MISSION OF THE ARMY JROTC
"Motivating Cadets To Be Better Citizens"
The mission of the JROTC Department is "to motivate our cadets to be better citizens." The Department teaches a wide range of subjects designed to reinforce other areas of the academic curriculum such as study skills, communications, leadership, management, resume writing/career search techniques, and citizenship.
In addition, the JROTC program exposes our cadets to some basic life skills which will serve them well upon graduation. These include: problem-solving and time-management skills, race relations, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, personal fitness through proper diet and exercise, map reading, orienteering, and military drill.
The JROTC Program also provides cadets the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive activities such as Drill Teams and Adventure Training. The focus of the program is to develop within our cadets a sense of personal pride in a job well done, teamwork, self-discipline, and the desire to do the right thing.
Questions pertaining to our JROTC program can be answered by contacting:
LTC Butler — Samuel.Butler@carsonlong.org
SFC Matthews — Elvis.Matthews@carsonlong.org
CLMA 2013 MILITARY BALL
The Class of 2013 hosted the annual Military Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The cadets sincerely appreciated the attendance of girls from Grier School, as well as JROTC programs at Red Land HS, Cedar Cliff HS, Cumberland Valley HS and Gettysburg HS. It was a great evening which included a receiving line, dancing, good food, traditional cake-cutting, and ballroom dancing instruction by Col. (Ret.) Frank Hancock from Cedar Cliff HS.
Article submitted by: Cadet Deyu Li
THE DRILL TEAM REPEATS AS LEAGUE 3 CHAMPIONS
The Carson Long Military Academy precision drill team marked its return to dominance by capturing the League 3 Drill Team Championship for the 2nd year in a row. Led by Cadets Parker Mooney, Bryant Kelly, Jason Clapp, and Everest Williams, the team captured 1st places in Uniform Inspection and Armed Exhibition Drill, 2nd places in Color Guard and Armed Platoon Drill, and 3rd place in Unarmed Platoon Drill. The Team now travels to the 2nd Brigade (regional) Championships at Frances Lewis High School in Queens, New York, on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Article submitted by: Cadet Deyu Li
JROTC SPRING UPCOMING EVENTS 2013
|February 23, 2013
||Color Guard Support for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Perry County Township Elections.
|March 1, 2013
|March 9, 2013
||Drill Team competes in 2nd Brigade (Regional) Precision Military Drill Championships at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY.
|April 6, 2013
||Raiders League 3 Championships at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA.
|May 1, 2013
||Color Guard Support for Cold War Veterans Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
|May 2, 2013
||Dining In for the Class of 2013
|May 7, 2013
||Color Guard Support for Commonwealth of PA Annual Prayer Breakfast
|May 18, 2013
||Senior Fallout Parade
|May 27, 2013
||Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in New Bloomfield, PA.
GREETINGS FROM THE SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR
Welcome Back Carson Long Cadets!
As the summer is winding down for you, the JROTC Department has planned for your return to campus for the upcoming school year. We have our JROTC programs geared up which will get you to focus on getting one step closer to achieving some of your life goals that you may have.
This holds true for the Class of 2013, who are returning for the senior year at Carson Long and rapidly moving toward a new stage in their lives.
Along welcoming all the cadets’ back, I want to take this opportunity to send out a special “Warrior Battalion Welcome” to Sgt. First Class (SFC) Matthews and his family. SFC Matthews will be joining our JROTC team as the new Army Instructor.
He came to us from Leeds Military Academy in Philadelphia with over seven years of JROTC experience. I know that he will be a great asset to the Carson Long Team.
Finally, I am looking forward to this year’s Leadership Development Courses. This first will be starting on September 4th. These courses planned throughout the year will conclude in a trip to the Climbnasium.
I know that our Battalion Commander, Cadet Cronin, has been thinking about how he wishes to see us build on last year’s successes, and leaving behind a great legacy for the Class of 2013.
See you in September,