JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Ott, the Battalion Commander of the Smith-Cotton JROTC Tiger Battalion and the commander of the armed color guard team, received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Outstanding Achievement Award Monday, Sept. 10.
The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Outstanding Achievement is awarded annually for the achievement of scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects. This same award was also presented to former Battalion Commander Cadet Lieuteant Colonel Jordan Bush last year. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Ott was awarded this prestigious award because of her accomplishments throughout JROTC and her community. This award is the highest that a JROTC cadet can receive during high school, and is normally awarded in the early fall of the cadet’s last high school year.
Cadet Ott’s instructors are proud of her accomplishments. “The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross is an outstanding award, and Cadet Ott is an outstanding cadet. She is very deserving of this award. We are very pleased with her accomplishments and for the teachers, parents, and others throughout the community who have helped her achieve this significant milestone in her life,” said Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harry Cunningham. Command Sgt. Maj. Randall Woods also had something to say about Cadet Ott. “She has worked extremely hard during her four years in high school and really deserves this award,” said Woods.
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Hannah Ott is tremendously honored to have received this esteemed award and strongly believes it will help her attain her goals. “All of my hard work finally means something. This award may help me get a four year ROTC scholarship that I’ve been wanting.” Cadet Ott hopes to go into the medical field after high school. The Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award is a stepping stone for Cadet Ott to accomplish her goals for the future. Submitted photo.