Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) serves as a character and leadership development program with the mission to motivate young people to be better citizens. High school students enrolled in JROTC are called “Cadets.”
The vision is to provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.
Lieutenant Colonel Greg Hoover
Phone: 615.472.4451 x3455
Seargent Major Daniel Moore
Phone: 615.472.4451 x3453
The Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recognized Allison Segard as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet of the Year at their convention on April 1, in Johnson City, TN.
Allison entered and won the local chapter contest by submitting an essay, “How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen”. Allison was presented with a $100 check at the chapter level. The state society presented her with a check for $1000.
Allison’s essay now goes to the national competition.
Congratulations to Allison!
Our JROTC raider team competed in two meets the past two Saturdays: the Williamson County Commando Challenge at the Boxwell Scout Reservation on April 2, and the “Bison Blitz” at Station Camp High School. The raider team consists of team work, physical endurance, and military skills (knot tying, land navigation, first aid). The cadets had a great time at both events (two even attended the prom). The large vehicle is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle belonging to the Gallatin Police Department (SWAT Team). The MRAP weighs 14 tons (28,000 pounds).
Six JROTC cadets competed in a fencing competition Friday evening against fencing teams from Ravenwood and the Nashville Fencing Club. Congratulations to Jonathan Garrett (foil) and Andrew Hendrickson (epee), who medaled by winning their first match. Congratulations also to Austin Hookassian, who placed first overall in epee.
Mega-congratulations to Cadet Allison Segard! She won the state-wide Outstanding JROTC Cadet Award from the Sons of the American Revolution! She will receive an award and $1000 at the state convention in April – way to go, Allison!
Our drill team, color guard, and fitness team all competed against 20 schools at a regional meet. All cadets did a super job. The fitness team of John H., Elliott B., Taylor S., and Michael S. placed 3rd out of 27 teams! They did five minutes of sit ups, kettle bell swing, lungers, and burpee’s (continuous repetitions, one cadet at a time).
23 cadets competed in the 8th annual all services Commando Challenge at the Boxwell Scout Reservation on 24 October. Commando Challenge is a six event, all day competition testing military skills and physical endurance.
The cadets participated with two teams, and ten of the participants were freshmen. They competed against 16 schools and over 30 teams from around the Southeast.
The cadets ran, crawled, jumped, rappelled, climbed – all did a great job.