JROTC History

  • JROTC Mission is "To Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens." 

    JROTC History Timeline

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) 

    • One of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world.


    • National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions.


    • In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees.


    • JROTC salary is cost-shared between the U.S. Army and the school


    Congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031Each military service sponsoring a JROTC program is designed to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” 


      Nixa High School JROTC 

    • Established in 1996 as part of an expansion initiative approved by the U.S. Congress


    • Highly regarded JROTC program throughout the Southwest Missouri area


    • Designated as an Honor Unit with Distinction program for the past 22 years


    • Supports multiple co-curricular competitive and non-competitive teams


      Co-Curricular activities 

    • Drill Team

    • Color Guard

    • Raider Team

    • Air Rifle Marksmanship Team

    • CyberPatriot

    • VEX Robotics

    • Academic Team

    • Leadership Team

    • Orienteering/Land Navigation

    • Staff Rides

    • JROTC Olympics

    • Community Events

    • JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)