JROTC The JROTC Mission:  "To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens" 


    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. 

     SY 2019-20 JROTC Syllabus 


  • Congratulations to Cadet COL Jose Vazquez and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Nakai Cruthirds upon their graduation from Shoemaker High School.  You did an OUTSTANDING job in JROTC in support of the program and your school this past year.  Good luck on all your future endeavors.  Jose received the Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award, the AUSA Leadership Award, the Knights of Columbus Saber Award, the Drill Team MVP Award, and the Academic Excellence Award based on his extreme dedication to the program.  Nakai received the Enlisted Association Award and the Senior Army Instructor Leadership Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the school and her dedication to the JROTC program, the Cadet Battalion Commander and the Senior Army Instructor.

    Vazquez Award        Cruthirds Award

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  • Annual JROTC Awards Announcement:

    Congratulations to the list of Seniors who received an award for the Annual JROTC Awards Ceremony.  The list is posted here due to school not being in session at the campus.  The second page shows the awards to be presented when we return to school later this year (names have been excluded).  See the attached list: Annual JROTC Awards List 

    The program we did not get to hand out: Awards Ceremony Program (1)Awards Ceremony Program (2)

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  • UPDATE:  Next year's cadet leadership slate as of 23 April 2020.  You can find the most up-to-date slating on the Cadet Battalion Task Organization tab on the left side of this webpage.

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  • Congratualtions to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jose Vazquez.  He recently was awarded a 3 Year Army ROTC Scholarship to attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor valued in excess of $133,000 dollars.  Thanks for all your hard work and academic success!


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  • Congratulations to the cadets selected as the 3rd Quarter and 4th Quarter Cadet of the Quarter for SY 2019-20.  Please see the attached:  Cadet of the Quarter Board Results for 3rd and 4th Quarter SY 2019-20.

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