The Top Three (BN CDR, CSM, XO)

Battalion Commander Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Phelps - Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Taylor Phelps was born in Springfield, Oregon and grew up in Salem, Oregon she attended Englewood elementary, Mary Eyre elementary, and Houck Middle School and currently attends, and is a senior at, North Salem High School. Taylor is the daughter of Billy Phelps and Treina Meier and is the oldest sibling of two brothers.

 
            Taylor has held may positions in the Viking battalion as a Freshman she held the position squad member as sophomore she was give the position of assistant squad leader of bravo company 1st platoon 1st squad at the end of her sophomore year she was promoted to cadet command sergeant major and served as the proud commander.
 
            Taylor joined the Viking battalion air rifle team at the beginning of her sophomore year. She received two silver medals(including one at the championship drill meet) for her performance at the competitions her junior year she qualified for the cmp national JROTC air rifle competition and placed 3rd at camp Perry Oregon she will continue to shoot through her high school career at the end of her fresh man year Taylor received multiple ribbons and two medals the superior cadet medal for her work and effort for the battalion and the bronze military excellence medal for her military excellence by the end of her sophomore year she received a collection of ribbons and one additional medal, a medal awarded by congress for her leadership excellence at the beginning of her senior year.Taylor received the American legion bronze cross for achievement and was the spotlight on success at a district board meeting.
 
            At the end of her sophomore year Taylor submitted an application for a scholarship to attend the northwest youth leadership conference she was awarded the scholarship at the JROTC awards ceremony and attend the conference in Tacoma Washington during the summer of 2011 in 2012 Taylor was asked to return to the conference s a group counselor she has dedicated over one hundred fifty hours of community service through the Viking Battalion.

Battalion XO Cadet Major Alec Delzer- Alec Delzer was born in Salem Oregon on April 8th, 1995. He has lived in Salem all his life and is currently enrolled as a student at North Salem High School. He is the son of Christina and Brett Delzer, and Derek Delzer.

Alec joined JROTC his freshman year, and by January of 2010 became an assistant squad leader for 3rd Squad Alfa Company. His sophomore year he started as a Squad leader in 1st Platoon Bravo Company; but was promoted to Platoon Sergeant halfway through the school year and served as 2nd Platoon Sergeant, Alfa Company. During JCLC (JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge), he was the First Sergeant for Echo Training Company during the daily training exercises his sophomore year. His junior year he was theNorth Salem garrison commander at JCLC. Also in his junior year he was the company commander of Charlie Company, which earned the Honor Company, Best Service Learning Project, Highest GPA and the Highest Attendance awards. He currently serves as the Battalion Executive Officer.

He has been awarded the American Legion Scholastic Excellence award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars JROTC Citation and Medal award for Outstanding Leadership, the National Sojourners Medal, Rifle Team MVP award and the Superior Cadet Medal. He won cadet of the Quarter the second quarter his freshman year. Alec joined the Air-Rifle team his sophomore year and competed as a Sporter-1 shooter, earning two 1st place medals in marksman and sharpshooter divisions. His Junior year he was moved up to the Precision team and placed 8th at the National JROTC Air Rifle Championship at Camp Parry Ohio. He is currently the Air Rifle Team commander for the 2012-2013 school year.

Grades are very important to him and he currently holds a 4.0 GPA. He has always had an interest in the military and has aspirations of being a leader in the United States Army. He wishes to go toWest PointMilitaryAcademyand become Army Officer. He also wants to go to Air Assault, Airborne and Ranger schools.

Command Sergeant Major Cadet/CSM Taylor Phelps- C/CSM Taylor Phelps was born in Springfield,Oregon and grew up inSalem, Oregon. She attended Englewood Elementary, Mary Eyre Elementary,Houck Middle School, and currently attends, and is a junior at, North Salem High School.Taylor is the daughter of Billy Phelps and Trina Meier, and is the oldest sibling of two brothers.

Taylor has held many positions in the Viking Battalion. As a freshman, she held the position Squad Member. As a sophomore, she was given the position of Assistant Squad Leader and, soon after, was promoted to Cadet Staff Sergeant, serving as a Squad Leader of Bravo Company, 1st platoon, 1st squad. At the end of her sophomore year, she was promoted to Cadet Command Sergeant Major.

Taylor joined the Viking Battalion air rifle team at the beginning of her sophomore year. Throughout the year, she received two silver medals (including one at the Championship Drill Meet) for her performance at the competitions. She will continue to shoot throughout her high school career. At the end of her freshman year,Taylor received multiple ribbons and two medals- the Superior Cadet medal for her work and efforts for the Battalion and the Bronze Military Excellence medal for her Military Excellence. By the end of her sophomore year, she received a collection of ribbons and one additional medal- a medal awarded by Congress for her leadership excellence.

At the end of her sophomore year,Taylor submitted an application for a scholarship to attend the Northwest Youth Leadership Conference. She was awarded the scholarship at the JROTC awards ceremony and attended the conference inTacoma,Washington during the summer of 2011. She has dedicated over one-hundred fifty hours of community service through the Viking Battalion.Taylor is the Battalion Commander’s partner and the proud iron fist of the Battalion.