Scenes From JROTC Change Of Command Ceremony

Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC, under the direction of CDR Brian Gauck held its annual awards program Tuesday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Forty two medals and 50 awards and scholarships were presented at the event. As part of the program, the change of command took place as the outgoing Cadet Commander passed the Guidon to the new Cadet Commander. From left, new Executive Officer C/Lt SG Stephen Gulley, new Cadet Commanding Officer C/Lt Trysta Osborn receiving the guidon, outgoing Cadet Commander C/Lt CR Nicholas Berndt passing the guidon, new Cadet Chief of Staff C/Lt Richard Hensley and continuing as Senior Enlisted Officer is C/ScPO Awan Ellenwood. Photo by John McHale/

C/Lt Richard Hensely holds the guidon as C/Lt CR Nicholas Berndt attaches the banner signifying the Unit Achievement Award presented to the LAHS JROTC program, one of only two awarded in all of New Mexico. In addition to the many activities that the 107 members of the LAHS JROTC participate in, the cadets contributed 958 hours of community service in 2019. Photo by John McHale/