"Motivating Young People To Be Better Citizens"

The SDUSD JROTC Brigade is made up of 13 JROTC schools: 7 Army, 3 Navy, 2 Air Force, and 1 Marine Corps.

Our New and Modified Brigade Website

Post date: Jun 10, 2018 2:50:00 PM

I am c/LCDR Jonny Phan and proud to introduce you guys our newly designed Brigade website! Please feel free to look around and if you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to contact us. This year, we would like to strongly emphasize the use of our page because it will be easily accessible to so many resources that will help you facilitate your success in our Brigade. You can find OPORDs and SOPs located under the “Event Documents” tab, scholarships under "Resources", and much more. Photo galleries will be regularly updated, as well as future announcements that will be directly displayed onto our homepage while our website is still being developed.

We have opened an access to a google form that will allow you to submit your email address. This will function as a subscription, providing me an email list that will allow me to keep you guys frequently updated on any news. We hope you guys enjoy our page and are welcome to contact us at anytime if you have any questions. I wish you all the best on your JROTC endeavors and hope to see you all in our future Brigade events.

“Motivating young people to be better citizens - college & career ready!”

Current Brigade Staff and Brigade Commander

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c/LCDR Phan, Jonny

J-5 Brigade Public Affairs Officer

73rd Annual Pass in Review

Posted: Sunday, May 19 at 7:50PM

This year's Pass in Review, hosted at Lincoln High School, was a success! Thank you to every one who came out to show your support for your Cadet, school, and Brigade. It was exciting to see all of our units together one last time before the end of the school year.

Photos from our 73rd Pass in Review:

Congratulations to the following incoming Brigade Staff of 2019-2020:

Brigade Commander (BC): Vanessa Medina

Brigade Executive Officer (XO): Athena Amanatidis

Brigade Sergeant Major (CSM): Ethan Meckler

Personnel Officer, J-1: Laura Masado

Safety Officer and Scholarship, J-2: Jennica Buclatin

Operations Officer, J-3: Truc Nguyen

Logistics Officer, J-4: Joey Collon

Public Affairs and Communication Officer, J-5: Karen Cederholm

Signal Officer J-6: Adrian Paul Macaraig

Finance Officer, J-8: Arianna Jones

Liaison Officer, LNO: Victoria Urquiza

SDUSD JROTC Regulation Drill 2019

BIG congrats to all the teams that competed at our annual Regulation Drill Competition yesterday! Each unit's Best Drilled Platoon, Squad, Individual cadets (LET 1-4), Varsity Color Guard, and Freshman Color Guard competed in the final Brigade event before Pass in Review, where all competition results will be announced.

Special thank you to all Madison cadets for being amazing hosts - the event would not been possible without your support and hard work!

Photos from the competition

SDUSD JROTC YPF Cadet Challenge 2019

From this year’s YPF Cadet Challenge Competition, we can’t forget about how hard some of our cadets have trained to put their physical fitness to the test. Push-ups, basketball throws, relay runs, and crab walks were our exclusive events this year. Big thanks to Hoover High School AJROTC for hosting this wonderful event, and once again, we’d like to congratulate the following winners with the highest scores...

Male team:

1st Place - University City HS | 2nd Place - Morse HS | 3rd Place - Scripps Ranch HS

Female team:

1st Place - Scripps Ranch HS | 2nd Place - Crawford HS | 3rd Place - University City HS


1st Place - Scripps Ranch HS | 2nd Place - University City HS | 3rd Place - Morse HS

Continue to fight through the last couple months as we finally move onto our last Brigade competition of the year. Hope to catch you all in Regulation Drill! The photo album of the YPF Cadet Challenge Competition 2019 is now posted under this album. Thank you all for your participation! Photo credits to c/SMsgt Krystn Hall from Scripps Ranch High School!

SDUSD JROTC Cadet Ball 2019

At the Town and County Hotel, spiffy gentlemen and ladies in grandeur dresses showed up for the 78th annual Cadet Ball. This event took place on Saturday, March 16th with over 1000 attendees including SDUSD Board Trustee, Kevin Beiser, and College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE), Al Love.

We were extremely proud of the designated theme this year, voted to be "Mount Olympus". Out of all the center pieces embellished in gold, handmade pillars, and more, congratulations to our top three winners that was judged by our VIP guests:

1st Place: Serra High School

2nd Place: Morse High School

3rd Place: Scripps Ranch High School

The link album is right below and we look forward to seeing many of you again at the YPF Cadet Challenge!

SDUSD JROTC YPF Cadet Challenge

YPF Cadet Challenge Video

As you may know, the SDUSD JROTC YPF Cadet Challenge will be on April 6th, 2019—less than one month away! To assure the regulations, we composed a video to demonstrate each event. The "Crabwalk" is a new event this year, and will be replacing curl-ups.

Good luck to all prospective competitors, and feel free to shoot us a question at any anytime!

c/LCDR Jonny Phan

Brigade Public Affairs, J-5

SDUSD JROTC Fancy Drill Competition

Post date: January 29th, 7:40:21 PM

The SDUSD JROTC Fancy Drill Competition was the second JROTC Brigade competition of the year. On January 26th, students from across the San Diego Unified School District came together to compete at Madison High School, showcasing their Exhibition Drill Teams. We were glad to see so many visitors come watch over the weekend. From every personnel inspection and exhibition drill team performance by both Armed and Unarmed teams, we loved seeing all the unique routines with sharp and synchronized movements.

After closely evaluating each performance by external judges, awards were to be distributed among the top 3 teams in each category. Though the winners of the competition were not announced on site, Brigade cadres will make their visit to each school to award the following teams exhibition drill teams who placed.

Academic Bowl Championships 2018-19

Post date: January 12th, 2018 7:27:15 PM

January 12th, 2019 marks the end of the SDUSD JROTC Academic Bowl season. Today was a day for all JROTC units to showcase their top scholars to compete in the annual Academic Bowl Championships, hosted by Patrick Henry High School. We'd like to acknowledge all cadets from Patrick Henry that volunteered, cadres, and attending competitors. Until next time, we'll see you all again during Fancy Drill!

Photos from the event can be found in this link:

Click to view Academic Bowl 2019 winners

SDUSD JROTC Fancy Drill Competition: January 26th, 2019

Wreaths Across America

Post date: December 18th, 2018 9:12:46 PM

December 15th marked the annual day to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath. More than 1,400 locations in all 50 U.S. states at sea and abroad spent their weekend honoring and paying respect for those fallen in battle during this wreath-laying ceremony. With 'Wreaths Across America' being one of the world's largest Veterans ceremonies, SDUSD JROTC cadets had a wonderful opportunity to witness this occasion at Greenwood Memorial Park and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Photos from these ceremonies can be found in the link attached below:

San Diego Foundation Scholarships

Post date: December 11, 2018

Good afternoon cadets,

Hopefully some of you attended the fundraisers last Friday in support of our Brigade! I have a Christmas gift for those of you applying for scholarships. The San Diego Common Scholarships application has now opened from now until February 5th, 2019. These scholarships can apply to many cadets. They can qualify depending on their extracurricular, the school they attend, or where they live. Especially for seniors, these scholarships are the best way for you to save up towards your college education. The link is down below, and is also available on our website!

JROTC Holiday Food Drive 2018.pdf

SDUSD JROTC Annual Holiday Food Drive

Post date: December 8th, 2018 5:57:23 PM

Our campaign has finally come to a close and our total accumulation of food has been counted. We are extremely proud with all your efforts this year to help raise such a vital cause for those in need.

Check out the article below to find out our specific results. Once again, please acknowledge your hard work and continue to bring remarkable change around your community!…/1mimhwUfqzyo-yWd85mVvaAaWg…/view…

c/ LCDR Phan, Jonny

J-5 Brigade Public Affairs Officer

JROTC Brigade Website