DoDEA Student honored as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year at Brewster MS Thursday

For Immediate Release — April 3, 2019 | Americas
: Public Affairs Officer | 571-372-0604

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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — April 3, 2019 — A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student will be honored at his school as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year in a small ceremony on Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Brewster Middle School on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Jaxon Jordan is a 7th grader who embodies DoDEA’s core values of excellence by exceeding expectations in all that we do.

The ceremony will include remarks by Deputy Commander, Col. Scott Baldwin, Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent, Dr. Donato Cuadrado, City of Jacksonville Councilwoman, Dr. Angela Washington, and others. Jaxson will also read his essay that earned him the title of 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year.

Operation Homefront sponsors the Military Child of the Year program annually. The program recognizes seven outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Six of them will represent a branch of the armed forces for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation. In addition to this event, Jaxon will be honored at the Operation Homefront Military Child of the Year Award Gala in Alexandria, Virginia on April 18, 2019.

For more information on Jaxson and the other 2019 armed services recipients, visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org/Recipients.

Media wishing to cover this event should RSVP to mcieastcommstrat@usmc.mil no later than 9 a.m. Thursday, April 4 and plan to meet an escort at Camp Lejeune's Main Gate Visitor Center parking lot at 12:30 p.m.