Each cadet appearing before the Officer Promotion Board on Thursday, April 30, was competing for the honor of Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year. The five cadets competing for the honor were Christy Neely, Tom McCabe, Erick Butler, Andrew Hitt and Rachel Thorley.
Four board members began the evaluation process the moment each one stepped into the room.
AFROTC program director, Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and his assistant MSgt. Kevin McClure briefed the panel on proper attire and presentation.