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From the Chairman

March 2023

This is the time of year when the JROTC Units are in the process of having the JROTC Program Accreditation (JPA) Inspections. These annual/triannual Unit inspections cover all aspects of the JROTC Unit Compliance curriculum, including uniform, drill, color guard, records, and the formal briefing by the JROTC Inspector from the Division Headquarters for the Service Organizations. The inspection team comes to the program/classrooms and conducts the inspections throughout the day. The cadets demonstrate that they truly have a “cadet-run program” in which they work tirelessly to make sure they get scores that exceed standards and earn Units of Distinction Awards and accolades. The attached photo is for Dillard AFJROTC FL791 for the presentation of the Top Performer Ribbons for the “Rising Stars Award” by their Senior Instructor, MSgt. (Ret) T. Robinson and the AF Inspector, LtCol (Ret) Buck. Congratulations to all these outstanding cadets and others who will be reviewed during these inspections.

Last month, the Army JROTC State Marksmanship Competition was held at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral. There were 26 Teams and 106 individual competitors in a daylong event that went very smoothly. The 13th District Lee County event precedes it held on the previous day for local teams. The State Marksmanship match is conducted the following day by the Army 6th Brigade to determine the top teams within Florida. There we three separate firing sequences using 34 firing lanes. The host school sold refreshments and food, and many parents and family members were present. There were teams from across the state, with three schools participating from Cape Coral for the State Meet. Mariner HS took first place in the District and State events. I want to give special thanks to American Legion Post 90, JROTC Chairman Dennis Stebbins, who has given so much time, money, and support to this event which has been a standing tribute to the Marksmanship Program throughout the past years. Attached is a photo of the Marksmanship Meet at Cape Coral for the Award Ceremony, which is in part sponsored by the Department of Florida.

The JSSP Postal Match closed on February 15th to have all fired targets returned for scoring. Please keep watch on the Legion website for the results to show the individuals and teams who will be receiving the distinctive awards. Thanks to all our competitors, and good luck to all for the second-round competition. Support of our Youth is the Support for our future. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

JRTOC Island Coast Individual Marksmanship

JRTOC Island Coast
Individual Marksmanship


JROTC Island Coast Marksmanship

JROTC Island Coast Marksmanship


Dillard AFJROTC JPA Rising Star Award

Dillard AFJROTC JPA Rising Star Award

Loretta Young