The JROTC Department

The JROTC Department

Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps

The Goal of JROTC:
"To motivate young people to become better citizens."

JROTC Photo



In order to accomplish our goal, JROTC combines classroom instruction and co-curricular activities to promote an awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship. JROTC curriculum develops a student's sense of personal responsibility, life building skills, and leadership opportunities. JROTC's co-curricular activities continue to enrich students' 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.

The Curriculum
The JROTC curriculum encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects, including:

  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Physical Fitness & Nutrition
  • First Aid and Drug Abuse Prevention
  • History and Citizenship
  • Technological Awareness
  • Financial Planning
  • And MORE!

JROTC awards academic grades, but its true measure of success is 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.

Program Outcomes:

  • 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.

More Information:

  • 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 co-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 co-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. 
Colonel Paz and Master Sargent Lagat

 

JROTC Instructors & Contact Info:

Colonel Antonio Paz paza@sfusd.edu

Master Sergeant Marieta Lagat lagatm@sfusd.edu

JROTC Team Tryout Dates

Fall Teams

  • Drill Platoon - TBD
  • Squad Drill - TBD
  • Color Guard - TBD
  • Guidon       - TBD

Spring Teams

  • Exhibition Drill Team - TBD
  • Flag Drill Team - TBD
  • Drum Corps - TBD
  • Raiders - TBD

This page was last updated on September 29, 2022