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Today our JROTC cadets put on an amazing Veteran’s Day assembly. The cadets organized the whole thing. They asked Master Sergeant Kevin Boughton to speak to our students at the assembly.

    Master Sergeant Kevin Boughton joined the US Army in 1985 and was assigned to the 2/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his tour with the Airborne he was assigned as a drill sergeant, training new recruits. He later served in the Army Reserve and then joined the Utah National Guard as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group. He currently serves as a teacher at the Master Leader Course at Camp Williams, Utah. He is a former Provo School District teacher, having taught 5th grade at Joaquin Elementary for seven years. He is married and has three children.
    Master Sergeant Boughton spoke about the differences between leading with intimidation and inspiration. He said many times intimidation is used but leading by inspiration is more powerful. He spoke about the late Major Brent Taylor, from Utah, who was recently killed in Afghanistan. He spoke on his life and legacy. Master Sergeant Boughton told stories of Major Taylor  and the impact he had on so many lives. He said Major Taylor truly lead by inspiring anyone who came into contact with him. Master Sergeant Boughton did an amazing job speaking to our students and truly inspired everyone in the audience.

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