Dear Parents, Cadets, and Students I am Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ian Knight. I am the Patriot Battalion Commander for the 2013-2014 school year. I would like to be the first to welcome you to the Miramar Patriot Battalion. Let me assure you that I will do everything in my power to make this program enjoyable and I encourage you to be motivated towards this program. In this program as you may or may not know is a program to teach you leadership and it is dedicated to make you a better citizen. I have high expectations for the leadership of this Battalion and I will, through them and with the help of all of you, make it a successful year. I hope that when you leave here you will leave with a new sense of leadership and I hope this program will give you the tools you need to be successful in you life. The staff this year is full of energy and new ideas that will lead this Battalion towards success. I ask for your support and motivation, if you have any ideas bring them up to your leadership and they will bring them up to me. The only way we will succeed is if we can work as a team, as a unit, as one. Remember, we are going for the gold.
-Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Janelly Espinoza