What is JROTC?

MAJ (Ret) James D. Laudato
SAI: Senior Army Instructor
SFC (Ret) Terry Britton
AI: Army Instructor

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 Highschool of Commerce JROTC Senior Army Instructor is MAJ (Ret) James D. Laudato. The HSC JROTC Army Instructor is SFC (Ret) Britton.

The High School of Commerce JROTC Hallway is located in the basement of building A. The hallway has the current chain of command, JROTC trophies, SAI & AI office, and JROTC classrooms

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