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U.S. ARMY JROTC
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   "Screaming Eagles" Battalion  
Updated November 25, 2018.

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.

Announcements  

- Blood Drive, Nov 30, 8 AM-3 PM in Eagle Lobby.  All members of the community are encouraged to participate in this important effort .  


Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD)
Congratulations to all "Screaming Eagles" Cadets for achieving the highest qualification assigned to JROTC programs!  On February 23, 2017, 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. 

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JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), June 4-8.  During this period, 10 Cumberland Valley HS cadets attended JCLC to develop their leadership skills and gain experience, while participating in adventure skills training with cadets from 10 area schools.  All of the cadets did very well and earned their JCLC ribbons/tabs and their Recondo tabs.  Congratulations to Cadets Rabanal, White, Beu, and Olenick for being selected as the Honor Cadet within their respective platoons.  

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

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