BATON ROUGE, La. – Holden High School Senior Brendan Anderson has been awarded the highest rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, placing him among the top 3 percent of all the corps members.
He was awarded the new rank on Aug. 10, during a military ceremony at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. His Commanding Officer Lt. Adrian Fortier, Executive Officer Lt. Allen Bevens and Operations Officer ENS John West led the pinning ceremony.
Anderson’s parents, Louisiana State Fire Marshal Captain Chris Anderson and Andrea Anderson of Holden, pinned their son with the newest insignias.
“We are so proud of Brendan’s accomplishment. Achieving the highest rank available in this organization is quite a testimony to his discipline, dedication and passion for doing the job,” Holden Principal Kris Rountree said.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is available to young people ages 13 through the completion of high school. Each new Sea Cadet must attend NSCC recruit training, which serves to introduce each “recruit” to the standards and routine involved in t