Instructors: Colonel Craig Weaver and Sergeant First Class Arturo De La Garza

Lawrence County High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)


Army JROTC Mission

"Motivating Young People To Be Better Citizens."


Cadet Creed

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.

I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.

I am loyal and patriotic.

I am the future of the United States of America.

I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.

I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.



Colonel (retired) Craig Weaver                               [email protected]

Sergeant (retired) Arturo De La Garza                              

JROTC Office telephone:       (601) 756-8029  extension 2150

Contact the JROTC instructors via School Status


JROTC Curriculum Overview

The JROTC curriculum, which fully or partially addresses a number of national academic standards - to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - includes course work on leadership, civics, geography and global awareness, health, and wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history. The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities: capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques.

Every learning experience in the curriculum addresses Core Abilities, Program Outcomes, and Course Competencies; building on their developing skills and abilities, which are critical to success in high school and post-secondary career.

Core Abilities

Core Abilities describe the broad, life-long skills that every Cadet needs for success in future life and career endeavors. The core abilities are a result of the goals and values that drive the JROTC program and are built upon the program’s four years through integrating various lesson competencies and skills throughout the JROTC curriculum. The Core Abilities are:

Apply critical thinking techniques

Build your capacity for life-long learning

Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques

Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country, and the world

Take responsibility for your actions and choices

Treat self and others with respect

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes describe what JROTC Cadets will know and be able to do upon successful completion of the JROTC program. These outcomes also provide documentation for growth and development of the student and program for re-accreditation purposes, school visitors, parents, and the community. The JROTC Program Outcomes are:

Act with integrity and personal accountability as you lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce

Engage in civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society

Graduate prepared to succeed 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

Course Competencies

Competencies describe discipline-specific measurable and observable skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Cadets show they have learned competencies by applying them in the completion of assessment tasks that require them to do one or more of the following:

Make a decision

Perform a skill

Perform a service

Solve a problem

Create a product

Academic Curriculum.

Unit 1: Leadership Education and Training (LET) 1 – The Emerging Leader.  This is the first of four core courses in the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) high school program. This course supports 22 lessons designed for first-year Cadets. Because the central focus of the JROTC program is to help develop strong leaders and model citizens. First year Cadets are introduced to content that will help the inner leader begin to emerge.

Unit 2: Leadership Education and Training (LET) 2 – Developing Leader builds upon the mastery of LET 1 skills and abilities, providing Cadets with new and more challenging opportunities in leadership development.

Unit 3: Leadership Education and Training (LET) 3 - Supervising Leader builds upon the mastery of LET 1 and 2 skills and abilities, providing Cadets with new and more challenging opportunities as a leader by overseeing planning, project implementation, and team personnel. Cadets at this level can acquire battalion staff positions and responsibilities and help integrate improvements in the local JROTC program and community.

Unit 4: Leadership Education and Training (LET) 4 - Managing Leader provides Cadets multiple opportunities to manage and lead in the battalion, in the school, and their respective communities The LET 4 Cadet is ready to assume responsibilities and manage him or herself and others whom they work with or oversee as a Cadet manager.

Weekly Schedule:

Monday                                  JROTC Academic Curriculum

Tuesday                                 Uniform Inspection

Wednesday                            Drill and Ceremony

Thursday                               Weekly Exam

Friday                                     Physical Training