JROTC Overview

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DIRECT PHONE LINE:  (229) 401-2514

 Contact: MAJ Cedric Felton 229-276-3430 ext. 2092  Email  feltoce@crispschools.org

 CSM James Jackson 229-276-3430 ext. 2091 Email   jajackson@crispschools.org

JROTC Clerk Carol Singletary 229-276-3430 ext. 2090 Email csingletary@crispschools.org

 Hello Students and Parents,

Welcome to the Crisp County High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cougar Battalion web page. We hope the information provided here will provide an understanding of the program, our goals, and objectives, as well as what a participating student can expect to experience when taking JROTC courses.  We are excited about many planned activities for this school year.

Junior ROTC - The Army's Service to America
Junior ROTC is an elective high school course taught by retired military personnel at selected private and public high schools in the United States and its territories. It is also taught abroad through the Department of Defense Dependents School System, which primarily serves the dependents of military personnel stationed overseas.

The JROTC Curriculum
The curriculum, taught by retired military professionals, encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects, including:

Communication Skills                                                                          Leadership 
Physical Fitness                                  First Aid, Drug Abuse Prevention 
History, Citizenship                                                  Technology Awareness 
...and many others

Junior ROTC grades students similar to core academic classes, but its true measures of success are the young people it motivates to stay in school and graduate. It also develops the personal confidence and pride in self to avoid drugs and other negative peer pressures and attain life skills that enhance success after graduation.

Established by Congress in 1916, Army Junior ROTC has demonstrated over the decades that it works! Junior ROTC Cadets generally graduate from high school at a higher rate than the school as a whole, and principals, parents, and former cadets consistently endorse the positive impact that Junior ROTC has had on the school, the community and the cadets themselves

Motivate and Develop Young People
To motivate and develop young people is the goal of Junior ROTC.  To accomplish this goal, it combines classroom instruction and extracurricular activities oriented on attaining an awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship; developing the student's (Cadet's) sense of personal responsibility; building life skills; and providing leadership opportunities.

What Junior ROTC is not ...
Cadets are organized into units along military lines and are taught by retired military personnel, but Junior ROTC does not recruit students for military service. Instead, its focus is on developing young people and orienting them positively in preparation for whatever role in life they might choose. It is in this sense that Junior ROTC is part of the Army's service to the nation.

The ARMY JROTC Mission
 -- This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimuli for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student, community, and nation.

LET I-II -- The mission of Leadership Education and Training (LET) is to motivate first-year JROTC cadets to be better citizens. To accomplish this purpose, the text discusses citizenship, leadership, and a number of other courses designed to help the cadets succeed in high school and after graduation. Cadets wear uniforms one time each week. Extracurricular activities include: Providing color guards, participating in community parades, drill and rifle teams.

LET III-IV -- The second year of Leadership Education and Training provides more details about leadership situations. The program is split into units including Techniques of Communication, Leadership, Cadet Challenge, Leadership Lab, First Aid, Map Reading, History, Your American Citizenship, Career Opportunities, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.

LET V-VI -- The third year of Leadership Education and Training provides still more leadership situations. In this year students will not only be more involved as teachers and leaders within the cadet battalion, but they will also do more independent studies in the areas of communication, leadership, first aid, history, map reading, career opportunities, and technology awareness. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.

LET VII-VIII --Fourth-year cadets are responsible for the daily cadet administration and perform as commanders and staff officers.  They act as assistant instructors in some subject areas for other JROTC classes.  They continue to develop their leadership skills and plan special unit events such as the military ball or the annual awards banquet.

Upon completion of three successful years (LET VI) in JROTC, Cadets will receive a graduation cord; symbolizing course completion

JROTC Activities

  • Raider Team

  • JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB)

  • Mock Trial Team

  • Cyber Team

  • Rifle Team

  • Drill Team

  • Color Guard

  • Parking Detail

  • JROTC Cadet and Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

  • Field Trips

  • College Visits

  • National Leadership Challenge


The Crisp County High School JROTC program completed JPA inspection by the 6th Brigade. The unit retained its Gold Star Status which means it is an Honor Unit of Distinction. Only 10% of high schools in Georgia have attained this status.  JROTC units are inspected every 4 years. Congratulations CCHS JROTC!