Check out this great video from the JROTC Pass in Review on May 20, 2022
JROTC Broward Raider Meet Spirit Award for Coral Springs, AFJROTC , held October 16, 2021 at Everglades High School!
THE MISSION OF THE JROTC SUPPORT ASSOCIATION IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND FUNDS TO THE JROTC CADETS IN BROWARD COUNTY TO FURTHER ENABLE THEM TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE, TENACIOUS AND DISCIPLINED CITIZENS.
Loretta Young, President
Cassandra Comforti, Vice President
Jacki Yasin, Treasurer.
Major General (RET) George "Steve" Read, US Army
COL (RET) James Armstrong
LTC (RET) Kim Harrell
I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, schools and the Corps of Cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic.
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.
The United States Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. JROTC was established in the Broward County Public Schools District in 1973. The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. 28 of the 34 Broward County Public High Schools has an active JROTC program.
Broward County Public Schools has 20 Army,
2 Marine, 5 Navy JROTC, and 3 Air Force JROTC programs with a yearly average total JROTC enrollment of approximately 7,650 students per school year. The JROTC core curriculum prepares young men and women to be better citizens and leaders in their post secondary education or in the work place. Broward County Public School District JROTC instructors encourage cadets to pursue a college education as the option of first choice. Of the students remaining in JROTC for four years, over 90% attend college; 05% enter the workforce; and 5% join the Armed Forces.
To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
To develop leadership potential, while working cooperatively with others.
To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
To develop mental management abilities.
The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.
The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military content.
JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1645 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 281,000 cadets with 4,000 professional instructors in the classrooms.