Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)
Oregon City High School JROTC 503.785.8995
Senior Army Instructor (SAI) Major (retired) Douglas Thomas Douglas.Thomas@orecity.k12.or.us
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Leadership Education and Training (LET) Class: This class has four levels, LET 1-4. These classes are designed to teach the values of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and give a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. The program’s focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.” JROTC’s performance-based curriculum requires that cadets master the competencies, do the skills, apply the knowledge, and model or exhibit behaviors representing the desired attitudes. A custom-fitted uniform is worn once a week on the designated uniform day. There is no obligation to join the armed forces; however, satisfactory completion of two years can lead to advanced rank in the armed forces. College ROTC scholarships are available for outstanding students meeting college entrance requirements.
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Applied Art Elective, 0.5 PE
Annual Fee Required: $23.00
Advanced Drill Class: This course is designed for the Cadets who are members of the Varsity or Junior Varsity Drill and Color Guard Teams. This class provides in-depth training in the art of regulation and exhibition drill. The curriculum extends farther on this subject than you can learn in the Leadership, Education and Training (LET) JROTC class. Cadets will learn to perform, teach, and evaluate regulation and exhibition drill. This class provides training with a competitive edge. Each Cadet is at a different level of training and continues to strive to improve their skills through teaching, evaluating, and analyzing regulation and exhibition drill.
Graduation Credit: 1.0 Applied Arts Elective
Annual Fee Required: none
The Color Guard has the honor of presenting the colors in various activities both school and non-school related. The Color Guard travels with the Drill Team to drill events where they will compete against other schools. The Color Guard typically consists of four members: two holding flags and two with rifles.
Drill Team consists of many different units that normally compete as a squad or platoon. Competitive events include armed, unarmed, exhibition, inspection, and Color Guard. Drill Team travels to many places to compete in drill meets. Competitions are very vigorous and competitive, so Drill Team members always make sure that their uniforms look the best and that their drill movements are always clean and crisp.
The Markmanship team is sometimes referred to the Rifle Team. This unit fires air rifles in three different positions: prone, kneeling, and standing. The scores of the three positions are combined to obtain one collective scores. To be a great shooter takes hard work and practice. The Markmanship Team travels to competitions throughout the year competing against many different schools.