The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a Character and Leadership Development 
Program that teaches high school students the values of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, all the while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and
self-discipline. We are part of the Denver Brigade as the 10th  Battalion of the ten Denver Public Schools.
Here at Montbello Campus we welcome anybody who is interested in our teams and our program, such as The Raider team , Honor Platoon (HP) , Drill team , and Color Guard. If you seem to be interested in any of our teams or just want to know a little more about what we do in this program, don't be afraid to stop by our classroom to talk to any of our instructors or our staff members.

 Our Montbello Raider Team 
Last week our Raider Team attended the University of Wyoming for their competition .

Above we see the the cadets do zip-lining .

All the cadets that got the chance to attend to the raider challenge in the University of Wyoming , had the best and possibly the worst experience at the same time. They got to go through obstacles that were a game changer for them but as a team they made it through and got 3rd place in one courses they got to go through.

A Little about the University of Wyoming 

Their goal is to produce servant leaders of high character and achievement. Cadets will complete a curriculum of leadership training, while also completing an undergraduate or graduate degree.  The end result of completing ROTC and your degree? Commissioning into the Army as a Second Lieutenant. The available options after commissioning are serving on active duty, in the national guard (you choose the state), or in the Army reserves.

(for more information click on University of Wyoming it will take to straight to their page with more information about the ROTC Program and life as a cadet.)

 10th Battalion Staff

CDR- Shidiamond Thomas

Cadet Battalion Commander (c/LTC)

XO- Chayanne Saenz

Cadet Battalion Executive Officer (c/MAJ)

CSM-  Imaan Rasberry

 Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major (c/CSM)

S1- Angelina Barranco

 Cadet Battalion Administration Officer(S-1 — c/CPT)

S2- Diante McFee

Cadet Intelligence and Security Officer/ROO(S-2 — c/CPT)

S3- Jamal Xussen

Cadet Battalion Training Officer (S-3 — c/MAJ)

S4- Augustine Torrez

Cadet Battalion Supply Officer(S-4 — c/CPT)

S5- Jamilette Luevano

Cadet Battalion Public Affairs Officer(PAO/S-5 — c/CPT)

S6- Jordan Parker

Cadet Battalion Signal Officer(TMO/S-6 – c/CPT)

I am the Technical Management Officer (TMO). My job as TMO is to make sure that our JROTC website is updated for people who are interested can keep up with what we do in JROTC. 

      Here are the Montbello JROTC  Instructors

     MAJ(R) R. Scott Braley ,

Retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 after 21 plus years of active duty. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from University of Houston, Houston, Texas and a Master's in Business Administration from Webster University, ST Louis, MO. He is graduate of the U.S.  Army Command and Staff Course and most recently certified by US Army Cadet Command as a Senior Army Instructor. His military service includes 27 years of combined service. Most of his career has been within the U.S. Army Signal Corps concluding his last three years as a Cyber/Electronic Warfare officer. His rewards and decorations Include the: Meritorious Service Medal(2 oak leaf cluster) , Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal(4 oak leaf cluster) , and The Army Air Assault Badge. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (Iraq), Operation Iraqi Freedom(Iraq), and two tours of duty for Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Major Braley brings 20 plus years of result orientated leadership and experience applying a unique mix of operational management, adept analysis, personnel development, and marketing skills .

                        ISG(R) Jerome Wilford,

1SG (R) Jerome Wilford

First Sergeant (Retired) Jerome L. Wilford retired from the U.S. Army 2001 after 22 years of active duty.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Military Science from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.  His military service includes 22 service in the U.S. Army Armor Corps.  He is a certified Army Instructor and a graduate of the Army Drill Sergeant Course, and First Sergeant’s Course.  His awards and decorations include the Bronze Stare (Valor), the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Shield.  First Sergeant Wilford is a member of the local re-enactment unit called the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West.  The Buffalo Soldiers are a horse mounted unit representing the U.S. cavalry units that served throughout the West in the 1800s and early 1900s .  The Buffalo Soldiers perform historical and drill team presentation as schools, community events, civic gatherings, parades, and rodeos.  

                           SFC(R) Joel Kruschke,
Sergeant First Class (Retired) Joel R. Kruschke retired from the Army in 2001 after 20 years of active duty.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron State University in Lawton, Oklahoma and a Master of Education from Colorado State University.  His military service includes 20 years in the U.S. Army Infantry.  He is a certified instructor and graduate of the Army Drill Sergeant Course.  He is also a certified social studies teacher for Denver Public Schools.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and Army Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters.  He is a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm/Shield.  Sergeant First Class Kruschke has 16 years of experience in JROTC – ten years in Texas and six years in Colorado.  

 10th Battalion Staff
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