I am an Army Junior ROTC cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school, and corps of cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic.
I am the future of the United States ofAmerica.
I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my
actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship
I will work hard to improve my mind
and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the constitution and the American
way of life.
May God grant me the strength to
always live by this creed.
What Is JROTC?
Junior ROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
What JROTC Isn’t
Junior ROTC is not a recruitment tool for the military. The focus is on developing young people and orienting them positively in preparation for graduation and whatever role in life they might choose. Cadets are organized into units along military lines and are taught by retired military personnel, but Junior ROTC does NOT recruit students for military service.
The ARMY JROTC Mission: To motivate young people to be better citizens
This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student, community, and nation.
Leadership Education Training
LET level I students are first-year JROTC students. Throughout the course of the year, they learn about leadership theory and the foundations for success as well as the fundamentals of drill and ceremony. Although LET I cadets rarely hold leadership positions, they advance quickly, beginning as a Private and finishing the year as a Private First Class or even a Corporal.
LET II cadets continue their education in JROTC as they learn more about leadership skills and qualities, the history of JROTC, first-aid, and effective problem-solving techniques. They continue practicing drill and ceremony in formation as they review marching procedures. They’re also given more responsibilities as they are given opportunities to hold leadership positions such as team leaders, squad leaders, platoon sergeants and platoon leaders.
The LET level III students usually hold leadership positions in the platoons. They review the curriculum covered in the first two years of JROTC which allows them to serve as assets to other students. LET III’s are also encouraged to serve as commanders of the Drill team, Rifle team and Color Guard, since their experience in JROTC gives them adequate knowledge of both leadership and drill and ceremony.
LET level IV students are the highest ranked students in JROTC and are given first opportunity to hold a leadership position, primarily on our Command and Staff. Those on Command and Staff are given full responsibility of the battalion with the duty of planning all that the battalion does. There are several different leadership positions available on Command and Staff, each of which has a variety of responsibilities. LET IV students not on Command and Staff are given opportunities to help both the senior JROTC instructors and their cadet commanders by helping keep the offices clean and organized or even teaching a class.
Command and Staff
Command and Staff is a select group of students that has been chosen to be the group of core leaders within the battalion. Command and Staff is set with all the tasks that make the battalion function and they are the people that allow us to participate in events as an entire battalion. Each member of Command and Staff specialize in certain areas of information for which they are responsible. Along with the Battalion Commander, make up the core of the Command and Staff and have the responsibility of organizing and directing the Command and Staff. S-1 organizes the computer files and the JUMS system in the office. S-3 has the task of managing the training schedule for the battalion. They also update the monthly calendar and monitors the unit reports, informing the Command and Staff of any changes. The S-4 is in charge of the supply room. They organize and take inventory of all of the uniforms and equipment and updates the computer system, JUMS, in the supply room. The S-5 is in control of public affairs and spreading the word of JROTC to people. The S- 6 is responsible for all photography and video of all events.
Battalion Commander- James Brown III
Battalion XO- Cortez Toy
Battalion CSM- Darrin Adams
S1- McQuesha Franklin
S2- Samuel Norman
S3- Keonna McNabb
S4- Terry Brown
S5- Aaronecia Bickham
S6- Trinity Richardson
LT. Col. Glen Sutton
SFC Howard Baity