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Citadel News Service
6 Feb 2007

Rifle Legion Drill Team to host first two-state drill meet

The Citadel Rifle Legion Drill Team will host 22 high schools from North and South Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 in the first Citadel Bulldog Junior ROTC Drill Meet.

The meet, which will be an annual event, kicks off at 8 a.m. on Summerall Field with opening ceremonies under the direction of Cadet Patrick Howell, commander of The Citadel Rifle Legion. The event will feature 11 competitive drill events and exhibits by the Navy and the Army. The competition will be judged by personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Among the Charleston area schools expected to compete include Fort Dorchester High School, Military Magnet Academy, Goose Creek High School and Cross High School.

The Citadel Rifle Legion Drill Team is a Marine Corps-based drill team established in 1990. The team was ranked No. 6 out of 50 schools during the 2005 annual ROTC National Drill Competition. The Citadel Rifle Legion will compete at the next national drill meet in New Orleans on Feb. 16.

The mission of The Citadel Rifle Legion Drill Team is to provide the Corps of Cadets, South Carolina and surrounding communities with precision drill expertise while representing The Citadel in national competition through exhibition and regulation drill. Team members also take part in volunteer work and community service in the Charleston area and in local schools.

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