Former RCHS Eagle Jared Kamer To Serve In Navy

Jared Kamer is shown here at Media Day in 2017. Jared who played tight end and linebacker for Eagles is headed to great lakes to play on a different field. He begins boot camp for the Navy this week.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

2018 Rhea County Graduate and Football Player Head North

March 2019

Spring City, TN — Former RCHS Golden Eagle Football player Jared Kamer heads to Great Lakes for boot camp as he begins six years in the United States Navy on active duty.  Jared might be looking for any early spring as weather in Chicago can be quite frigid this time of year.  Jared chose the Navy over the other services because of what it had to offer .  He is excited to be on his way to a challenging new career.

Jared played tight end and linebacker for the Eagles.  He also played football at Spring City Middle School.  In the Navy he has chosen the Master at Arms path and hopes to use that training for security at TVA or with Police after he leaves the service.  Master at Arms is responsible for law enforcement, regulating duties, security, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection.  Jared will enter boot camp as E2.  After boot camp, Jared will continue his training at the Naval Technical Training Center Joint Base located in San Antonio, Texas.

Navy Boot Camp, which last eight weeks, is one of the most “classroom-intensive” of the four primary military services, so recruits are encouraged to prepare in advance, so they won’t have to struggle with when the stress that comes with boot camp.  As a former Navy man myself, I will say there is stress.  Welcome to the world of “Yes Sir”, “No Sir” and snapping to attention.

I asked Jared what his favorite memory of football was and Jared said, “My favorite memory was watching Jake York make “the Miracle Touchdown“ and getting to see how the crowd was hyped up and how all of the football team was hyped.  It was a great memory.”

All those with the Rhea County Football family wish Jared the best.  Thanks in advance for your service.  We really appreciate all those who serve their country.

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