Welcome to my home page. I am excited for this school year. Why join the Lakeside High School Army JROTC Program:
- To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
- To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
- To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
- To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
- To develop mental management abilities.
- To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services.
- To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.
The outcomes of the JROTC program are:
- Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce
- Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society
- Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways
- Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health
- Value the role of the military and other service organizations
Teaching MTWRF 7:00-8:30 AM / 1050-1:52PM; Raider Practice MWF 3:00-4:30 PM (AUG-OCT); Rifle Practice TR 4-6 PM (NOV-MAR)
Information for Senior ROTC Scholarships:
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Wood's Biography
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) David Wood retired after 20 years of active duty service in 2017. During his time in the Army, he served eight years as Quartermaster Officer, 12 years as a Logistics Officer, and taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and Jacksonville State University. He received his Baccalaureate in History and commission from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. LTC Wood also earned his Master’s in English from the University of Nebraska. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 10th Mountain Division. He has combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last assignment was as the Professor of Military Science at Jacksonville State University’s Senior ROTC program. He earned the Parachutist’s Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Pathfinder Badge. He enjoys mountain biking and hiking. LTC Wood is the Senior Army Instructor and coaches the Raider Adventure Team, JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl Team, and varsity Rifle Team.