The Red Oak NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) was established at Red Oak High School in the summer of 2009. Since that time, the program has developed into one of the top-rated units in North Texas. The cadets in the unit compete in Armed and Unarmed Drill, Color Guard, Academics, Orienteering, and Air Rifle. Our unit has earned the NJROTC Achievement Award and we lead the way in community and school service.
NJROTC has something unique to offer; an elective with a diverse syllabus that includes academics, teamwork, leadership, and one that counts as a PE credit. Students do not incur any military obligation, but if they are considering the military in their future being part of JROTC can result in advanced rank and pay when they join ANY branch of the service after high school.
- We are FREE!
- You get PE credit
- Military Ball (Spring Formal)
- Field trips and a spring trip
- Lessons in teamwork and leadership
- A place to belong and have fun
- ROHS - Public Service Endorsement
- A chance to participate, compete, and lead in Drill, Marksmanship, PE, Academics, and Color Guard
Most of our Cadets feel that JROTC is a second family and this helps to explain why our retention rate is over 80%. Please read some of the quotes from our students that describe how they feel about this program:
“I stayed in because I felt welcomed. I made friends and felt like I was finally a part of something bigger than myself. Joining JROTC was a breath of fresh air.”
“I joined ROTC because my life needed new direction. I needed structure. I stayed because I loved the environment and the bond I developed with the other cadets and the new family I made for myself.”
“ROTC broke me out of my shell and I stayed because of the fun and the family atmosphere.”
“I chose to stay in JROTC because it was fun and challenging and the people in it are good genuine people. I stayed because it made me a better person.”
Cadet Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Commander Joshua McAlister
Cadet Executive Officer
Lieutenant Ashley Gonzalez
Cadet Command Master Chief
Senior Chief Amy Salguero