St. John’s Military School Earns Highest Score in the United States

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124th Corps of Cadets completes its' Annual Formal Inspection Monday, April 16, earning a 999 out of possible 1,000 points.

St. John’s Military School’s 124th Corps of Cadets completed its’ Annual Formal Inspection (AFI) Monday, April 16, earning a 999 out of a possible 1,000 points for the second consecutive year, which once again is the highest rating earned of all military schools in the country.

The inspection, conducted each year by the United States Army Cadet Command, is a major evaluation of all phases of St. John's Military School’s JROTC program, including a formal “Command and Staff Briefing”, demonstration of JRTOTC knowledge and skill, an “in-ranks” personal appearance inspection of each St. John’s Cadet, Color Guard and Precision Drill Team performance, culminating in a full military “Pass-In-Review”.

The upper echelon of inspection scoring is designated as “Honor Unit With Distinction”. To qualify for this coveted classification, a school must earn a minimum of 950 out of a possible 1,000 points. St. John’s Military School has earned this achievement for over 20 consecutive years. This designation allows St. John's Military School to make up to three recommendations to each of the five service academies: United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, and United States Air Force Academy.

Lead inspector MSG John Kilpatrick commented, “I was impressed that many members of the Cadet Corps, staff, and administration of St. John’s Military School thanked me for inspecting them today, but I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to them. I was very impressed with the Cadets and the professionalism of the school and it was both an honor and a privilege to inspect the 124th Corps of Cadets.”

St. John's Military School is a private college preparatory school for 230 young men in the sixth grade to 12th grade. The student to teacher ratio is ten to one and the school is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

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Max Brooks