Montpelier Rifle Battalion

Orange County High School, Virginia"We Are OC!"

Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps


Current Announcements:

  • A Team Raider Practice (MON/WED/THU/FRI) 12, 14, 15, 16 NOV 18 from 1520-1750 with Canteen, ACU Top, ACU Pants, Belt, Patrol Cap, Tan T-Shirt, Green Socks, Boots & Running Shoes.
  • B team Raider Practice (WED/THU) 14,15 NOV 18 from 1520-1750 with Canteen, ACU Top, ACU Pants, Belt, Patrol Cap, Tan T-Shirt, Green Socks, Boots & Running Shoes.
  • Raider North is SAT, 17 NOV 18-Two teams: A Team-All Male & A Team-Mixed. Best of the Best Virginia State Qualifier.

The Purpose of Army JROTC is “to motivate young people to be better citizens.”

Our Orange County JROTC Program goal is to provide a structured environment while using the most current teaching methods and classroom dynamics to motivate and develop our students into future Leaders and better Citizens through "Academic Excellence".

Our JROTC Curriculum is nationally accredited by the North Central Commission on accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) both accreditation divisions of AdvanceED.

JROTC Teacher-Certification

Our JROTC teachers are retired Army Leaders and Professionally Licensed teachers in the State of Virginia who receive professional development and performance evaluations from Orange County Public Schools.

JROTC Instructor-Certification

JROTC teachers must also meet and maintain Cadet Command Instructor certifications through evaluations conducted by JROTC School of Cadet Command (JSOCC) at Fort Knox, KY. They must graduate from a resident 5 day-Army JROTC "curriculum introductory and certification course", the JSOCC Basic Instructor Course; and following each 5 years of teaching, graduate from a 5 day resident Army JROTC "curriculum intensive re-certification course", the JSOCC Advanced Instructor Course.

United States Army JROTC

Purpose of JSOCC Certification

JSOCC Certification ensures all JROTC teachers nationwide are capable at presenting topics and "mapping curriculum" using the most "dynamic" teaching trends, the latest in technology based instruction, and effective teaching methodologies. Emphasis is placed on efficient classroom management, facilitating a "student-centered" learning environment and "brain compatible learning" using a four phased lesson plan where students at “differentiated learning levels” can collaboratively "Inquire, Gather, Process and Apply" lessons.