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Memphis East Army JROTC Mustang Battalion

We would like to welcome your family into or back to JROTC as part of the Mustang Battalion and to our new website (under development).  As you may know, JROTC is a cooperative effort between the local school system and the Army in over 1560 locations around the world.  Its purpose is to emphasize citizenship, leadership, individual responsibility and, prepare students for high school graduation


We are not recruiting your students to join the military and will not coach them in that direction.


We focus on developing the leader within your student and there are no requirements to join the military, shave your head, or anything along those lines.  We aspire to invest in your student daily and prepare them for life after high school while developing them to understand that they have a greater capacity than they believe they have.


Each cadet will be given the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills; compete as part of extra-curricular teams such as the Color Guard, Drill team, Air Rifle team, or the Robotics team; and participate in physical training and other activities. They can also participate in field trips, present the Nation’s Colors at sporting events and official functions, march in parades, and improve themselves both physically and academically.


JROTC incorporates a military structure as a means to teach leadership and responsibility. As such, the students will most likely experience a more structured and disciplined environment than in their other classes.  Each student will be allocated an initial cadet rank based on their academic standing and will be given the opportunity to be selected for or volunteer for leadership opportunities which may enable them to earn a higher rank.


*Academic Note:Students enrolled in JROTC courses may earn substitute credit for lifetime wellness, physical education, and  personal finance while taking the classes.


We look forward to partnering with you in the upcoming year to make this a quality learning experience.


Recent Posts

The Mustang Battalion LET 1 and LET 2 Color Guard conduct practice before school in the East High gym the week prior to Homecoming 2018.
East High Obstacle Course Competition team for 2018 earned the 3rd Place trophy at Trumann High School in Arkansas this weekend (29 September 2018).

New Promotion Criteria posted for all East JROTC cadets

Advancement to higher ranks and grades is based on ability, skill, experience, and potential.  Please check out the promotion criteria link on the right side top of this page for your requirements.
How far you climb in rank is up to you.  This program offers opportunities for advancement.  You will receive the necessary training and have the opportunity to demonstrate excellence in what skills and knowledge you have learned.  Your actions and abilities ultimately let your leaders know if you are ready to move up and also signal to the underclassmen that you have mastered certain elements of the organization and are in a position to coach, teach, or mentor them. 
JROTC gives you the time to move up in rank, all you have to have is the desire and willingness to put in the effort. 

JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

JCLC 2016 at Robinson Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, AR, 5-10 June 2016. 23 Army JROTC schools from Arkansas and 20 Army JROTC schools from Shelby County Schools in Memphis, TN. 411 Cadets, 86 Cadre.