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General Information

JROTC

GRIZZLY BATTALION

“FIGHTING GRIZZLIES”

 

CONTENT

FACULTY

 

 

LTC (R) WILLIAM R. LYNN IV – SAI

 

1SG (R) ROBERT R. THACKER – AI

 

CADET CHAIN OF COMMAND

 

CADET LTC Leah Hopson – BATTALION COMMANDER

CADET MAJ Tate Wieber – EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CADET CSM Gabe Mathis- COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR

CADET CPT Jasmine Hurley – BATTALION S1 (PERSONNEL)

CADET CPT Savanah Reagan – BATTALION S2 (SECURITY/WEATHER)

CADET MAJ Chloe Stratton – BATTALION S3 (OPERATIONS)

CADET CPT Zach Johnson – BATTALION MALE S4 (LOGISTICS)

CADET CPT Hailey Whitworth - BATTALION FEMALE S4 (LOGISTICS)

CADET CPT Cheyenne Shipman – BATTALION S5 (PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

CADET CPT Adison Wieber - BATTALION S6 (AUTOMATION)

 

 

ORACLE

 

(Oracles are special assistants to the SAIs)

CADET LTC-  Tamika Campbell

CADET COL- Haylie Davenport

CADET MAJ- Heather Honjo

CADET MAJ- Chase Thacker

CADET MAJ-  Zack Lee

CADET MAJ-  Zach Johnson

 

 

COMPETITION TEAMS

 

COLOR GUARD - CADET LTC-  Haley Whitworth

DRILL TEAM - CADET MAJ - Chase Thacker

LET 1 DRILL - CADET CPL - N/A

RIFLE TEAM - CADET MAJ - Colby Vineyard

ACADEMIC/LEADERSHIP TEAM - CADET CPT - N/A

VEX ROBOTICS TEAM - CADET CPT - Adison Wieber

 

Time table for Teams

  Advance Drill Exhibition Team Color Gaurd Rifle Vex Robotics Raiders Times

Tuesday

X X X X X X 1515 to 1730
Wednesday X X X X X X 1515 to 1700
Thursday X X X X X X 1515 to 1730

 

* TIME TABLE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 * IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT LTC LYNN OR 1SG THACKER @ 865-828-4214

 

 The MISSION of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program provides Cadets with motivation and skills to remain drug free, graduate from high school, and become successful citizens. This program also instills in high school students the values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

 

Participation in high school JROTC does not obligate the student to any military service. However, if the student is interested in the military service they may qualify for advance placement in college ROTC programs or in the active or reserve components of the Armed Forces. Cadets may be authorized enlistment after high school as a PFC (E-3) if they complete three or more years in JROTC.

 

JROTC instruction minimizes the use of lecture. Instruction hinges on performance-oriented training such as student-centered interactive techniques, debates, small-group discussion, role playing, self-paced modules, and teaching strategies that emphasize student participation in the classroom. The JROTC curriculum is comprised of:

 

1. Citizenship in Action (Introduction to JROTC)

2. Leadership Theory and Application

3. Foundations for Success

4. Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid

5. Geography, Map Skills, and Environmental Awareness

6. Citizenship in American History and Government 7. Rifle Marksmanship and Range Safety

JROTC instruction is presented using the four- phase lesson plan with the instructor facilitating inquiry, research, and application of knowledge gained. The four-phase lesson plan is comprised of the following progressive stages, ideal for the 90 minute block schedule:

 

I. Inquire: Share and communicate what students know about the subject.

II. Gather: Investigate, research, and discover new information on the subject.

III. Process: Practice what is learned through hands-on activities such as calculations, presentations, speeches, and drill.

IV. Apply: Transfer what is learned to real life through practical application.

 

The JROTC program is structured to instill the five competencies in each student. After each class a JROTC student will complete and/or demonstrate at least one of the following competencies:

 

1. Make a Decision

2. Perform a Skill

3. Perform a Service

4. Solve a Problem

5. Create a Product

 

 

Daily demonstration of the competencies will facilitate each student to integrate the following JROTC Core Abilities:

 

1. Build capacity for life-long learning

2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques

3. Take responsibility for actions and choices

4. Do your share as a good citizen in the school, community, country, and the world

5. Treat yourself and others with respect

6. Apply critical thinking techniques

 

* JROTC functions like a regular course and is conducted within normal school hours.

 

* Students may take up to eight semesters of JROTC.

 

* Students that complete at least two (2) semesters of JROTC can substitute for lifetime wellness credit. Those that complete three (3) semesters of JROTC can substitute for financial planning credit.

 

Extracurricular Activities: Color Guard, Drill Team, Raider Team, Rifle Team and Academic/Leadership Team. Whitewater Rafting (Ocoee, Tennessee) in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

* Summer Training: Training opportunities are available for students to participate in the JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC) at Wendell Ford Regional Training Center in Greeneville, KY.

 

Questions or comments regarding Grainger High School JROTC can be directed to the Army Instructors at (865) 828-4214.