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New Hanover High School Army JROTC ............ School Year 2011-2012

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August 2012
"The way it was…"

Lieutenant Colonel James M. Chaffins retired in June 2012 after serving 19 years as Senior Army Instructor.  Sergeant First Class Harry Shepherd was Army Instructor from August 1998 to June 2013.

Army JROTC - The Making of a Better Citizen 

The New Hanover High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps was established in 1937 and is the oldest JROTC program in the Carolinas.  The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens.  Army JROTC uses military skills to teach self-confidence and pride in a job well done.  It instills within students the foundations for success by building self-awareness, essential life skills, and the ability to set and achieve goals



Why join Army JROTC?


JROTC teaches leadership, integrity, honesty, commitment, citizenship, and respect.


JROTC is about belonging.  It is about belonging to a diverse organization made up of students, instructors, and parents who are committed to excellence in the teaching of skills that will last a life time.


JROTC is not about joining the military (there is no service obligation).  Rather, JROTC is about students learning to do their best and being recognized for it.  JROTC offers students a chance to excel, an opportunity to participate, and the prospect for success in and out of the classroom.


JROTC's only expectation of students is that they:  do their best; practice integrity with their peers, parents, teachers and society; and participate in a spirit of willingness.


From this expectation grows a common goal among cadets of the Army JROTC Wilcat Battalion:  leadership and excellence.


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