In February, the West Johnston High School Army JROTC program underwent a major inspection for accreditation. In the JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA), cadets were graded in three major categories: maintaining a nice and neat uniform; presenting their Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP); and, presenting the Service Learning Project (SLP). Throughout the Battalion inspection, cadets demonstrated mastery of general knowledge by correctly responding to questions from JPA representatives.
As part of the CIP, the Wildcat Army JROTC program is working to motivate cadets to participate in physical training and to increase physical fitness scores by 25 percent over the next four years. The senior cadet staff researched and designed a physical fitness program based on long-term health benefits for the cadets.
For the SLP, cadets are partnering with Camp4Heroes, an organization which provides support and respite for veterans and first responders who are experiencing difficulties in civilian life. Within a few weeks, cadets will continue their service at the camp, providing leadership and staff to attend to the camp’s needs.
The senior cadet staff guided the unit through preparations for this inspection over the past year. The cadets passed the JPA, retaining the Honor Unit with Distinction designation. West Johnston is proud of its Army JROTC program and looks forward to seeing the unit grow in its success.