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.
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)