Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

JROTC is mandatory for freshmen and sophomores at Benedictine. Emphasis during these years is on learning how to follow. The junior and senior years are voluntary and emphasis is placed on how to lead. Cadets receive academic credit for each successfully completed year. BC’s program provides Cadets with necessary uniforms and books. Benedictine’s JROTC program focus is reflected in its mission statement, "To motivate young people to be better citizens." That is why our JROTC program is designed to teach Benedictine students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork and self-discipline.

The JROTC program prepares our students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. This program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from Benedictine, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, the school, the community, and the nation.

Cadets meet daily with their instructors to receive formal instructions.

JROTC Cadets can compete to earn a coveted slot to attend a week long JROTC Leadership Camp, normally conducted in the month of June. This camp provides the Cadet an opportunity to practice leadership skills in an unfamiliar environment. Cadets are allowed a chance to participate in citizenship-building exercises and have the opportunity to experience living and interacting with their peers from other schools in a military setting. Cadets receive instruction in military type skills in a "hands on" military environment (First Aid-Litter Carry, Rappelling, Land Navigation, Rope Bridge Construction and Drown-Proofing). Additionally, the camp provides the opportunity to participate in Adventure Training not normally available to Cadets. The camp also takes advantage of recreational facilities available at military installations.

Since 1902, the military tradition at Benedictine has flourished and will continue to succeed. Benedictine's JROTC Corps of Cadets was one of the first JROTC units on the east coast to undergo the new Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program of Accreditation Inspection (JPA). During the 2015-16 school year, the Corps of Cadets' performance was stellar, scoring the highest (99.8 points) of any unit evaluated to date within 6th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command area of operations. As a result, BC's JROTC was awarded "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star" for a 30th consecutive year, meaning it has been rated through inspections and performance as being in the top 20 percent of all U.S. Army JROTC units in the nation. This allows BC to nominate up to five Cadets each year to each of our nation's five service academies. Benedictine Cadets wear their Gold Stars with pride. During the 2016-17 school year, BC scored 99.75 points to earn "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star" for a 31st consecutive year. During the 2017-18 school year, BC earned 98.125 points out of a possible 100 points to earn "Honor Unit With Distinction, Gold Star" for a 32nd consecutive year.

JROTC Competitions and Special Events -

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Drill-Related Competitions

Cadet of the Month

Squad of the Quarter

Platoon of the Semester

Best Drill Company

Company of the Year

JROTC Special Events

JROTC Chain of Command

Commander-in-Chief President Donald J. Trump


Secretary of Defense

Patrick M. Shanahan

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper

Chief of Staff, US Army General Mark A. Milley

US Training and Doctrine
Command (TRADOC)

General Stephen J. Townsend

US Army Cadet Command Major General
John R. Evans, Jr.

Sixth ROTC Brigade Commander

Colonel Joseph W. Vongs

Senior Army Instructor (SAI) LTC Stephen Suhr
  Cadet Brigade Commander

Will Gladden 

  Cadet 1st Battalion Commander

Miles Silva

  Cadet 2nd Battalion Commander

Jaylien Duncan

  Cadet 3rd Battalion Commander

Joseph Kelley


Cadet 4th Battalion Commander

Kevin Morin

  Cadet 5th Battalion Commander

Connor Jacobsen



Click here for a PDF of the newsletter created by Cadet LTC Sam Jones and Cadet SGM Andrew Peters 


Additional Information

JROTC Course Descriptions

Army JROTC Ribbon Sorter


                                                                                    Issues of The Quill II:

The Quill II, Volume IV, Issue I, Fall/Winter 2016 (By Brigade S-2 Current Affairs Officer CDT LTC William Pesto and Brigade S-2 NCO CDT SGM Michael Dolor)

The Quill II, Volume II, Issue III, Spring 2015 (By Brigade S-2 Current Affairs Officer CDT LTC Al Pesto III and Brigade S-2 NCO CDT SGM Austin Karesh)

The Quill II, Volume II, Issue I, Fall/Winter 2015 (By Brigade S-2 Current Affairs Officer CDT LTC Austin Karesh and Brigade S-2 NCO CDT SGM William Pesto)

  The Quill II, Volume I, Issue II, Winter 2015 (By Brigade S-2 Current Affairs Officer CDT LTC Al Pesto III and Brigade S-2 NCO CDT SGM Austin Karesh)

The Quill II, Volume I, Issue I, Quarter I 2014 (By Brigade S-2 Current Affairs Officer CDT LTC Al Pesto III and Brigade S-2 NCO CDT SGM Austin Karesh)






Founded in 1902, Benedictine Military School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory day school educating young men in grades 9-12.

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Savannah, GA 31406
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