Congratulations to the 123rd!

We are proud to welcome Seth Bakes, Joe Bruno-Metzger, and Aleksandra Pirog as the newest members of our company. All three have proven themselves during Candidate Term and are ready to take on the responsibility of performing as B-12 cadre and training the next group of candidates.

Although they have completed Candidate Term, their training has really just begun. The 123rd will be replacing the three departing Seniors who have run the company for the last several years, so they have some big shoes to fill. The first step is to participate over the summer in B-12 Member Training, which is a set of didactic and practical modules taught mostly by B-12 alumni and other assets during the time the senior B-12 members are away at LDAC, CTLT, and other military schools.

Member training is designed to take successful new members, who have already demonstrated their resolve through Candidate Term, and turn them into operationally proficient B-12 cadre members. Due to the company’s small size and the ambitious nature of its training operations, each operational member must be completely capable and reliable; thus Member Training is serious, intensive, and thorough. Ultimately, the program produces B-12 members who are capable of performing each task and role they might be assigned during a B-12 operation, and who are significantly more prepared to successfully handle leadership positions in B-12, ROTC, and the military.