Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a congressionally mandated program that focuses on the youth-oriented mission of “Motivating Young People to be Better Citizens”. It is one of the largest youth programs in the world with more than 310,000 high school students participating annually while enrolled in over 1,700 secondary educational programs and encompasses a myriad of teaching goals focused on leadership, teamwork, character education, personal responsibility, a sense of accomplishment, and service to the community and nation. Two of the most important assets for JROTC are the Cadets/students and the nearly 4,000 instructors who lead, guide, and mentor their Cadets.
JROTC has many events that cadets may participate in and volunteer for. Some of the events we offer are: assistance at home football games, Compass Rose event, Red Cross Blood Drive assistance, Davidson County Fair Parking, marching in the Davidson County Veteran's Day Parade, providing a Color Guard at many community events, and more! We also have two competition teams: Raiders (an athletic and outdoor skills competition) and our Drill Team (precision marching drills). If you have any photos that you would like to share please send them to LTC Nichols (USA Retired) at email@example.com
The JROTC Department is involved in all home football games. Cadets work during the first half of the game monitoring gates and assisting teachers and coaches around the field. We also provide a Color Guard at the beginning of each game. After the game the cadets clean the bleachers for the school.
Compass Rose is a voluntary event cadets where cadets work at a corporate picnic as a fund raiser for the department. On the first day (a Friday afternoon) cadets help set up the activities and that Saturday they help host the activities. At the end of the second day cadets put up all equipment and are invited to watch the fireworks.
During the Davidson County Fair cadets assist the Kawanis Club by directing cars to parking spaces. This is a fund raising event for the department and is also credited as community service for the cadets.