The JROTC Department
Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps
The Goal of JROTC
"To motivate young people to become better citizens."
In order to accomplish our goal, JROTC combines classroom instruction and extracurricular activities to promote an awareness of the rights, the responsibilities, and the privileges of citizenship. JROTC curriculum develops a student's sense of personal responsibility, life building skills, and leadership opportunities. JROTC's extra-curricular activities continue to enrich student's lives as they build lifelong connections and further develop their abilities.
JROTC Does Not Recruit For The Military
We believe that the choice to join the military is entirely up to the student and his or her guardians.
Our focus is to prepare students for graduation and for plans that further their life goals beyond high school. We develop young people and orient them positively in preparation for whatever role in life they may choose. It is in this sense that the JROTC program is part of the US Army’s service to the nation and therefore taught by retired Army personnel who have chosen to serve their community. The JROTC program doesn’t recruit students for military service.
JROTC Instructors & Contact Info:
The JROTC curriculum encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects, including:
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Physical Fitness & Nutrition
- First Aid and Drug Abuse Prevention
- History and Citizenship
- Technological Awareness
- Financial Planning
- And MORE!
JROTC awards academic grades, but it’s true measure of success are the young people it motivates to stay in school and stay on track to graduate. This program aids self-esteem development and strives to help students avoid negative influences. Ribbons and Merits of excellence are also rewarded to students who achieve above and beyond expectations. Several national and local organizations also award scholarships to JROTC students who have excelled in academics and decide to pursue further studies in college.
- Act with integrity and personal accountability while leading others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce.
- Engage in civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society.
- Graduate prepared to succeed in post-secondary options and career pathways.
- Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health.
- Value the role of service organizations and the military.
- Established by Congress in 1916, Army Junior ROTC has demonstrated positive results for over a century. Principals, parents, and former cadets consistently endorse the positive impact that JROTC has on the school, the community, and the cadets themselves.
- JROTC was the first extra-curricular activity to be established since the school opened in 1940.
- JROTC cadets generally graduate at a higher rank than a majority of the student body.
- JROTC extra-curricular activities include participation on teams such as Color Guard, Flag Drill team, Drum Corps, Exhibition Drill Team, Drill Platoon, Squad Drill, Archery, and Raiders
- These programs cannot exist without JROTC. Without one of our nation’s leading programs for citizenship, character, and leadership development, Lincoln High School and our community would lose a precious part of its legacy.
JROTC Team Tryout Dates
- Drill Platoon - NA
- Squad Drill - NA
- Color Guard - NA
- Guidon - NA
- Exhibition Drill Team - TBD
- Flag Drill Team - TBD
- Drum Corps - TBD
- Raiders - TBD