JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

This is the premier leadership development program offered to JROTC Cadets. The program provides an opportunity to practice leadership skills in an unfamiliar environment, and to experience living and interacting with their peers from varying backgrounds and geographic locations. CBA normally attends the camp held at Fort Devens Massachusetts. Activities include leader reaction course, confidence course, obstacle course, land navigation, and rappelling. The cost of the experience is approximately $75, and attendance is competitive and based on an order of merit list. First preference is given to members of the sophomore class. The department point of contact is SFC Reeves at (518) 452-9809, ext. 151 or reeves@cbaalbany.org.

Boy’s State

Boy’s State is an American Legion program based on the concept that youth should be offered a better perspective of the practical operation of government; that the individual is an integral part and commensurately responsible for the character and success of his government. The average school in the Albany area is afforded the opportunity to send one or two delegates. Over the course of the past years, we have sent between 6 and 8 each year, which is only possible because of the leadership potential our students exhibit. This program is open to juniors, and those who successfully complete the program are eligible to earn three college credits. For more information go to www.boysandgirlsstate.org. The department point of contact is Major Fawthrop at (518) 452-9809, ext. 148 or fawthrop@cbaalbany.org.

Rifle Team

The rifle team meets on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday is dedicated to classroom instruction and Thursday to range firing. The primary focus of the team is rifle safety and personal responsibility. The team fires Daisy pellet rifles at the Watervliet Fish and Game Protection Association (WFGPA). The team is under the direction of SFC Reeves at (518) 452-9809 ext. 151 or reeves@cbaalbany.org.

Color Guard

The color guard provides ceremonial detail at school functions and numerous community events. Some members of the color guard compete in competitions held throughout the Northeast. The team is under the direction of 1SG Spicer at (518) 452-9809 ext. 149, or spicerd@cbaalbany.org.

Drill Team

In addition to competing in regional drill competitions, the drill team represents our school at numerous other events throughout the year. Every three years the team travels to Disney World with the CBA Marching Band and participates in the Disney Parade. The team is under the direction of 1SG Spicer at (518) 452-9809 ext. 149, or spicerd@cbaalbany.org.

Raider Team

The Raider team consists of first aid competition, a physical fitness test, constructing a one-rope bridge, land navigation and a five-kilometer road march. The team meets twice a week from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. The top teams in each region of the country are invited to attend the national competition in Georgia. Team members develop a high degree of physical fitness, self-confidence and leadership skills. The department point of contact is Major Fawthrop at (518) 452-9809, ext. 148 or fawthrop@cbaalbany.org.