Aurora Division 2006 Annual Inspection and Awards Ceremony

17 February 2007


BRAVO ZULU!!!  All cadets involved are to be commended.  Our overall score was 3.529 -- the C.O. is VERY happy!!


THANK YOU to our special guests:

  • Senior Inspecting Officer/Region 9-1 Director, LCDR Richard Cox, NSCC

  • Assistant Inspecting Officer, LCDR Dan Wayeshe, NSCC

  • NLUS Aurora Council VP for Youth Activities, Mr. Dick Ebeling

  • NLUS Aurora Council Treasurer, Mr. Qullen Fox

Our scores for each area were:

  • Personnel Inspection 3.543

  • Training 4.0

  • Administration 3.958

  • Enrollment/Retention 2.338

  • Regional Director's eval 4.0

  • Inspecting Officer's eval 4.0

  • NHQ Eval 3.95


During the post-inspection debriefing, LCDR Cox told the division basically the same thing he's been saying the past 4 years -- we can compete against anyone in the region in regards to personnel inspection, or any other area, BUT the division must have 25 Sea Cadets to compete. As you can see, the area needing the most improvement is recruiting/retention. We need an ALL HANDS effort to make the unit grow. Remember, you earn a Recruiting Incentive Ribbon for each cadet you bring aboard. Middle school age is ideal, as we increase the number of NSCC cadets almost immediately, yet they will have several years to go in the division. DON'T JUST BRING SOMEONE IN FOR THE SAKE OF ADDING BODIES -- if they don't stay, it won't help us or them. Be honest about the program, and if they're not interested, don't browbeat them into coming -- but help the unit grow!!

Again, THE C.O. IS VERY HAPPY!!! BRAVO ZULU to all of you!!!


Major Award Issued

NLUS Medal

The Navy League Youth Medal was awarded to Petty Officer Dale Jackman, who received the honor when he was named the Aurora Division NSCC Cadet of the Year 2006. His citation read:

"During the past year, Petty Officer Jackman has shown excellent growth as a leader. He was awarded the NSCC Commendation, the NSCC’s sixth highest award, for his outstanding performance at Seamanship Training aboard the YP-671 Manatra. He has recently been appointed as a Section Leader, and is a member of the Color Guard. He sets a good example and gets along well with others. He has shown dedication to the division and corps, and the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. He wears his uniform in a manner which reflects his pride in both self and corps; his attitude and behavior are always in the highest traditions of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps."



Other Awards Issued



PO Miller received a Commendation and a certificate good for the training deposit for one training for Perfect Drill Attendance for 2006.

NSCC 4th Year Ribbon

PO2 Miguel Luciano was awarded the NSCC 4th Year Ribbon.

NSCC 2nd Year Ribbon

SA Richard Koehnke and SN Garrett McCarthy were awarded the NSCC 2nd Year Ribbon.

NSCC 1st Year Ribbon

INST Joseph Jackman was awarded the NSCC 1st Year Ribbon.


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