Junior ROTC

LTC (R) Will Peoples, Senior Army Instructor (SAI)
SFC Ronald Kennedy, Army Instructor (AI)
Lutcher High School Bulldog Battalion

JROTC Mission: "To motivate young people to be better citizens."

Mission Philosophy

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) Program Mission Philosophy is "to motivate young people to be better citizens." The JROTC Program is a service to our nation that provides cadets the motivation and skills to remain drug free, graduate from high school, and become successful members of society. The JROTC Program is "CADET LED" meaning you can only get out of it what you put into it. The cadets decide how great we'll be. 

Lutcher High School Bulldog Battalion

The Bulldog Battalion is one of two JROTC Programs in the St. James Parish School District. It was founded in 2005 in Lutcher, LA. 

Uniforms are free of charge.
JROTC fee of $20 which includes Physical fitness shirt $15 & annual JROTC Ball $5
*If you already have a PT uniform, you are not required to purchase a new one.

The Military Ball is an annual event recognizing our seniors and the successes of our program. It is mandatory for all cadets to attend.

JROTC requires you to wear the uniform each Wednesday.
LETs 2/3/4 cannot pass JROTC without wearing their uniforms.
LET 1s who cannot wear the uniform will be assigned a weekly assignment. The assignment must be printed and turned in at the beginning of class on Uniform Day.

LET stands for Leadership Education Training (JROTC cadet years in the program) 

Physical Fitness, Drill, and Ceremony will be conducted throughout the week. You are required to participate and you will receive a grade based on your participation. 
Physical Fitness will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays unless informed by the instructor.
You must wear the physical fitness uniform to receive full credit.
No cell phones are authorized in Physical Training. 

Co-Curricular Activities

Cadets participate in a myriad of co-curricular activities to demonstrate their attainment of lesson outcomes. Some of these activities include precision and exhibition military drill competitions, air rifle competitions (optional), Raider Challenge competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp, and a physical fitness competition known as JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). Cadets who complete 4 years of JROTC co-curricular activities and its challenging curriculum will be more college and/or career ready.

National Impact

Arguably, JROTC is one of the most successful and significantly impactful youth-oriented programs in American history. As educators and others measure success, we have identified five Quality Indicators used to measure the effectiveness of the program in high schools. These five Quality Indicators are attendance, graduation, indiscipline, drop-out rate, and GPA. JROTC exceeds schools’ averages in each of these categories:

In JROTC you will learn:
*DISCIPLINE & TEAMWORK through Drill and Ceremony and Physical Fitness.
*ANGER MANAGEMENT and how to express your anger in a positive manner. 
*SACRIFICE & SELFLESS SERVICE through participating in community service activities.
*About DIVERSITY and how to get along with people who are different than you.
*RESPECT through daily dealings with following cadet & instructors. As well as, annual activities like the Veterans Day Program and field trips to the World War II Museum. 
*PRIDE through correctly wearing and maintaining the cadet uniform. In addition to being provided the opportunity to progress in rank and responsibility. 
*How to COMMUNICATE and present a POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE by participating in group activities involving presentations.

1st Period JROTC will provide a Flag Team to perform daily flag duties. The district and school flag will be raised shortly after the morning announcements. 

JROTC Resources & Links:
Official JROTC Website
JROTC Program Overview
Cadet Reference Book - Uniform Expectations Pages 6-11