Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Pacific announces virtual Far East Drill Meet results

For Immediate Release — January 15, 2021 | Pacific

PACIFIC REGION — January 15, 2021 — The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Drill Meet.

Kubasaki High School earned the highest overall score and the title of 2021 Overall Far East Drill Meet Champion. Yokota High School and Kinnick High School took second and third place overall, respectively.

Ten schools participated in the virtual drill meet, which included five events: Color Guard, Armed Regulation, Unarmed Regulation, Armed Exhibition, and Unarmed Exhibition.

“Our cadets really came out this year,” said Phil Norris, DoDEA Pacific Region JROTC Programs Coordinator. “I commend our cadets and coaches for their hard work. COVID-19 required us to move to a virtual format, which we had never done before. Typically our Far East Drill Meet occurs over two to three days, in person, with judges on the drill pad judging. This year, each team submitted video recordings of each event for judging.”

The Far East Programs Office would like to thank the 15 active duty military members who volunteered to serve as judges for this event.

Individual event results are as follows:

Color Guard

  1. Kubasaki High School
  2. EJ King High School
  3. MC Perry High School

Armed Regulation

  1. Kubasaki High School
  2. Yokota High School
  3. EJ King High School

Unarmed Regulation

  1. Kubasaki High School
  2. Yokota High School
  3. Zama Middle High School

Armed Exhibition

  1. EJ King High School
  2. Kubasaki High School
  3. Kadena High School

Unarmed Exhibition

  1. Kubasaki
  2. Kinnick
  3. Yokota