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House Education Committee Briefing 3 March 2010. Mike Curry JROTC Director MS Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools Implementation of Mississippi Code § 37-3-95. Personal Background. Retired Navy Commander Taught Algebra II one year and Special Education one year

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House Education Committee Briefing

3 March 2010

Mike Curry

JROTC Director

MS Department of Education

Office of Healthy Schools

Implementation of Mississippi Code § 37-3-95

personal background
Personal Background
  • Retired Navy Commander
  • Taught Algebra II one year and Special Education one year
  • NJROTC Instructor 10 ½ years
  • Licensed for JROTC, Math, Business, Economics, and School Administrator
purpose of jrotc
Purpose of JROTC
  • To instill in students of United States secondary educational institutions:
  • the values of citizenship,
  • service to the United States,
  • personal responsibility, and
  • a sense of accomplishment.
goals of jrotc
Goals of JROTC
  • Promote citizenship
  • Develop leadership and critical/creative thinking
  • Teach to communicate effectively
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Provide incentive to live drug-free
  • Strengthen positive self-motivation
  • Provide global awareness and military perspective
  • Train to work as a team member
  • Inspire to graduate from high school, and continue

education

jrotc curriculum
JROTC Curriculum
  • Physical activity / education
  • Health
  • First aid
  • Life skills
  • Leadership and character development
  • Military history and traditions
  • Government, Geography, and Science
jrotc activities
JROTC Activities
  • Military drill competitions
  • Athletic competitions
  • Marksmanship competitions
  • Orienteering competitions
  • Academic competitions
  • Color Guard events and competitions
  • Community Service
  • Field trips
jrotc outcomes
JROTC Outcomes
  • Better attendance rate
  • Higher graduation rate
  • Less discipline infractions
  • Lower drop out rate
  • Higher grade point average
mississippi jrotc units
Mississippi JROTC Units

Service Units Students

Army 51 7,586

Air Force 18 2,277

Navy 12 1,557

Marine Corps 3 649

Total 84 12,069

(In addition, Piney Woods School also has an Army JROTC unit.)

mississippi jrotc climate
Mississippi JROTC Climate
  • JROTC highly valued / supported
  • JROTC teacher license
  • JROTC substitutes for physical education graduation requirement
recent jrotc successes
Recent JROTC Successes
  • Hattiesburg HS attended 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC
  • New units at Bay Springs, Clarksdale, Horn Lake, and West Harrison
  • Callaway, Gulfport, McLaurin competed in the 2009 National JROTC Drill Championships
  • Brandon, New Albany, Moss Point to compete at 2010 National Marksmanship Competition
  • Summer training at Ft. Knox, Camp Shelby, NAS Meridian, Keesler AFB
jrotc director accomplishments
JROTC Director Accomplishments
  • Mississippi JROTC web site
  • Advisory Committee
  • Membership in MHSAA
  • MSU & USM to host competitions
  • JROTC Publicity
  • Liaison with military services
jrotc director goals
JROTC Director Goals
  • Additional JROTC units
  • Minimize instructor vacancies
  • Additional course substitution
  • Improve data reporting
contact information
Contact Information

Mike Curry

Phone: (601) 359-1816

mcurry@mde.k12.ms.us

www.healthyschoolsms.org/jrotc