Army JROTC

  •  Fountain Fort Carson Army JROTC

    Awarded the Honor Unit with Distinction since 1998

    Home of the:

    • 2015, 2016 NRA Sectionals Sporter Standing National Champions
    • 2017 National (Western) JROTC Army Service Champions (Sporter)
    • 2017 National (Western) JROTC Army Service Champions (Precision)
    • 2015 National Junior Olympic Championship 3PAR Silver Medal
    • 2014, 2017 U.S. Army Junior National Championship 3PAR Silver Medal
    • 2016 National Rifle Association Standing Sporter National Record
    • 2013, 2014, 2015 Civilian Marksmanship Program 3P Air 3x10 National Record
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 National Championship Qualifier
    • 2016 JROTC National Championship Qualifier
    • 2012, 2013, 2014 U.S. Army Colorado Junior State Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Colorado State JROTC State Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 CMP Colorado State Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 CMP Colorado Junior Olympic Champions
    • 2013, 2014, 2016 Rocky Mountain Regional CMP Cup Champions
    • 2014, 2015, 2016 NRA Colorado Sectional  3P (Sporter) Air Rifle Champions
    • 2014, 2015, 2016 CMP Home of Heroes Champions
    • 2015, 2018 1st Place Color Guard—Rocky MTN Regionals
    • 2015, 2018 1st Place Regulation—Rocky MTN Regionals
    • 2015 1st  Place 4 Man Exhibition—Rocky MTN Regionals
    • 2015, 2018  1st Place 2 Man Exhibition—Rocky MTN Regionals
    • 2015, 2018 1st Place 1 Man Exhibition—Rocky MTN Regionals
    • 2014-15 2nd place Cyberpatriot VII Gold Tier All Service Category
    • 2015-16 2nd place Cyberpatriot VIII Open and All Service Division State Competition
    • 2016-17 1st Place Cyberpatriot IX All Service Division Gold Tier
    • 2017 Colorado JROTC and CMP State Precision Champions
    • 2018 2nd Place Unarmed Drill Team -- Rocky MTN Regionals

    The Trojan Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has earned a top score in a rigorous inspection by the United States Army Cadet Command.The unit must achieve above a 97 percent score required to earn the Honor Unit With Distinction designation. Less than 10 percent of all high school JROTC programs throughout the country qualify for the Honor Unit With Distinction level. The comprehensive evaluation included a cadet-led Command Staff briefing, personal appearance inspection of the cadet corps, demonstrations of basic knowledge of JROTC subjects, and a drill and ceremonies evaluation. The Honor Unit With Distinction awarded is signified by the Gold Star, which is worn above the right pocket.

     LTC TATOM

    LTC(Retired) John Tatom

    Senior Army Instructor

    Phone : 719-382-1666

    e-mail: jtatom@ffc8.org

    LET 1 Instructor

    Raider Team Coach

     

     SGM SMITH

    SGM(Ret) Rodney Smith

    Phone : 719-382-1666

    e-mail: rsmith@ffc8.org

    LET 2 Instructor

    Marksmanship Coach

    SGM MAISON

    SGM(Ret) Herbert Maison

    Phone : 719-382-1666

    e-mail: hmaison@ffc8.org

    LET 3-4 Instructor

    Military Property Custodian

    JLAB, CyberPatriot and Drill Team Coach

    Competition Coordinator

     

     

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is the Department of Defense's (DOD) largest youth development program.

    JROTC serves as a character and leadership development program for our nation’s high school students. High school students enrolled in JROTC are called “Cadets.” There are approximately 314,000 Cadets enrolled in JROTC in over 1,700 high schools, led by 4,000 retired Army Instructors.

    Our mission: “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”

    The JROTC Creed: 

    • 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 and the American way of life.
    • May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

    Our Purpose: Our curriculum prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

    Collaboration: In the production of this curriculum the JROTC Directorate has incorporated the latest educational theories used in secondary education. National Secondary School standards have been linked to each chapter to show a cross-connection with this curriculum and the standard curriculum taught in high school. Consultants were used to validate the changes. Other commercially available materials have been incorporated and many times the authors of these programs have customized them for the JROTC program.

    These organizations and programs are:

    • Wisconsin Instructional Design System, (WIDS), an educational organization, wrote Competencies and linked SCANS and National Standards.
    • Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.
    • The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also uses Dr. Dunn’s lesson format, and provides all material for the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP).
    • Winning Colors (WC) by Stefan Nielson and Shay Thoelke of Aeon Communications, Inc., has been used in schools and corporations as a present time behavioral observation indicator that is readily understandable.
    • Unlocking Your Potential (UYP), a youth motivational program from Edge Learning Institute, Inc, is incorporated in many lessons and is used as additional elective material.
    • Chief Justice, the author worked closely with the JROTC to add this active learning program that addresses the judicial branch.
    • Prevention of Sexual Harassment, by Will Interactive, Inc., was developed for the Army to create an awareness of sexual harassment in a unit. It is available for use by the Junior ROTC cadets at the discretion of the Junior ROTC instructors. It emphasizes the importance of Army values.
    • Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.
    • The lesson format is an accepted standard and was provided by Dr. Steven Dunn, author of Brain Compatible Learning for the Block. Dr. Dunn provided training to curriculum work groups and writers and assisted the in the review of the lessons.
    • Written Communication for Sergeants, developed by Susan Hughes is an excellent resource for students to learn writing skills and to prepare for the written portion of the SATs.
    • The Success Profiler, is integrated in this Program of Instruction in cooperation with the Conover Company. It is designed to measure and improve emotional intelligence.
    • You the People (YTP), has been incorporated into the program and the author has worked with the writers to integrate the process into the lessons. Additional materials are also provided.
    • Interactive Nights Out 2, produced by Will Interactive, Inc., is integrated into the Drug Awareness lessons.
    • Lions-Quest is a comprehensive, values based, program that focuses on a positive prevention approach and a broad range of life skills that can be consistently taught and reinforced. Lions-Quest Service Learning is a teaching strategy that facilitates skills-based classes and the successful execution of a service-learning program.

     

    JROTC Special Teams:

    CyberPatriots 

    Drill Team (Color Guard)

    Raider Team

    Rifle Team

      

    Events We Host:

    • Colorado 3-PAR JROTC State Championship Cup.
        • Over 44 awards will be presented.
    • Rocky Mountain Regional CMP Cup and CO CMP 3PAR Junior Championship (First Weekend of December-Annually)
      •   Over 70 awards will be presented.
    • Ronald J. Tucker Memorial Open Air Rifle Virtual Match-suspense date 28 February, guidelines posted  (Match Program Published)
    • National NRA SPORTER 3-POSITION AIR RIFLE Junior Indoor Sectionals (moved to Abraham Lincoln HS, Denver)
    •  Colorado 3 PAR Junior Olympic Championships
      • Email Herb Maison hmaison@ffc8.org or Robert Tyler eagle3tyler@gmail.com. All fees are to be paid during registration on the day of the match. Checks should be made out to “Robert Tyler, CMP Director”.The entry fee is $10 per individual competitor.  No Team fees for this match as it is included in the $10.
    • Pikes Peak Raider Challenge. Click for details and results.
      • Pikes Peak Regional Raider Challenge is the first weekend of May (email hmaison@ffc8.org for more info)
    • Annual Blood Drive is hosted in April. Come donate to keep us the TOP PROGRAM of COLORADO!! 
      • Email hmaison@ffc8.org for forms and details. Public support is strongly encouraged!!

     

    JROTC Annual Events we Participate in:

    • Labor Day Parade-Fountain
    • Pancake Breakfast-Fountain
    • September 11th Remembrance Ceremony                                                                                     
    • Retiree Appreciation Day
    • Veterans Day Parade-Colorado Springs
    • Blood Drive                                                             
    • Cadet Boards
    • Military Ball
    • Awards Ceremony
    • Drill Meets
    • Rifle Matches
    • Community Support Events (Color Guard, Service Learning, and more)

     

    Cadet Tools

    Award Details-a reference on how to earn a particular program award

    Beret-how to set up and shape your Beret

    Cadet Student Pack-Electronic set of student resources that support instruction

    Cadet Reference Manual

    Duties and Responsibilities-Leader and Staff Duties and Responsibilities

    Trojan Ribbon Sorter-use this tool to ensure your ribbons are set up correctly on your uniform

    Trojan Battalion SOP-Standard Operating Procedures

    Uniform Setup Guide-Female-a tool to assist in setting up your uniform

    Uniform Setup Guide-Male-a tool to assist in setting up your uniform

     

    Links

    JROTC Scholarship Information

    College Options Foundation

    JROTC Drills, Competitions, and Academic Bowls

    Trojan's Wall of Heroes

    Classroom Syllabus

    Uniform Setup Information

    Trojan Marksmanship Program

    Ronald J Tucker Memorial Open Air Rifle Match

    ACT and SAT Preparation

    Distance Learning

    Financing College

    Scholarship Opportunities

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  • JROTC Program Information

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high schools that teaches students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:

    • Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
    • Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
    • Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
    • Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
    • Value the role of the military and other service organizations

    With the school’s support, the JROTC program achieves these outcomes by using a world-class 21st Century, technology driven, student centered curriculum. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics.

    JROTC History

     

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” JROTC’s mission, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”, is the guide post for the program’s success.



    The U.S. Army’s JROTC program currently operates in more than 1,700 public and private high schools, military institutions, and correctional centers throughout the United States and overseas. Approximately 40% of JROTC programs are in inner city schools, serving a student population of 50% minorities. As JROTC students (Cadets) progress through the program, they experience opportunities to lead other Cadets. A major component of the JROTC leadership and citizenship program is female Cadets. Female Cadets make up 40% of the Cadet population. The JROTC faculty is led by nearly 4,000 instructors who are retired from active duty, reserve duty, or National Guard Army service. Instructors are trained and qualified in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2007 to teach and mentor approximately 314,000 JROTC Cadets annually.

    Since 2005, the U.S. Army JROTC program has been accredited as a Special Purpose Program by the national accrediting agency known as AdvancED (www.advanc-ed.org). JROTC curriculum provides equitable and challenging academic content and authentic learning experiences for all Cadets. All lessons are designed using a four part model to motivate the Cadet, allow the Cadet to learn new information, practice competency, and apply the competency to a real-life situation. Moreover, the four part model requires Cadets to collaborate, reflect, develop critical thinking skills, and integrate content with other disciplines. JROTC curriculum includes lessons in leadership, health and wellness, physical fitness, first-aid, geography, American history and government, communications, and emotional intelligence.

    The curriculum is rigorous and relevant to 21st century education. In fact, many high schools grant core credits for some of the subjects taught in JROTC. Our curriculum meets the standards of Common Core State Standards and in many states it aligns with Career and Technical Education clusters. Cadets learn and apply the curriculum using technology in the classroom.

    Instructors use technology in the classroom as an instructional strategy to engage Cadets in their learning. Examples of instructors using technology can be observed at the schools when they use our learning management tool, the Curriculum Manager (CM) which houses the instructors’ lesson plans, classroom management strategies and techniques, references, and a myriad of other teacher help aids. Our partnership with Turning Technologies enables Cadets to engage in JROTC lessons using an interactive student response system (clickers) and a mobile interactive whiteboard (MOBI). Cadets use these technologies to complete summative and formative assessments, present presentations, and play educational games to promote learning. Outside the classroom, Cadets can extend their use of technology. When Instructors register their Cadets with the Conover Company using Conover Online, Cadets are able to assess their emotional intelligence and complete skill enhancement lessons using any mobile device. Cadets must participate in co-curricular activities to reinforce what is learned in the classroom.

    JROTC Co-Curricular Activities

    Cadets participate in a myriad of co-curricular activities to demonstrate their attainment of lesson outcomes. Some of these activities include precision and exhibition military drill competitions, air rifle competitions (optional), Raider Challenge competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, and a physical fitness competition known as JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). Cadets who complete 4 years of JROTC co-curricular activities and its challenging curriculum will be more college and/or career ready.

    College Opportunities

    With assistance from an organization working independently of JROTC, the College Options Foundation can help Cadets locate colleges offering credits for completing JROTC. Additionally, Army ROTC (not JROTC) offers college scholarships to Cadets who qualify for their scholarship program. For more information, visit www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net or www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html.

    National Impact.

    Arguably, JROTC is one of the most successful and significantly impactful youth-oriented programs in American history. As educators and others measure success, we have identified five Quality Indicators used to measure the effectiveness of the program in high schools. These five Quality Indicators are attendance, graduation, indiscipline, drop-out rate, and GPA. JROTC exceeds schools’ averages in each of these categories:

    Quality Indicators

    CATAGORY SCHOOL JROTC
    Attendance 90.29% 93.54%
    Graduation 83% 93.98%
    Indiscipline 5.2% 1.7%
    Dropout 8% <1%
    GPA 2.72 2.91

    Continuous Improvement

    As an accredited Special Purpose Program, JROTC must adhere to AdvancED’s Standards of Quality. In 2015, JROTC implemented the JROTC Program Accreditation (JPA) evaluation program. The JPA provides a holistic review of Cadets’ and instructors’ performance with emphasis on documenting continuous improvement.

    The JROTC Curriculum

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is the Department of Defense's (DOD) largest youth development program.

    JROTC serves as a character and leadership development program for our nation’s high school students. High school students enrolled in JROTC are called “Cadets.” There are approximately 314,000 Cadets enrolled in JROTC in over 1,700 high schools, led by 4,000 retired Army Instructors.

    Vision

    Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.

    The JROTC Creed

    • 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 and the American way of life.
    • May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

    Our Mission:

    "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens"

    U.S. Codes and Regulations

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program is one of the largest youth leadership focused programs in the history of the United States. It is mandated by Congress, and more than 310,000 youth participate annually.

    There are several guidelines as listed here that assist the United States Army Cadet Command in administering the program. Title 10, U.S. Code, the DODI, AR 145-2, and other regulatory guidelines provide the program’s purpose, goals, criteria, and mandates as applicable to Cadets/students, instructors, units, and the inter-relationship of each. They outline the administration, curriculum, training, logistics, operations, and resources associated with the program, and establish a baseline of goals and objectives that support the mission, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”.