Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

  • The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to "instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment." JROTC’s mission, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens", is the guide post for the program’s success.

    The U.S. Army’s JROTC program currently operates in more than 1,700 public and private high schools, military institutions, and correctional centers throughout the United States and overseas. Approximately 40% of JROTC programs are in inner city schools, serving a student population of 50% minorities. As JROTC students (Cadets) progress through the program, they experience opportunities to lead other Cadets. A major component of the JROTC leadership and citizenship program is female Cadets. Female Cadets make up 40% of the Cadet population. The JROTC faculty is led by nearly 4,000 instructors who are retired from active duty, reserve duty, or National Guard Army service. Instructors are trained and qualified in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2007 to teach and mentor approximately 314,000 JROTC Cadets annually.


    -program overview usarmyjrotc.com

Raider Challenge
  • We competed in the first ever 5th Brigade Raider Championship in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 6, 2024.  There were 50 teams competing in 3 different divisions: Male/Female/Mixed.  We entered a team in the Mixed Division consisting of 5 males and 5 females. 
    The competition has 5 events: (1) 5K Team Run, (2) Physical Team Test (PTT) consists of carrying 12 water jugs, running through a maze, tires, and a tunnel, carrying a canoe with 150lbs, (3) Obstacle Course consisting of various obstacles such as monkey bars, climbing a 20 ft rope, climbing walls, balancing logs, etc. , (4) Cross Country Rescue consisting of carrying a litter with 100lbs weight, 4 ruck sacks with 25 lbs over walls, through a tire, tunnel, low crawling, (5) Rope Bridge, the teams build it, go across and tear it down.  
    Our team is led by seniors Cadet Captain Miguel Gutierrez and Cadet Captain Janet Watson and members: Cadets Delina Fishaye (sr), Mario Buenrostro (jr), Christopher Cantu (jr), Stephanie Hernandez (jr), Jaqueline Vindel (jr), Xiomara Ahumada (so), Christian Riveros (fr), Jose Torres (fr).
    Results: 1st Place Team 5K Run with a time of 25:40, 1st Place in the PTT Event with a time of 1:51, 2nd Place in the Rope Bridge with a time of 2:51, and 3rd Place Overall. 
JLAB team to Nationals in DC

    Both of our Raider Teams competed this Saturday in Azle against 16 other teams. Congratulations to all the Raiders and for maintaining the winning tradition. 

    • Our COED Team led by Cadet Captains Miguel Gutierrez and Janet Watson led the team to 1st Place finish in all 5 categories, 5K Run, Rope Bridge, Litter Carry, Physical Fitness Test and the Gauntlet, winning the Grand Champion Trophy for the 8th year in the last 9. 

    • Our female team, led by Cadet Stephanie Hernandez, won 1st Place in 4 categories: 5K run, Rope Bridge, Litter Carry, Physical Fitness and 2nd place for the Gauntlet also winning 1st Overall.  


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