Madison Army JROTC
  • Army JROTC at a Glance:

    The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) course is designed to improve the leadership and citizenship skills, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self discipline in each Cadet.  JROTC provides Cadets tools and life skills they will use not only in high school, but more importantly for their “Life after Madison High School” journey.  The Cadets have the opportunity to compete on academic, leadership, drill, physical fitness, and air rifle teams that regularly complete at the national level.  Enrollment and participation in the JROTC Program does NOT obligate the Cadet to serve in any of the Armed Forces at any time.

    JROTC Sports & Teams

    JROTC offers cadets multiple opportunities to join a team for which participation is completely optional. Cadet leaders earn the opportunity to have a role in leading and directing the following JROTC teams under the supervision of the two army instructors. Teams are open to all cadets.

Academic Team (JLAB)

The team consists of four (4) primary and two (2) alternates. In three levels of competition, the team answers questions from the JROTC curriculum, SAT/ACT type questions, and current events. The team can earn an opportunity to compete at the national level.

Practice(s): During FLEX

Color Guard/Honor Guard

Open to all cadets and can be all male, female or mixed teams. The team competes throughout the school year at drill and skills meets and presents the Nation’s Colors at school and community events.

Practice(s): Mon-Thu (as needed) 7:15 - 8:00 AM

Drill Teams

Armed Drill Team (with dummy drill rifle) and Unarmed (without dummy drill rifle). Both teams are NOT gender specific—they can be co-ed.

Practice(s): Mon-Thu, 7:15 - 8:00 am

Leadership Team (JLAB)

The team consists of four (4) primary and two (2) alternates. In three levels of competition, the team answers questions from the JROTC curriculum, and current events. The team can earn an opportunity to compete at the national level.

Practice(s): During FLEX

Orienteering Team

Open to all cadets; cadets will apply their land navigation and orienteering skills learned in class to compete at least twice in the school year. All members are highly encouraged to attend voluntary physical fitness training.

Practice(s): As needed 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Marksmanship Team

Cadets can be part of our Precision or Sporter Class – Our teams compete in numerous matches locally and have advanced and competed at the National Level. We routinely finish in the top 2 of the district and top 12 Nationally.

Practice(s): Mon-Thurs 7:30 - 8:30 am

Raiders Team

Teams consist of 10 members and will compete on our Varsity or JV teams. We offer all-male, all-females, and (occasionally) co-ed teams. All members must attend physical fitness training (see above) and other special designed practice training sessions.

Practice(s): Mon-Thurs 4:30 - 5:45 pm. Bring PE clothes that you can change into for practice.

Cyber Patriot

Each team consists of two to six competitors enrolled in JROTC. Teams compete in the All Service Divisions against other JROTC programs. Teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities (please note, this is NOT a hacking class) within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period.

Practice(s): Team meet once or twice a week before or after school for practice as team members schedules’ permit.

Sabre Guard:

Open to all cadets; a ceremonial team used at special occasions throughout the school year. Cadets learn how to properly handle a Sabre.

Practice(s): Morning practice determined by events sabre guard covers.

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