Cadet Chain of CommandBattalion Commander: C/LTC Joe GallagherExecutive Officer: C/CPT Jacob KronlundCommand Sergeant Major: C/SGM Alexandria GoldmanStaffS-1 (Administration Officer) - C/2LT Madison GallagherS-2 (Security Officer) - C/2LT Kimberly GarciaS-3 (Operations and Training Officer) - C/2LT Da'Var KnightonS-4 (Supply Officer) - C/CPT Alex MatlalcuatziS-5 (Publicity Officer) - C/SSG Jayla FranklinNorth High School, 2nd BattalionJROTC
The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) is a program of courses, 9th through 12th grades. The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Consequently, the major thrust of the program is good citizenship and all that word implies: integrity, responsibility, and respect for constituted authority, patriotism, effective interpersonal relationships, and communications. The expected learning outcome of the JROTC experience are positive self-images and leadership skills enabling the student to function better in a more demanding arena, civilian or military.
Of course, there is no obligation for future military service. Uniforms are loaned to the cadets on a no-cost basis.
Classes meet daily, like any other course. Tuesdays and Thursdays are usually classroom days. Subjects include first aid, rifle safety and marksmanship, military history, leadership theory, and other sub-courses designed to help students succeed in school and develop as leaders and individuals. Cadets also learn of opportunities available after graduation in military service and of college scholarships.
Wednesdays are Inspection days. Cadets are inspected and graded on preparation of the uniform and their personal appearance. Mondays and Fridays are outdoor classes and feature military drill and sports.
Course # Course Title Credit GradeLevel
5102000 Introduction to Leadership Education/Train I 1.0 09-12
5104000 Intermediate Leadership Education/Train II* 1.0 10-12
5106000 Applied Leadership Education/TrainIII 1.0 11-12
5108000 Advanced Leadership Education/Train IV** 1.0 12
5102000 Leadership Education/Training I 1 credit
This course provides instruction in the meaning of American citizenship, techniques of communication, leadership theory and practice,physical conditioning, first aid, introduction to map reading, overview of citizenship through American history, career opportunities, military drill and ceremonies.
5104000 Leadership Education/Training II 1 credit
PR: Lead. Ed. /Tr. I
A continuation of Leadership Education/Training I. Classes are an integral component of the Corps of Cadets.
5106000 Leadership Education/Training III 1 credit
PR: Lead Ed. /Tr. II
A continuation of Leadership Education/Training II. Classes are an integral component of the Corps of Cadets.
5108000 Leadership Education/Training IV 1 credit
PR: Lead Ed./Tr. IIILeadership Education/Training IV is a self-paced exploratory course open only to seniors. It is designed to provide a wide range of more in-depth military subject matter for students who are focusing on the possibility of military service after graduation, military service academy applicants, ROTC scholarship applicants, military nurse applicants, and Delayed Entry Program (DEP) applicants.Co-curricular activities
PT TeamDecember 7th, 2012 (Pearl Harbor), this group woke up at 1 A.M in order to go and participate in a 12 mile ruck march at ASU. The statistics came out and our high school beat about 70% of the college ROTC cadets who also were participating in the march.Drill TeamThe Drill Team performs Army Drill and Ceremonies. It features male and female teams, with and without drill rifles. The Drill team marches in parades and competes against other JROTC units.
Honor Guard, which present the American and school and state flags at community functions and other ceremonies, are included. Credit is awarded at the end of the year for those cadets participating for the duration of the program.Rifle TeamPR: Pass safety test with 100%
The Rifle Team fires .177 ca. pellet guns and shoots in at least nine matches each year. Cadets must be mature and very responsible. The emphasis is on weapons safety and respect for weapons as well as good marksmanship. In 2011 Pam Ochoa finished 5th in the nation at the Junior Olympics held in Camp Perry, Ohio. In 2012 Alan Rodriguez became only the second shooter in PUHSD history to earn the Junior Distinguished Badge for Air Rifle, he also went on to finish fifteenth out of 2149 shooters at the Army Service Championships in Anniston, Al.Adventure Team
The adventure team is a training club that provides opportunities for competitions and monthly outings that can include campouts, rappelling, rope bridging, orienteering, fitness training, as well as trips to the Grand Canyon, Colorado, California and New Mexico.
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge
JROTC summer camp offers a unique military training experience for selected cadets. This 4 day long program which is conducted at Prescott Pines includes drill, housekeeping, fitness, personal grooming, plus exciting adventures such as rappelling, leadership reaction courses, high ropes confidence course, water sports, survival training and zip lines. Not to mention the dance social.
There are opportunities to learn about the Army through “shadetree” classes and displays, and ample time for socializing and meeting new friends from other places and schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a JROTC cadet obligated to any kind of military service after graduation from school?
No. A lot of cadets never pursue a career in the military. However if a cadet expresses an interest we will make sure that they research, inquire and gather as much information as possible to enable them to make an informed decision...
Does a cadet have to pay for his/her uniform?
No, uniforms are issued by the program. However, if a cadet loses or destroys an issued item, they must pay for it.
Does JROTC cost anything?
No, the program is funded by the Department of Defense. Some extracurricular activities like an annual boat cruise require the cadet to pay, but the course itself is free.
Are we recruiting for the Armed Forces?
NO! We do not recruit for the Armed Forces. However, some of our students do elect to join one of the military services. If they do join, they enter the service with an accelerated promotion
Do I have to wear the uniform?
Cadets are required to wear the uniform once a week. For LET 2,3, and 4s it affects up to 70% of their grade. For Let 1s it only affects 30% of their grades.