LTC (Ret) Smith, JROTC Senior Army Instructor


Mission. JROTC is a program in citizenship and leadership development. The mission of the JROTC program is, “To motivate young people to be better citizens”. This course affords cadets the opportunity to develop self discipline, self confidence, personal pride, leadership, and management. The emphasis in JROTC is providing opportunities for self improvement. The extent to which you are successful in achieving these improvements is directly dependent upon your involvement in the program and effort toward meeting the standards.


LTC (Ret) Dwayne R. Smith
Wildcat Junior ROTC
Senior Army Instructor
North Gaston High School
1133 Ratchford Road
Dallas, NC 28034
drsmith@gaston.k12.nc.us
704-922-5285 - North Gaston office
704-922-1028 - JROTC office

  • Extra Curricular Activities and Service Projects. Cadets are encouraged to participate in the JROTC extra-curricular teams which may include the Color Guard, Drill Team, Orienteering, and the Rifle Team. Regardless of participation on a team, cadets are also encouraged to participate in the variety of “Blue Chip” activities offered during the semester.