The entire Corps and the St. Gertrude Sponsors gathered together to witness the platoon drill. They were not disappointed as most of the Cadets demonstrated precision and military excellence in this traditional event. Two Marine Corps evaluators were in attendance judging the important aspects of the platoon drill based on their military and professional background.
“Dudley did a great job of using the perimeter,” said Benedictine College prep student Austin Tootle.Fresh off of the stage from the Speech Contest, Bradford Dudley executed another elite performance as he led Honors Company to a great showing in the Platoon Drill competition. "Although most of the Cadets did well, the Honors Company out-did everyone," said Colonel York.
The Honors Company executed its commands at a high level, which landed them a near perfect score and a first-place win. "Dudley did a great job of using the perimeter," said Benedictine College prep student Austin Tootle.
Deandre Tobias and Bravo Company trailed right behind for a second-place showing. "Tobias did a great job in the Platoon Drill," said Quincy Roberson of Bravo Company. "Dudley beat him by the skin of his teeth."
Charlie Company came in third, and they were led by Gabriel Bowman. Bowman showed good precision, but he was just out-executed by Dudley and Tobias. Despite the few slip ups he had, he still showed great potential and leadership. The Alpha company did not have the best showing, but they portrayed good effort under the leadership of Domonic Pastore.
The professionalism and the integrity shown this year by the Cadets was superb. "Everyone did what they were supposed to do," said BCP sophomore Malcolm Bridges. "There weren't any goof offs."
The Cadets set the standard high for the next company commanders in next year's Platoon Drill.