Make recommendations to the SNSI/NSI for awarding the Rifle Team Ribbon and NRA awards, based on established criteria, through the Chain of Command.
  • Coordinate desired competitions with the Training Officer.

Academic Accomplishments:


Hernandez has maintained a GPA of 4.3 and was Honor Cadet of her NS1, NS2, and NS3 class. Her class rank is 7 out of 330 students making her top 2% of her 2019 class.  She takes multiple honors and AP classes. She has competed at Latin regionals and Placed 1st and 3rd in her categories. She is CPR and Lifeguard certified. She was elected president of the Escambia National Honor Society,  Vice president of Rho Kappa, and Historian of Science National Honor Society. She has a rigorous course load of AP, Dual Enrollment, and Honor classes.

Extracurricular Activities:

Hernandez has been on the Air Rifle Team all four years. She has been on the web staff team for ROTC for 3  years. She was on the Lady Gators varsity basketball team for two years, Varsity cross country for two years. She is a member of  Mu Alpha-theta, NHS, Rho Kappa, Latin club, and SNHS. She has a part-time job working at Plato’s closet since April 2018.

Community Service/ Involvement:

Hernandez participates in various community service events and has over 200 hours through the NJROTC program, NHS, Anchor club, and her church including the Union Hill Cemetery Clean up, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, the Veterans Day Parade, Relay for Life, Blue Wahoos volunteering, Literacy night, and Wreaths Across America with NJROTC and Several mission trips to Orlando, Florida; Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico; and Nashville, Tennessee.Hernandez participates in various community service events through the NJROTC program and her church including the Union Hill Cemetery Clean up, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, the Veterans Day Parade, Relay for Life, and Wreaths Across America with NJROTC and Several mission trips to Orlando, Florida; Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico; and Nashville Tennessee.

Other:

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