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The Lady Leadership of Hammond High Magnet School JROTC

(Left to right), Cadet Raven Adams - BRAVO Company Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Wendy Raymundo - ALPHA Company Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Susie Hernandez - Assistant S5, Rank: Cadet Master Sergeant, Cadet Amalia Hurtado - S2, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Emily Marse - S3, Operations Officer, Rank: Cadet Major, Cadet Katherine Helsley- Color Guard Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Lesly Balleza- Vazquez - S1, Rank: Cadet Captain

(Left to right), Cadet Raven Adams - BRAVO Company Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Wendy Raymundo - ALPHA Company Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Susie Hernandez - Assistant S5, Rank: Cadet Master Sergeant, Cadet Amalia Hurtado - S2, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Emily Marse - S3, Operations Officer, Rank: Cadet Major, Cadet Katherine Helsley- Color Guard Commander, Rank: Cadet Captain, Cadet Lesly Balleza- Vazquez - S1, Rank: Cadet Captain
Photo Credit: MAJ (R) Floyd S. Dickson

  • Posted on May 13th, 2022
  • Story by: Cadet Battalion Commander Eva Delatte
  • 6th Brigade
    Leadership

The Lady Leadership rises to the occasion! It has been a long time since the Hammond High Magnet School's Junior ROTC Program has had so many female cadets participating in leadership positions. A staggering 63% of the senior class participation for the 2021-2022 school year are female cadets. The Senior Lady Leadership has taken charge of several color guards, numerous staff meetings, and many other public service events involving HHMS JROTC.

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Eva Delatte is currently at the helm leading the corps of cadets and the Tornado Battalion with the professionalism the JROTC is known for. It has been about a decade since the Junior ROTC program has had a female Battalion Commander, the apex of leadership for the Tornado Battalion. This year, Eva Delatte broke that long streak when she was promoted to the role for the 2nd semester assuming command from Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Richard Frere. Cadet Delatte strives to lead her Battalion with poise, honor, and charisma. The Lady Leadership continues to show that the Hammond High Magnet School's JROTC Program strives for equal opportunity for all.

The Cadets will be recognized for their leadership and accomplishments during a visit from General Stanley Budraitis, the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker, Alabama on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Geaux Tors!

Additional Images
Tornado Battalion Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Eva Delatte
International Baccalaureate (IB) Cadets (Left to right), Cadet Wendy Raymundo - ALPHA Company Commander Rank: Cadet Captain; Cadet Raven Adams - BRAVO Company Commander Rank: Cadet Captain; Cadet Eva Delatte - Tornado Battalion Commander Rank: Cadet Lieutenant Colonel; Cadet Lesly Balleza-Vazquez - S1, Adjutant Rank: Cadet Captain; Cadet Amalia Hurtado - S2, Security Officer Rank: Cadet Captain
HHMS JROTC Hispanic Cadet Lady Leaders (Left to right), Cadet Amalia Hurtado - S2 Rank: Cadet Captain; Cadet Susie Hernandez - Assistant S5 Rank: Cadet Master Sergeant; Cadet Lesly Balleza- Vazquez - S1 Rank: Cadet Captain; Cadet Wendy Raymundo - ALPHA Company Commander Rank: Cadet Captain
All Female Cadet Color Guard