Junior ROTC cadet recognized by Board of Selectmen

Dec 15, 2020

Wareham High School senior Keegan Cahill, a Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Junior ROTC, was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Dec. 15 meeting.

Cahill was recognized for his work as an honors student and his work with Wareham High School JROTC program as a cadet battalion commander. 

In the certificate of recognition, the board noted that Cahill was one of just 53 JROTC cadets across the globe to be awarded the Legion of Valor with Bronze Cross for Achievement earlier this year. The honor is given to JROTC cadets who have excelled academically, completed several hours of community service, displayed dependability and good character and demonstrated exceptional leadership. 

Cahill thanked the board for their recognition. When asked about his future plans, Cahill said he intends to join the army after college. 

“I’d like to join the army — that’s always been my main goal,” Cahill said, adding that he hopes to attend a college with an ROTC program that would lead to him being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. “I’ve sort of been driving toward that for a couple of years now. JROTC and this recognition certainly is really aiding me in that goal.” 

Members of the board congratulated and thanked Cahill. 

“We’re all proud of you,” Selectman Patrick Tropeano told Cahill. 

Selectman Jim Munise said Cahill did a great job, and added that he thought Cahill had “good direction” for his future. 

“Thank you so much for your service as a cadet and also for your future service in our military,” Selectman Peter Teitelbaum said. “We’re very appreciative.”