c/Commanding Officer


Battalion/Company Commander (CO)

The Commander is responsible to the SNSI for the performance of the Cadet Battalion/Company. The Commander’s duties include, but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Set the highest standard of performance, conduct, military bearing and appearance as an example to all.
  •  Maintain high morale and enthusiasm within the Unit.
  •  Develop team spirit and desire to excel in the Unit.
  •  Avoid joining or forming cliques or special groups that may result in, or have the appearance of, giving favor or special treatment to individuals within these groups.
  •  Act as the official point of contact between the Cadet Unit and the SNSI/NSI on all matters relating to the functioning of the Battalion.
  •  Take actions to involve the maximum number of Cadets in NJROTC activities.
  •  Represent the Unit in the Student Government Association (SGA) and/or other school bodies where appropriate.
  •  Ensure that all military formations, ceremonies, and routines are planned and carried out in a proper fashion and in a timely manner.
  •  Promote the personal growth and well-being of each Cadet.
  •  Advise the SNSI on matters of Unit morale, activity schedule, training, and personnel.
  •  Conduct frequent inspections to ensure the proper execution of Unit Functions.
  •  Be aware of and ensure the coordination of all Unit activities to ensure that conflicts and omissions are minimized.
  •  Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the SNSI/NSI.

Academic Accomplishments:

ArieAnna is a young lady who exhibits a high degree of discipline, maturity, and commitment to excellence.  This Cadet’s leadership qualities and abilities sets the benchmark for ALL NJROTC Cadets.  Her superior academic skills place her at the apex of her class.  Cadet Muro has maintained a GPA of 4.67. Her class rank is 4th out of 407 students making her top 2% of the class of 2020.  Being someone who welcomes challenges; she takes multiple honors and AP classes. From the start, Cadet Muro graduated first in her class for Cadet Basic Training.  At her first Annual Military Inspection (AMI) Muro was awarded the Circle Ten Medal for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Personal Appearance, and has continuously been awarded this distinction every year, consecutively.  ArieAnna was also meritoriously promoted to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class during the same Inspection due to her excellent performance as Platoon Leader for the AMI Exhibition Marching Team.  She was Honor Cadet for all three years of Naval Science.  As a major representative of both the student body and her unit, ArieAnna is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, and the Engineering Academy.  Cadet Muro was recently selected for and attended the Freedoms Foundation Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  Cadet Muro have received certifications in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.

Extracurricular Activities:

Cadet Muro has been a valuable member Escambia’s NJROTC Unit.  She is well rounded in all categories of competition.  She competed at the Area 8 Air Rifle Meet, resulting in a 5th place finish out of 40 schools.  She was also selected to compete in the Secretary of the Navy Air Rifle Challenge and her team ranked 15th out of over 600-schools in 2018.  She further contributed to her unit as a member of the Orienteering Team.  During the Area 8 Meet she completed first in her division.  Cadet Muro tirelessly contributes as one of the cornerstones of the GATOR ELITE Drill Team.  Her areas of competition are academic team, unarmed exhibition, unarmed basic, armed basic, push-ups, and the sit-up challenges.  Due to her awarded efforts, the drill team has finished in the top two positions for the past two years.

Community Service/Involvement:

Cadet Muro has over 200 community service hours. She regularly participates at churches, parades, football games, and teacher help week. Muro’s community service is extremely impressive and include volunteering at the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Toys for Tots, and numerous clean-up events throughout the local community.


Cadet Muro went to the National Flight Academy, held at NAS Pensacola. At this week-long camp, she learned how to fly on a stimulator as well as planned missions with my team, the Argonauts. At the end of this camp, she received her wings.  The Engineering Academy participated in the Regional Best Robotics Competition.  Cadet Muro not only participated in the making of the robot, but was also in charge of showing our school pride by designing the T-shirt that the Engineering Team wore to the competition.


Cadet Commander ArieAnna Muro plans on attending the Naval Academy majoring in engineering.  She is also planning on going into the United States Marine Corps.