The Sheldon Clark High School JROTC Cardinal Battalion is committed to serving our school and community in any way possible. Our mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. WELCOME!
Retired Army Sargeant First Class with over 25 years of active duty service. Graduated the Army's Aviation School, Air Assault School and the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.
SFC Carroll has his Liberal Arts Degree from Excelsior College.
Motivating and developing young people is our primary mission and is what JROTC is all about. We are NOT military recruiters. We provide classroom instruction and extracurricular activities to help prepare our Cardinal Battalion JROTC cadets for a rewarding life after high school! Meanwhile, we want to ensure everyone has fun along the way!
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Course prepares you for a life NOT the military. Junior ROTC is a high school elective course given during regular school hours but includes many out-of-classroom activities. We cover the basics of history, government, technology awareness and current events. We also teach leadership skills (how to motivate others) and personal skills (how to study, take notes, and interview for jobs). We also offer extracurricular activites like Drill Team, Color Guard, Marksmanship and Raiders.
No JROTC cadet is under any obligation to join the military. Our interest is simply to give young people an opportunity to develop and improve themselves in ways other classes just don't offer. We aren't promoting the military lifestyle but we do use military skills to teach self-discipline, confidence and pride in a job well done.