• The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:

    • Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
    • Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
    • Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
    • Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
    • Value the role of the military and other service organizations

    With the school’s support, the JROTC program achieves these outcomes by using a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics.

    The curriculum is facilitated and taught by retired Army personnel. Qualified retired Army personnel are employed by the schools to teach the JROTC curriculum. JROTC teacher qualifications are based on military experience, maturity, stability, and leadership acquired over 20 years of service to our nation. To safeguard the viability of the JROTC program, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education endorse the proposition that states recognize that JROTC instructors are certified to teach JROTC and the array of subject areas embedded (e.g., Physical Education, Health/Wellness, Civics, etc.).

  • Cadet Creed

    I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
    I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
    I am loyal and patriotic.
    I am the future of the United States of America.
    I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
    I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
    I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
    I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
    May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
  • JROTC Ranks

    JROTC Cadet Ranks
  • Army Ranks

    Army Ranks
  • Cadet Ribbons

    Medal for Heroism
    Superior Cadet
    Superior Cadet
    Distinguished Cadet
    Academic Excellence
    Academic Achievement
    Perfect Attendance
    Student Government
    Leadership Education and Training
    Superior Instructor
    CPR First Aid
    Distinguished Cadet
    Honor Cadet
    Dai/Sai Instructor Leadership
    Personal Appearance
    Drill Team
    Color | Honor Guard
    Rifle | Marksmanship
    Adventure Training Team
    Good Conduct
    JCLC Participation
    Championship Drill Team
    Raider Team
    Recondo / Rapelling
    Meritorious Actions
    Varsity Athletics
    Physical Fitness
    JROTC Athletics
    Junior Varsity Athletics
    Athletic Service
    School Support
    Community Service
    Service Learning
    Excellent Staff Performance
  • Extracurricular Opportunities

    JROTC involves taking part in many acitivites that occur outside of the regular school day. Here are some of the activities:

    • Parades are a way for the entire battalion to showcase the skills that they have learned throughout the year. Underclassman Cadets showcase their ability to march in a formation and wear their uniform correctly. Upperclassman Cadets showcase their ability to call cadence and command a battalion.
    • The Military Ball is the JROTC equivalent of prom, where cadets are able to relax and have a formal meal celebrating their success as a battalion. It is organized by the senior staff during the school year.
    • The JROTC battalion has a lot of responsibilities during homecoming week. Those include leading the homecoming parade, color guard before the football game, sabre team, and hosting a spirit team at the football game. We encourage all cadets to participate in as many events as they would like to. It’s a great opportunity for our cadets to showcase not only our school spirit, but also our battalion spirit.
    • We collect food for various groups of people in the community during an annual food drive. It is an opportunity to give back to the community and provide help for those who need it.
    • We do a car wash fundraiser. The purpose of the car wash is to raise money for the JROTC program and to offer a service to the community. Car washes are organized by the senior staff. Cadets are separated into teams such as washing and drying so that everyone knows what tasks they have to perform and can stay focused on them.
  • Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge

    JCLC is a camp held annually at Fort Jackson, SC for JROTC cadets. The cadets sent to this camp spend one week in a militaristic environment learning not only how to become better leaders and individuals, but also where their own limitations lie. Through a wide variety of events the cadets are tested physically and mentally to push their own psychological limits to know how much they can truly achieve.

    Some of the many events at JCLC are:

    • Rappelling
    • Canoeing
    • Survival training
    • LOTS of obstacle courses
    • PT tests
    • Company Talent show
    • Rifle ranges
    • Road Marches
  • JROTC Special Teams

    JROTC is made up of a variety of special teams. Below is a brief overview of each team.

    Color/Honor Guard:
    • 2015-2016 Commander - Cadet CSM Sean Mahoney
    • The color guard is made up of a 4 person team consisting of a national flag holder, a state flag holder, and two guards.
    • Color guard is used at the beginning of ceremonies such as: athletic events, award ceremonies, graduations, parades, community outreach events.
    • Color guard practices are held every Tuesday from 2:30-4:00 in room 1106.
    Drill Team:
    • 2015-2016 Commander: Cadet LTC Erik Burnette
    • 2015-2016 Secondary Commander: Cadet SSG Ashlynn Nye
    • Drill team is made up of two squads consisting of seven to eleven cadets including the commander. The drill team consists of one armed and one unarmed squad.
    • Drill Team practice is every Thursday from 2:30-4:00 in room 1106.
    Raider Team:
    • 2015-2016 Commander: Cadet Cpt. Matt Loehr
    • 2015-2016 Secondary Commander: Cadet PFC Piero Caderini
    • The Raider team consists of physical and mental competitions in which cadets compete in a wide variety of events including but not limited to: the modified army PT test, one rope bridge, various obstacle courses, a 5k run, and Litter Carry.
    JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) Team:
    • Led by LTC Mrozek
    • JLAB is an academic-based competition team through the JROTC department. JLAB is divided into two teams: SAT style knowledge and JROTC based knowledge. These teams practice twice a week for several months prior to competition. Practices include studying new topics, review games, practicing against time clocks, and ensuring efficient use of every possible resource. The competition is an online series of questions in which all JROTC departments in the country participate. About three weeks after the competition you receive the results of the competition determining if you have moved to the next round. The first three rounds are the preliminary rounds and are run the same way. For the fourth round, should you make it that far, the entire team is flown up to D.C. to compete in a nationally televised competition of for the top JLAB team in the country as well as numerous scholarships.

JROTC Faculty

For more information about the JROTC program at Garner Magnet High School, please contact our JROTC faculty.
  • Lt. Colonel Mrozek (amrozek@wcpss.net)
  • Sergeant Stigler (wstigler@wcpss.net)
  • JROTC Chain of Command

    Battalion Commander: Ltc. Burnette
    Battalion Executive Officer: Maj. Reynor
    Battalion Command Sergeant Major: Csm. Mahoney
    S-1: Cpt. Davis
    S-2: Cpt. Wrenn
    S-3: Maj. Bumpers
    S-4: Cpt. Moie
    S-5: Cpt. Morrison
    S-6: Cpt. Dixon
    Company Commander: Cpt. Loehr
    Company First Sergeant: 1SG Dixon

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