AC Reynolds hs Army JROTC

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What is JROTC?

Our A.C. Reynolds Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is an elective program that helps teach life and leadership skills. The lessons that are taught in each class can all be used outside of school life.

Our JROTC program is sponsored by the United States Army. Instructors are retired officers and non-commissioned officers certified by Army Cadet Command and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. All uniforms, textbooks and required training materials are provided at no cost to students.

JROTC focuses on citizenship and leadership development, not recruitment for the military. Participation in JROTC incurs no military service obligation.

The standard Program of Instruction includes a variety of academic and vocational subjects that focus on valuable "life skills” that support all of the North Carolina Course of Study, graduation pathways. Our goal is and develop self-confidence and leadership abilities of students.

NOTE: There is a benefit for students who do opt for military service after high school. Those interested in an officer commission (military academy or college ROTC) have a more competitive high school record. Students interested in enlistment, who have completed two or more years (or 4 semesters) of JROTC, may qualify (based on instructor recommendation) for the rank of E-2, (Active, Reserve or National Guard) in the armed services.

Helpful Links


Raider Challenge

Drill Team

Marksmanship Team

Academic and Leadership Teams


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Lieutenant Colonel David Wise

Senior Army Instructor

Teaches JROTC 2-4 and Staff Leadership Classes

Sergeant First Class Jamie Brown

Army Instructor

Teaches all JROTC 1 and Drill Leader Classes