Fishburne’s Junior ROTC program is a crucial part of the cadet experience. At Fishburne, all students in grade 9-12 are automatically enrolled in the JROTC leadership and citizenship development program. Each JROTC cadet takes part in the nationally accredited Leadership Education Training program, led by retired military leaders who have been certified by the United States Army to teach, train, and mentor cadets.
Fishburne JROTC cadets experience military culture without any commitment to join the military. The goal of JROTC is to promote leadership and citizenship and there is no requirement to join the military after JROTC. However, for those cadets interested in pursuing experience in the U.S. military, our instructors provide mentoring and guidance to assist in meeting individual goals. This includes both assistance in pursuing enlistment or assistance in pursuing an officer’s commission through a service academy of through the Senior ROTC college program.
Not only is Fishburne’s JROTC one of the oldest in the country, as an Honor Unit with Distinction, Fishburne is one of only a few schools anywhere that can nominate qualified candidates to ANY of the U.S. service academies. If your son wants to attend a service academy, Fishburne offers advantages other military schools can’t equal.
|Like Fishburne, JROTC is focused on teaching the value of:|
|Service to the community|
|Like Fishburne, JROTC is committed to instilling the following qualities in each cadet:|
|A sense of accomplishment|
Our JROTC Program is Taught Directly by Army Personnel
Using teaching materials developed and provided by the United States Army, the curriculum has been crafted to help make every cadet be a better citizen, a stronger leader, a critical thinker and more well-rounded man. The JROTC program includes lessons on leadership and fellowship, values and character development, discipline, life, and adventure skills that build confidence, health and first aid, and American citizenship among others.
Cadets are challenged to both lead and follow while receiving individual attention and mentoring from experienced and trained instructors. As you make your way through the four years of JROTC, you’ll learn everything from air rifle and military drills to engineering and social responsibility.