The mission of Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) is to motivate young adults to become better American citizens. It teaches patriotism, physical fitness and close order drill. Drill instills confidence in small unit leaders, teamwork, instant obedience to orders, and discipline. To nurture this development, Purdue University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) hosted the Midwest Sectional Black and Gold Drill Competition on 22 February 2020.
Purdue University NROTC cadre evaluated six events on execution of movements, uniform appearance, teamwork, discipline and creativity. Additionally, an Individual Knock-out round and max pull-up contest was held upon the completion of scored events. Trophies were awarded for the following: Overall top three schools, top three schools per event, and individual awards for the Individual Drill Round (IDR) knockout and pull-up challenge.