JROTC Acknowledges Contributions of T. Boone Pickens
Upon the passing of renowned oilman T. Boone Pickens, the Fort Worth ISD, and particularly the Junior ROTC Department, acknowledges the important contribution of Mr. Pickens to the Veterans National Education Program.
The Fort Worth ISD partnered with the Veterans National Education Program in 2013 to launch a new Military History curriculum for Junior ROTC students at all the District’s high schools. This program was the first of its kind focusing on military events in history as told through America’s veterans.
“Mr. Pickens was very instrumental in providing his time, resources and his encouragement to the establishment of this vital history program,” said LTC (RET) Richard Crossley, Director of the FWISD JROTC program.
Through the assistance of Mr. Pickens, and others, the V-NEP curriculum, in addition to Texas, is now used in Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Iowa.
Fort Worth ISD students have been able to expand their learning opportunities outside the classroom by taking staff rides to Fort Davis, Fort Concho, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Gettysburg, South Dakota, Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.