John Banuelos has been appointed to the position of Academy Sergeant, taking on one of the most important roles on the team. The annual academy classes are the first in-depth experience new team members have with CoCo SAR. Instilling a positive attitude in our new recruits, while training them in the skills necessary to find people and save lives, is critical to our long-term success, and sets the foundation for team culture. As more than half of us have experienced directly, John has been a key contributor to our academy classes for the last several years as Academy Corporal. As a team, we are privileged to have John take on such a critical role.