The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to become better citizens. JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. It is a program in most of the schools in the United States. This program teaches seven army values, which are:
- -Selfless Service
- -Personal Courage
Congratulations to the Charger Battalion Drill Team for Dominating the Drill state competition for the fifth year in a row!!!
The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to become better citizens. This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimuli for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student, community, and nation.
February 23- Informal inspection
March 3 - State Qualifiers(NMB)
March 31 - Army Nationals(KENTUCKY)
April 14 - States (Lakeland, FL)
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 of the American way of life. May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
WHO ARE WE?
The Reserve Officer Training Corps was organized under the authority of the National Defense Act of 1916. The JROTC was established at North Miami Beach Senior High School in 2001, with Major Rountree (RET), Sergeant First Class Serrano and Sergeant First Class Harris as the Army Instructors. In 2006, Sergeant First Class Marquez joined the battalion as an army instructor and took SFC Harris' place. More recently we have also added First Sergeant Baumer to our cadre.
We are a program based on self-development within a military framework that includes classroom instruction from Monday through Friday. The course contains leadership labs, guest speakers, physical training, and discussions. There is absolutely no military obligation but students who desire to pursue military service can go into the armed forces with 1 or 2 advanced ranks. If going to college, they are eligible for advanced placement and scholarships in college ROTC.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We have a wide range of activities including: drill teams (armed and unarmed), Raiders (physical fitness team), Colorguard, parade participation, summer camp for selected cadets, an annual PT battle and military ball, fundraising, escorting and community service. Cadets compete against schools across the nation at the state and national level. Cadets also learn how to work with all types of people and how to be a leader in the real world.
-Responsiveness to constituted authority
-Appreciation of the role of the US Army
-Knowledge of military customs and skills
-Appreciation of physical fitness and exercise
The uniform is issued to the cadets for free. They are property of the United States Army, but loaned to Miami-Dade County Public Schools through bonds. It is a responsibility of the cadets to maintain their own uniforms. This includes laundering, dry cleaning, and any minor repairs. Cadets must return their uniforms at the end of the year or if and when a cadet is dropped from the JROTC program. The uniform is worn with pride the last day of each week.
Cadets periodically earn awards for excellence in areas of JROTC extracurricular activities, or in overall achievement. Cords, arcs, and metals are all types of awards worn by our cadets. The most common type of award is in the form of a colorful ribbon worn on the left side of the uniform. Over the course of the year, prominent cadets become candidates for promotion to higher rank and greater responsibility.
-Honor Unit with Distinction
-2006 National Champions at National High School Drill Competition
-2007 - 2011 Five Time State drill team champions
-Over 500 events successfully completed
-Cadets who have made the honorary Principal's Hall of Fame
-Current enrollment of nearly 400 cadets
-2008-2009 National Color Guard Champions
-2010-2011 National Color Guard Champions
-1 Cadet at West Point and 4 Cadets at Norwich University
-Army National Champions
North Miami Beach Senior High School
1247 NE 167st
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone: 305-949-8381 ext. 2412
First Sergeant Baumer
Sergeant First Class Marquez