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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year and Piedra Vista High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps!  Army JROTC has a sole mission: "To motivate young people to be better citizens." Cadets in Army JROTC receive Leadership, Education, and Training (LET) in the following areas:  Unit 1 - Citizenship in Action, Unit 2 - Leadership Theory and Application, Unit 3 - Foundations for Success, Unit 4 - Wellness, Fitness and First Aid, Unit 5 - Geography, Map Skills and Environmental Awareness, Unit 6 - Citizenship in American History and Government, and Unit 7 - Cadet Safety and Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Cadets successfully completing two years of JROTC will receive a communications credit and after successfully completing two years will receive a P.E. credit.  Click POI_PELessonsLinkedtoNASPE.pdf to see National Association for Sports and Physical Education Standards (NASPE).

NOTE:  Panther Battalion JROTC would like to remind parents and students that we are not a recruiting arm for the US military.  In fact, only about 10% of graduating cadets choose to enter the military after high school. However, if a cadet successfully completes three(plus) years in JROTC and desires to enlist in the military, they will go in with the paygrade of E-3.  The paygrade of E-3 will set him/her approximately one year ahead of his/her peer group.  Students that desire to become a military officer can also be offered advice on service academies, Senior ROTC programs, and the National Guard's SMP program. For those choosing to consider the military, LTC Naber and 1SG Lewis will offer counseling and pertinent information to them so they may be better prepared in making their decision.

PV JROTC has two instructors.  The Senior Army Instructor is Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) (Retired) David Naber and the Army Instructor is First Sergeant (1SG) (Retired) Shannon Lewis.  We may be reached at dnaber@fms.k12.nm.us, jlewis@fms.k12.nm.us or at (505) 599-8880 extention 3220/3225.

PVHS JROTC is regularly involved with community service throughout San Juan County.  Annually, JROTC helps with Toys For Tots, Festival of Trees, Boys & Girls Club, Farmington's Clean and Beautiful and Catch a Special Thrill (CAST). Our Color Guard regularly presents the National Colors at football, volleyball, basketball games as well as community events throughout the county and upon request. JROTC raises and lowers the school flags each day and periodically conducts campus cleanup.

JROTC attends an annual Spring Camp called JROTC Cadet Leadership Camp (JCLC).  This annual camp is exciting as the cadets get experience in rappelling, learning how to navigate and read maps, drown proofing/survival swimming, and team building. Click JCLC to see pictures from JCLC last April.  Additionally the JROTC program takes academically qualified cadets to Durango Mountain each year in March to ski/snowboard.

Our special teams have ranked among the best in both the county and state over the last several years.  Our marksmanship team placed 13th in the nation at the 2012 Army JROTC Championships!

The following is a list of our special teams which compete state-wide throughout the school year:

Armed Drill Team (male)
Unarmed Drill Team (female)
Color Guard (male & female)
Raider Team (Physical Fitness-male & female)
Marksmanship Team (male & female)

We would like to say thanks to all the new Cadets that joined JROTC this year and to those returning Cadets that have been instrumental in making PVHS JROTC one of the best programs in New Mexico.



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