The Class of 2016 Fish Drill Team won the national competition at the Tulane University Mardis Gras Drill Meet (MGDM) on February 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tulane’s NROTC Battalion annually hosts the meet, one of the largest drill meets in the nation. Traditionally held on the Friday before Fat Tuesday, the competition consists of Platoon Inspection, Platoon Armed Basic Drill, Squad Basic Drill, Color Guard, Platoon Exhibition, and Individual Exhibition. The events are judged by senior enlisted Marines whose thorough knowledge of the drill manual and drill competitions ensure a tough competition. An overall score determines the champion.
"I am very proud of the Fish Drill Team on their National Championship title," said Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr. '79, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. "Their hard work and dedication along with the supervision their advisors provided throughout the year, prepared them for the rigors of this competition. It is a job very well done and brings pride to Texas A&M University and the Corps of Cadets."
To see a video of their performance at the meet, go to http://bit.ly/Xxk5cr.