Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.

Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that "the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment."

The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military content.

The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently, an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.

JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1645 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 281,000 cadets with 4,000 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of active duty Army retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our country.
 

Allen Central High School JROTC
Lt. Col. Maynard 
Sgt. Hardy
Eastern, KY  42164
606.358.9543

Allen County Scottsville High School JROTC
Col Ron Turner
570 Oliver Street
Scottsville, KY  42164
270.618.3181
 

Barren County High School JROTC
CSM Wilkerson
CSM Gearlds 
Glasgow, KY  42141
270.651.6315 x1106

Belfry High School JROTC
CW3 (RET) TIM CAMPBELL
1SG (RET) RAYMOND BROWN  
Belfry, KY  41514
606.237.5848

Bowling Green Senior High School JROTC
Bowling Green, KY  42104
270.746.2300

Breathitt County High School JROTC
Jackson, KY  41339
606.666.7511

Buckhorn High School JROTC
Johnny Anderson 
Buckhorn, KY  41721
606.398.7176 w x2127

Bullitt Central High School JROTC
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502.543.7021

Butler Traditional High School JROTC
LTC (Ret) Ken Woodburn (SAI)
SFC (Ret) Timothy Campbell (AI)
2222 Crumms Lane
Louisville, KY  40216
502.485.8220
 
Central Hardin High School JROTC
3040 Leitchfield Road
Cecilia, KY 42724
270.737.6800

Clay County High School JROTC
Manchester, KY  40962
606.598.3737

Clinton County High School JROTC
Mr. Ron Cook
Master Sgt. Robert Osborne 
2353 North Highway 127
Albany, KY  42602
606.387.5569

Corbin High School JROTC
Senior Army Instructor: Ricky D. McClure, LTC, USA (Retired)
Army Instructor: SFC Rowland, USA (Retired)
1901 Snyder Street
Corbin, KY  40701
606.528.3902

East Carter High School JROTC
Grayson, KY   41143
606.835.2811

East Ridge High School JROTC
MSG. Michael  D.  Thompson
19471 Lick Mountain Road, #1 Warrior Path
Lick Creek, KY  41540
606.835.2811

Eastern High School JROTC
12400 Old Shelbyville Road 
Louisville, KY  40243
502.485.8243

Elliott County High School JROTC
Sandy Hook, KY  41171
606.738.8326

Estill County High School JROTC
Irvine, KY  40336
606.723.2181

Fort Campbell High School JROTC
Email
Fort Campbell, KY  402223
931.431.5056

Fort Knox High School JROTC
Building 7501
266 Maine Street
Fort Knox, KY 40121
502-624-2247

George Rogers Clark High School JROTC
Winchester, KY  40391
859.737.4203

Grant County High School JROTC
CSM  Charles Duffee
1SG Donald Eynon
SGT Roger Cole
715 Warsaw Rd.
Dry Ridge, KY  41035
859.824.9739

Harlan County High School JROTC
4000 N US HWY 119
Baxter, KY  40806
606.574.2020

Henderson County High School JROTC
1805 Second Street
Henderson, KY  42420
270.831.8810

Henry Clay High School Army JROTC
Senior Army Instructor Bill Larkin
SFC Brian K. Hunt
2100 Fontain Road
Lexington, KY 40502
859.381.3423 x1105

Hopkinsville High School JROTC
Hopkinsville, KY  42240
270.887.7110

Jackson County High School JROTC
McKee, KY  40447

John Hardin High School JROTC
Elizabethtown, KY  42701
270.769.8906

Knox Central High School JROTC
Barbourville, KY  40906

Lawrence County High School JROTC
Louisa, KY 41230
606.638.9676 x404

Letcher County Central High School JROTC
435 Cougar Drive
Whitesburg, KY  41858
606.633.2339

Lewis County High School JROTC
Chief Hilger
Sergeant Sauley
Vanceburg, KY  41179
606.796.2823

Logan County High School JROTC
Joseph Brockman
Russellville, KY 42276
270.726.8454

Louisville Male High School JROTC
CSM Jones
Michael P. Meneghetti, MAJOR USA (Retired)
4409 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY  40213
502.485.8763

Madison County Central High School JROTC
705 North 2nd St
Richmond, KY  40475
859.625.6109 x5504 

Marion County High School JROTC
Michael S. Medley
Philip Chatigny
755 East Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033
270.692.6066 x114 or x105

Martha Lane Collins High School JROTC
LTC (R) Keith A. Gramig
MSG(R) Alvin C. Bethea
801 Discovery Blvd
Shelbyville, KY  40065
502.647.1160 x1258 or x1256

Mason County High School JROTC
Thomas Cordingly
1320 US Hwy 68
Maysville, KY 41056
606.564.3393

McCreary Central High School JROTC
400 Raiders Way
Stearns, KY 42647
270.273.5127

McLean County High School JROTC
LTC (Ret) Steve Darnall
1859 Hwy 136 East
Calhoun, KY 42327
270.273.5127

Middlesboro High School JROTC
220 North 20th, POB 959
Middlesboro, KY  40965
606.242.8820

Montgomery County High School JROTC
724 Woodford Drive
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
859.498.9585

Muhlenberg County High School JROTC
2900 St Rt 176
Greenville, KY 42345
270.338.0076

North Bullet High School JROTC
Shepherdsville, KY  40165
502.957.2186

North Hardin High School JROTC
Radcliff, KY  40160
270.351.3167

Ohio County High School JROTC
1400 South Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347
270.274.3366

Owensboro High School JROTC
Nicholas Cheesman
1800 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
270.686.1110 x2110

Paul G. Blazer High School JROTC
CW3 Gary Payton
Senior Army Instructor
CSM (R) Paul D. Royster
Assistant Army Instructor
1820 Hickman Street
Ashland, KY  41101
606-325-4561

Phelps High School JROTC
David B. Akers 1SG (R) USA
Phelps, KY  41553
606.456.3482

Pike County High School JROTC
Major Ernie Morrow
1st Sgt. John T. Williamson
Pikeville, KY  41501
606-432-7735

Pulaski County High School JROTC
Somerset, KY  42503
606.677.0367

Rockcastle High School JROTC
Keith Graves
Jeff Thompson
1545 Lake Cumberland Road
P.O. Box 1410
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
606.256.4816

Shelby Valley High School JROTC
LTZ Zoellers
SFC Pennington
Pikeville, KY 41501
606.639.0033

Sheldon Clark High School JROTC
SFC Rodriguez
HC 63 Box 810
Inez, KY  41224
606.298.3591
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Southern High School JROTC
Louisville, KY  40219
502.485.8330

Southwestern High School JROTC
1765 WTLO Road
Somerset, KY  42503
606.678.7142

Warren Central High School JROTC
CW3 Keith T. Murphy
1SG John Hurley
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270.842.7302 x3317
Email

Wayne County High School JROTC
Monticello, KY  42633
606.348.5575

West Chester High School JROTC
Olive Hill, KY  41164
606.286.2481

Whitley County High School JROTC
350 Boulevard of Champions
Williamsburg, KY  40769
606.549.7009