Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
The Master Chief Petty Officer is the senior enlisted Cadet of the Unit. Under the direction of the Commander, the Master Chief Petty Officer will perform the functions listed below and others assigned:
Jacob is an accomplished young man that has learned to take the core values of honor, courage, and commitment to heart. His scholastic career has been a tasking one. Starting in middle school he decided to take the path of honors classes. He has kept up with that path throughout his years in high school and has taken several AP classes along the way. Throughout all the difficulties of learning to manage his time with studies, employment, and extracurricular activities he has been able to maintain a 3.8 GPA. His first year of NJROTC he was awarded the Distinguished Cadet Award which exemplifies his qualities of scholastic standing and aptitude in the NJROTC unit. His sophomore year he was then awarded with the Military Academic Excellence award by the American Legion Post 240.
Cadet Barrow is an essential part of the Gator Elite drill team at Escambia High School. He is the commander of the Armed Exhibition Team for the 2nd year. His realm of competition includes: Armed Basic, Armed Exhibition, Color Guard, Situps and Unarmed Basic. He has also competed in Orienteering.
Cadet Barrow has participated in many community service events and has amassed over 100 hours. His outgoing and charismatic demeanor allows him to not just partake in community service, but stay connected and involved with the community and it’s members. He has participated in numerous color guard events. Which includes football games, parades, churches, and ceremonies. He has been a part of various cleanup events around the community at cemeteries, schools, etc. He also marched in Relay For Life for the awareness of cancer and it’s survivors.
Cadet Barrow attended the National Flight Academy on board NAS Pensacola on a scholarship from ROTC. . At this week-long camp, he learned the basic ins and outs of a flight squadron operation. This included planning and conducting missions with his flight squadron, the Screwtops.. At the end of the rigorous week he received his wings. Cadet Barrow also competed against other students in Escambia county through an essay submission to be a part of the Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge. Cadet Barrow was later accepted into the leadership conference and is excited to further his knowledge of not only leadership but America’s history.
Cadet Command Master Chief Barrows plans to attend the University of West Florida for Army ROTC and to major in Psychology.