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U.S. ARMY JROTC
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   "Screaming Eagles" Battalion  
Updated March 23, 2017.

Welcome to the Junior ROTC program at Cumberland Valley High School.

U.S. Army Junior ROTC is a full-credit, high school elective with the mission to motivate young people to be better citizens.  This is accomplished by developing six core abilities: building your capacity for life-long learning; communication skills; taking responsibility for your choices and actions; service to others; treating self and others with respect; and applying critical thinking skills.  There is NO military obligation associated with this course and the skills are useful for any future career.  JROTC is available to students in all grades.  All students must begin with Leadership Education and Training 1 (LET-1).  Subsequent courses are sequential with students able to take JROTC courses all four years of high school if they desire to do so.  The LET 3 & 4 courses are Honors Courses.  Colonel (Ret) John Kardos is the program's Senior Army Instructor and SFC (Ret) Ric Vargas is the Army Instructor.

Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD)
Congratulations to all "Screaming Eagles" Cadets for achieving the highest qualification assigned to JROTC programs!  On February 23, the Cumberland Valley High School Junior ROTC program once again earned the qualification of Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD), the highest honor awarded to JROTC programs.  This achievement required the cadet battalion to score at least 95% on a rigorous 5-hour inspection conducted by the JROTC Chief from the U.S Army's 2nd ROTC Brigade at Fort Dix, NJ.  The CV JROTC program achieved a perfect score on the JPA inspection, the first time that this has been achieved in the 115-school Brigade.  This inspection occurs only once every three years and is the most challenging part of the unit evaluation process that includes an annual report of the 75 events in which the cadets participate each year. In recognition of this achievement, the cadets will continue to proudly wear the HUD star insignia on their uniforms. 

Headlines
​- League 3 Drill Team Competition Champions!  On January 28th, the CV JROTC Drill Teams and Color Guard performed in an outstanding manner at the annual JROTC League 3 Drill Team Championship.  Competing in a 9-school field, CV JROTC brought home eight trophies, including: 1st place in the All-Around Drill Team category, 1st place in Armed Drill, 1st place in Color Guard, 1st place in Platoon Inspection, and 2nd place in Unarmed Drill. The team captains were C/LTC Pedro Acosta (Armed Drill), C/CPT Ava Durand  (Color Guard), C/1LT Hana Youssef (Inspection), and C/SFC Lauren Bellis (Unarmed Drill).  A "Well Done!" to all team members who worked very hard to achieve these results.

Announcements
- JCLC Organizational Meetings will be held at 3 PM on March 21 & 23.
- Senior Citizen Theater Escort on March 28.
 Sign-up will occur during class on 20 March.  Permission slips are due by March 22.  Training will be conducted at 3 PM on March 22 & 27.  Participating cadets must attend one of the training sessions.
 
- The CV JROTC Military Ball will be held on April 7.  All cadets, attending or not, will submit their RSVPs by March 24 to cadets who will be in the HQs before and after school.  
Marking Period 3 ends on March 24.  All assignments must be completed by March 29 to receive credit. 

Instructor Contact Information. 
COL Kardos 717-506-3757, jkardos@cvschools.org; SFC Vargas 717-506-3756, rvargas@cvschools.org

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