Fusileers Finish in Top 4 in Nation at 2024 Drill Team Competition in Daytona

Fusileers Finish in Top 4 in Nation at 2024 Drill Team Competition in Daytona

The Missouri Military Academy Fusileers Drill Team competed in the U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Drill Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida, on May 3, 2024. The Fusileers Color Guard finished third in the nation, out of 21 teams competing in the advanced division. The team finished 4th in Armed Exhibition (advanced division). See photos on Flickr.

According to Fusileers coach 1SG Christopher Scarlet, this was a very tough year of competitions.

"Our team faced adversity; however, they continued to battle and never gave up," said Scarlet. "The cadets truly put their hearts into the fight but unfortunately did not come out on top and meet their goal of another national championship. I am very proud of the cadets and what they accomplished this year."

Missouri Military Academy Fusileers Color Guard competing at nationals
Missouri Military Academy Fusileers team members ready for competition

Congratulations to the following Fusileers team members, coached by 1SG Christropher Scarlet:

  • Cadet Gabriel Iglesias Osorio
  • Cadet Matthew Hallam
  • Cadet Malachi Imrie
  • Cadet Kruze Hagan
  • Cadet Angelo Urdaneta
  • Cadet Seydina Issa Diop
  • Cadet Connor Edwards
  • Cadet Noah Kaheaku
  • Cadet Duane Thompson
  • Cadet Alvero Gonzalez Farre
  • Cadet Gerardo Quiroga
  • Cadet Khuslen Turmunkh
Missouri Military Academy Fusileers competing

While at the competition, Cadet Edwards was presented with a check for a four-year ROTC scholarship valued at $69,600.

Missouri Military Academy Cadet Edwards receives ROTC scholarship check


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