What is JROTC?

All students become cadets at SMA High, and all cadets are engaged in the Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corp. JROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, and service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “to motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of responsibilities and privileges as American citizens. The JROTC program provides the backbone of the SMA culture and gives each cadet an opportunity to become a leader to his or her own potential and desire. The JROTC program is what makes SMA the special place that it is. 

2020-2021 Cadet Leadership

Commandant's Message:

Congratulations on your selection as Senior Leaders for the upcoming school year.  Each of you have been selected for your positions based on the potential that you have demonstrated for increased responsibility. 

Although there will be challenges to be met and overcome I am confident that we have selected the right leaders to set the Regiment up for success. This is going to be a great school year, thank you for all that you have done to get you this far and for all that you are going to do this year.

LTC Ben Weiss

Commandant of Cadets

Check out our Regimental Staff!

2019-2020 JROTC Awards

Click here for a virtual pep talk with Commandant LTC Ben Weiss!

"What does Memorial Day mean to you?" Cadets Alyssa Howe and Eva Nazario take the assignment to another level. 

JROTC News & Events

Leadership Education and Training 2019-20