• Alena D. Fuller
    LT, USN (RET) 
    Senior Naval Science Instructor
    Kingwood High School 
    Email Address: axfuller@humbleisd.net
    Terri N. Lee
    CPO, USN (RET)
    Naval Science Instructor
    Kingwood High School
    Email Address: tnlee@humbleisd.net
    Cadet Lieutenant Commander Alexander Thurman
    Company CO
    Email Address: alethu3814@humbleisd.net


    Please watch the back to school message from Naval Service Training Command for the 22-23 school year. 



    NJROTC Activity Fee $60.00




    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why should a student enroll in JROTC? To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.  To develop leadership potential, while working cooperatively with others.  To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.  To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.  To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.  To develop mental management abilities.


    What does JROTC stand for?  JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. It is a military regulated high school program whose purpose is to educate high school students in leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of citizenship. The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to become better American citizens.


    By enrolling in JROTC, are you joining the military?  No.  Students who enroll in JROTC don't join the military.  They take a JROTC or Leadership class for which they receive credit.


    Will my son/daughter have to serve in the military if they join high school JROTC?  No.  There is no commitment to serve in the armed forces if a student goes through the high school JROTC program.


    Does the JROTC program recruit for the Armed Forces?  NO!  We do not recruit for the Armed Forces. Less than 15% of Houston ISD JROTC students enlist in the military after graduation; most enroll in college.  However, some of our students do elect to join one of the military services.  If they do join, they enter the service with an accelerated promotion which means and immediate $350.00 monthly raise. 


    Who teaches the students?  All teachers or JROTC instructors are retired from active military service.  They are certified to teach JROTC in accordance with published standards from each of the military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force).


    Is JROTC or Leadership like boot camp? No.  The JROTC course is a leadership and  character education program that does not rely on harsh discipline techniques like a boot camp.


    If the mission of JROTC is to “motivate young people to be better citizens,” how do you accomplish this mission?  By instilling discipline, respect for self and authority, accepting responsibility and being accountable for their actions and learning to work as part of a team. 


    What can students expect to learn by taking JROTC or Leadership?  Leadership, Citizenship, Organizational Skills, Self Discipline, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Team Building Skills , Leadership Ethics, Respect/Courtesy, Punctuality/Grooming, Methods of Instruction, Physical Fitness, Computer Skills, Managing Peer Pressure, Stress Management, Map Reading, Orienteering, Service Learning, Economics, Overcoming Adversity, Military History, Personal Finance, Character Values, Personal Fitness, Test Preparation, CPR & First Aid, Self Confidence, Self Esteem. 


     What do I get out of taking JROTC?  Life skills! The development of your personal potential, the enhanced ability to communicate with others, the knowledge and ability to coordinate varied activities, the focused skills to plan, organize and lead group activities and the knowledge and skills to motivate and bring a team together will give the student a distinct advantage in college and beyond. Also, this can be a fairly easy 90 grade or higher. This can help the overall GPA. Every student is capable to achieve this if they simply cooperate, follow instructions, pay attention in class, read the material, and study a little.


    What makes JROTC and Leadership different from other classes?  Students in JROTC and Leadership learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and "live" situations. For instance, a JROTC cadet might be found leading classmates in and outside the classroom. 


    Why do the students conduct drill or march?  JROTC uses drill and ceremonies as a well-defined, relatively easy to master training tool or vehicle.  This tool is used to teach and develop teamwork, leadership, instructional skills, attention to detail, bearing, respect for authority and for others, responsibility, and endurance.


    Are both girls and boys enrolled in JROTC?  Yes.  All leadership positions are available to both sexes equally.