"To motivate young people to become better citizens."
Welcome to Crawford High School's Army JROTC (Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps) program. Our JROTC program has been honored with the Army's highest designation of Honor Unit with Distinction. JROTC promotes graduation from high school and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, school, and community. What students learn in JROTC will provide a bridge for motivating young people to higher levels of academic and work standards by developing the skills necessary for success.
Enrollment into JROTC is no different than any other academic credit course. Freshmen and sophomores can enroll in JROTC instead of PE and receive academic credit, but physical education is still a major part of the curriculum. Juniors and seniors may enroll in JROTC for elective credit.
JROTC Cadets embark on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of their high school career. In JROTC, cadets will be given the chance to participate in their education and will learn to be better citizens. The program provides cadets with tools and skills they can use to succeed in high school and, more importantly, in life.
- Student cadets gain the opportunity to enjoy JROTC and receive academic credit.
- Learn to appreciate the ethical values that underlie good citizenship.
- Develop leadership potential and learn to live and work cooperatively with others.
- Hone communicative and logical skills both orally and in writing.
- Improve and maintain physical fitness and good health.
- Understand methods of resisting negative peer pressure and learn to support others.
- Advance mental management abilities.
- Familiarize with military history as it relates to America's culture and to the history, purpose, and structure of the military services.
- Comprehend the importance of a high school graduation to a successful future.
- Learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
- Participate in numerous District-wide events throughout the school year, including Cadet Picnic, Cadet Ball, Drill competitions, various physical challenges, and academic competitions.
- Support the community through Color Guard presentations, parades, drill performances, and workforce support as ushers and guides for special events.
- Student cadets gain the opportunity to become part of a family-atmosphere organization.
- Student cadets get encouraged to maintain high grades and pursue a higher education.
- Attend an outward-bound experience through the Summer Leadership Camp. At no cost to the cadet, they may learn valuable leadership skills while also participating in such events as rock-climbing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, and environmental awareness.
Frequently asked questions about JROTC
Q: Is a JROTC cadet obligated to any kind of military service after graduation from school?
A: No, JROTC does not have ANY military obligation after graduation. In fact, the vast majority of our cadets gain valuable leadership skills but do not pursue a career in the military.
Q: How do I enroll and get academic credit?
A: Students should discuss enrollment with their counselor. Cadets may earn PE credit through JROTC during 9th and 10th grade; elective credit is available during 11th and 12th grade.
Q: Does a cadet have to pay for his/her uniform?
A: No, uniforms are issued by the program. However, if a cadet loses or destroys an issued item, they must pay for it.
SAI: 1st SGT Abraham Anderson
AI: SFC Alvin Coleman
Battalion Commander: Elijah Garcia
Honor Unit with Distinction