Lieutenant Colonel(LTC) Scott Gray and three cadets, Mikayla Morris, Andrew Longinotti, and Mikaylieah Holly, were invited to speak at the Civitans meeting on January 18, 2018. Mikayla spoke on the history and current events in JROTC. Andrew spoke on college and scholarships, leadership and the way ahead or future of JROTC. Mikaylieah spoke on education and JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). JCLC is a 5-day summer camp where the Cadets learn Leadership, teamwork, first aid and many other aspects of the JROTC program. LTC Gray spoke some on the overall JROTC program from the Brigade and Cadet Command point of view. He also showed an 11-minute video about the ROTC program from its beginnings in 1906 to the present.
The JROTC mission is to “Motivate young people to be better Citizens.” JROTC’s purpose is to help prepare cadets for college or to enter the workforce. Some cadets will go into college ROTC and be commission a 2nd Lieutenant in the Officer Corps. Not everyone wants to go to college or join the workforce, but instead, some want to join a branch of service as an enlisted member of the armed services. If that is the path the cadet wants to follow, we will assist with answering questions and giving direction. JROTC is an excellent way to jump start your future.