Cadets Undergo Ropes Course At Signal Mountain

Saturday, July 15, 2017
The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Southeast Tennessee Trainings conducted a nine-day training on the Cumberland Plateau. Naval Sea Cadets from all over the United States arrived at Signal Mountain to participate in the "Rescue Ropes Operation's" course.  

Pat Wagner is the owner and lead instructor of Mountain Rope Safety Courses (MRSC), a small school located on Signal Mountain. She has conducted trainings all over the United States for over 30 years.
 

Lt. Cmr. Stacy Kehoe was the Commanding Officer of the Training Contingent from the USNSCC Hurricane Division located in East Brainerd. Other officers included LTJG Lacey Hoover, INST Josh Hoover, and INST Jacob Abott. 
 
Together in partnership with Mountain Rope Safety Courses, Inc., 16 cadets, from ages 14 to 18, became Certified Rope Operators through the state of Tennessee.  They had a written test plus a hands-on field test at Edward's Point on Signal Mountain.


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