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The Mission of JROTC: To Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens

JROTC can improve performance not only in high school but also in college or the future workplace. When a college or employer accepts a JROTC cadet, they know they're getting a good citizen with strong motivation who's willing to work hard.

JROTC cadets are leaders, as well as team players, who solve problems, exhibit solid character and demonstrate productivity.

JROTC instructors are committed to guiding youth. They follow a high personal standard and teach by example. The program is an apprenticeship where the instructor is a positive role model for young people today who are seeking direction, guidance, values and a purpose for their lives. Cadets develop inner strengths like integrity, dependability and self-discipline. They leave the program with confidence; respect for others and themselves; and with an assuredness about who they are, patterned after the strength and decency of their instructors.

State-approved substitute core graduation credits in Lifetime Wellness, PE, Personal Finance, and US Government can be awarded through the JROTC curriculum.

JROTC Teaches Students the Following Life Skills:

  • Citizenship
  • American History
  • How Government Works
  • Our Constitution
  • Wellness
  • First Aid
  • Preventing Drug Abuse
  • Effective Oral/Written Communications
  • Technology Awareness
  • Career Opportunities
  • How To Read A Map
  • Current Events
  • Personal Finance

 

Extracurricular Activities Include:

  • Academic Team
  • Color Guard
  • Drill Team
  • Raider Team
  • Rifle Team
  • Military Ball
  • Adventure Training
  • Land Navigation
  • JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) with rappelling, team sports, confidence/obstacle courses, and water safety training

School-Based JROTC Links:

ARMY

AIR FORCE

NAVY

 

Contact Information:

COL. Tom McConnell, US Army, Ret.

Director of Army Instruction (DAI)
Office: (423) 209-5485
Email: mcconnell_t@hcde.org

 

 

1SG. James Maida, US Army, Ret.

Training & Operations NCO
Office: (423) 209-5486
Email: maida_james@hcde.org

 

 

MSG. Johnny Manis, US Army, Ret.

Military Property Specialist
Office: (423) 209-5489
Email: manis_johnny@hcde.org

 

 

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