•  Fountain Fort Carson Army JROTC

    Awarded the Honor Unit with Distinction since 1998

    Home of the:

    • 2015, 2016 NRA Sectionals Sporter Standing AR National Champions
    • 2017 National (Western) JROTC Army Service AR Champions (Sporter)
    • 2019 US Army JROTC Service AR Champions
    • 2017, 2020 National (Western) JROTC Army Service AR 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 AR National Record
    • 2013, 2014, 2015 Civilian Marksmanship Program 3P Air 3x10 National Record
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 National AR Championship Qualifier
    • 2016 JROTC National Championship AR Qualifier
    • 2012, 2013, 2014 U.S. Army Colorado Junior State AR Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Colorado State JROTC AR State Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 CMP Colorado AR State Champions
    • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 CMP Colorado Junior Olympic AR 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 Gold Tier All Service Category
    • 2015-16 2nd place Cyberpatriot Open and All Service Division State Competition
    • 2017, 2020 1st Place Cyberpatriot Service Gold Tier All Service Category
    • 2017, 2018 Colorado JROTC and CMP State Precision AR 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(Retired) John Tatom

    Senior Army Instructor

    Phone : 719-382-1666


    LET 1 Instructor

    Raider Team Coach



    SGM(Ret) Rodney Smith

    Phone : 719-382-1666


    LET 2 Instructor

    Marksmanship Coach


    SGM(Ret) Herbert Maison

    Phone : 719-382-1666


    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:


    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.
    • National NRA SPORTER 3-POSITION AIR RIFLE Junior Indoor Sectionals 
    • Colorado 3 PAR Junior Olympic Championships
    • Pikes Peak Raider Challenge
      • Pikes Peak Regional Raider Challenge is the first weekend of May (email for more info)
    • Annual Blood Drive is hosted in April. Come donate to keep us the TOP PROGRAM of COLORADO!! 
      • Email 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

    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



    JROTC Scholarship Information

    College Options Foundation

    JROTC Drills, Competitions, and Academic Bowls

    Classroom Syllabus

    Uniform Setup Information

    Trojan Marksmanship Program

    ACT and SAT Preparation

    Financing College

    Scholarship Opportunities

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