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JROTC Overview

East Baton Rouge Parish covers 450 square miles encompassing rural, suburban, and urban community settings. The school system is the largest school district in the state. There are eighteen High Schools (Grades 9-12) of which ten offer Junior ROTC as an elective course. Louisiana map of parishes.

Junior ROTC parish enrollment is approximately 1500 cadets. Army Certified JROTC Instructors, a Director of Army Instruction (DAI), a Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (OPNS NCO) and a Military Property Specialist (MPS) are employed by the U. S. Army and school system to teach and administer the program. Instructor professional growth is attained through attendance at a 5 day JROTC Instructor Residential Course, Distance Learning Courses, and JROTC Conference/Workshops. JROTC enjoys excellent support from both the East Baton Rouge School System and Baton Rouge community.

The objectives of the JROTC program are to develop leadership, self-reliance, responsiveness to authority, physical fitness, and attributes related to good citizenship and patriotism.

Each JROTC unit has its own appointed cadet officers and non-commissioned officers to provide student leadership roles and give a military structure to all activities. Cadets learn to work together for the common good while developing self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.


Frequently Asked Questions

Students must be enrolled in 9th – 12th grade to participate in JROTC.

Yes, JROTC is an elective subject. Academic credit is earned for successful completion of each semester of JROTC.

No, you are under no obligation for any military service.

Yes, you wear a cadet uniform one day a week. Drill team and Color Guard team members may also wear the uniform when special ceremonies are scheduled, and during integrated activities.

No, the JROTC Program supplies you with your uniform, text books, and equipment the course may require. However, you are responsible for the return upon completion of the course.

JROTC is taught during normal school hours. Integrated activities such as Drill, Rifle and Color Guard team competition, and community projects are conducted after school hours.

What is happening in EBr?

Tara High School JROTC Drill Team Competes at the Army Nationals

Apr. 22 2019

RICHMOND, VA -- The Tara High School JROTC Drill Team worked their way to the 2019 Army Drill Team Championships in ...

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Jun. 2 2016

Army teamwork instinct took over when JROTC Senior Army Instructors from schools within East Baton Rouge school dist...

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To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.

The main goal of the program is to develop leaders and responsible citizens through a combination of academic and physical activities and to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.

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