In late March, Randolph-Macon Academy Air Force Junior ROTC VA-091 Drill Team traveled to Dayton, OH, to compete in the Air Force Junior ROTC National Drill Meet held at Wright State Nutter Center Arena. R-MA seniors Cadet Captain Gabriel Rivera and Cadet Colonel Fatoumata “Rana” Diallo placing first in the Duet Competition!
In addition to the first-place finish by Rivera and Diallo, R-MA had a number of strong finishes, which earned the team eighth place overall in the 28-team meet. Freshman Cadet Airman First Class Masaru Mori placed sixth out of 630 cadets in the Knockout Drill Competition. The Color Guard finished seventh, and Inspection Team finished eighth. Diallo earned tenth place in the Commander’s Trophy competition, and both Unarmed Regulation and Unarmed Exhibition claimed thirteenth.