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   "Screaming Eagles" Battalion  
Updated October 15, 2021.

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 and CW3 Brian Martin are the Army Instructors.


- New Textbooks and Workbooks. The books that we will use during SY 21-22 can be found by clicking on the Textbooks/Notebooks link on the menu to the left. They can also be found in the Course Headquarters folder in Schoology.  

Cadet Battalion Duty Assignments.  The following links show the cadet battalion structure and the duty assignments for all cadets during SY 2020-21.  New duty assignments for SY 21-22 will be posted shortly.    

   = Command Groups and Staff Sections 

   = Platoons and Squads 
Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) 

Congratulations to all "Screaming Eagles" Cadets for achieving the highest qualification assigned to JROTC programs!  On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 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 4-hour inspection conducted by the JROTC Branch of the U.S Army's 2nd ROTC Brigade at Fort Dix, NJ.  The CV JROTC program exceeded requirements by achieving a perfect score on the JPA inspection.  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.


- Academic Team Takes 2nd Place in National Championship!!  During July 24-25, 2021, the CV JROTC Academic Team competed in the Junior ROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) in Washington, D.C. The team, composed of Cadets Emmaline Lombardo, Aman Mulla, Owen Reeves, and Connor Clifford, qualified for the tournament by finishing in the top 32 teams out of 1700 Army JROTC programs, during competitions held earlier in the school year.  
During the two-day JLAB quiz bowl tournament, the CV team achieved an impressive 10-1 record and recognition as the #2 team in the country.  For their accomplishment, the cadets received a trophy, medals for their dress uniforms, certificates of achievement, and letters of congratulations signed by General Colin Powell.  Well done!! 

- League 3 Drill Team Competition Champions! 
On January 25, 2020, the CV JROTC Drill Team and Color Guard won the annual JROTC League 3 Drill Team Championship for the fourth year in a row.  Competing in a 9-school field, CV JROTC brought home eight trophies, including taking 1st place in all regulation events: Color Guard, Platoon Inspection, Armed Drill, and Unarmed Drill. The team captains were C/CPT Jennifer Huber (Armed Drill, Color Guard), C/SSG David Wardle (Unarmed Drill), and C/2LT Brian Molina (Inspection).  Cadet Huber won the Commanders Inspection against the drill captains of the other eight schools.  Cadet Nate Marquart took 1st place in the Knockout competition out of almost 200 cadets.  A "Well Done!" to all team members who worked very hard to achieve these results.  

Other team members: Sokhna Diouf, Viran Gunawardana, Chris Hansen, Connor Hodgson, Kelon Knowlton, Kailynn Koozer, Destiny Kubiak, Rebecca Lee, Nabil Liban, Ethan Minnich, Lauren Murphy-Sweet, Padraig O'Neill, Cristopher Parades, Charyann Pou, Landen Roup, Drasan Rye, Bailey Seeger, Isabella Shaner-Elliott, Alexa Simcox, Thomas Still, Marcus Vener, Marcus Vogelsong, Alex Wardle, Mason Willis, Jaydenn Wood, Tina Yang. 

- CV JROTC Raider Team Wins League Championship!
  On April 6, 2019, the CV JROTC Raider Team won the League 3 Raider Championship for the eighth consecutive year.  This physically and mentally demanding competition was held at Shippensburg University in a field of seven high schools from across south central Pennsylvania.  The competition is composed of: the Army Physical Fitness Test (push-ups, sit-ups, 2-mile run), Land Navigation Course, the One-Rope Bridge Construction and Traverse, First Aid and Litter Carry, and a 3-kilometer Team Run. After months of intensive training, the CV cadets put on an impressive showing, including winning all five events.  Also, Cadets Kiersten Melder and Stephen Houck won the Iron Woman and Iron Man awards respectively for earning the highest Physical Fitness Test score among all competitors.  While only our A Team (one team per school) is allowed to compete for the Championship, the B Team took 1st place overall in their category with wins in four of the five events.   

A Team:  Lucas Stutenroth, (Co-Captain), Ethan Schulz (Co-Captain), Kiersten Melder, Clayton Richardson, Caleb Frawley, Andrew Casher, Owen Clifford, Chris Olenick, Stephen Houck, Aman Mulla.  

B Team:  Kacy Rabanal (Co-Captain), Alexis Pottinger (Co-Captain), Jennifer Huber, Wyatt Crader, Connor Clifford, Sokhna Diouf, Mike Karimov, Logan Amrhein, Chibuikem Ekezie, Marlon Castellano.  Other team members: Matthew Colarusso. 

Instructor Contact Information. 
COL Kardos 717-506-3757,; SFC Vargas 717-506-3756,  

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