Student to Soldier

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As General Thoron once said, “There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion”.

. Founded at the school 1993, the Deerfield Beach High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps participate in a wide variety of activities from target practice with air rifles, to physical training. The club/class is lead by Master Gunnery Sergeant A. Gomez and First Sergeant L. Thomas, who require their students to achieve a certain amount of dedication.

JROTC was created as a part of the National Defense Act of 1916. The purpose was to “install in students into secondary educational institutions of the values of citizenship service to the United States, and personal responsibilities and a sense of accomplishment”

JROTC Programs can be found in the majority of public high schools across the nation. Every high school is assigned to a different branch of the military, and Deerfield Beach High is only one of two schools in Broward County to have the Marine Corps as there assigned program. Even though the main objective of JROTC is to train the younger generation to be prepared to serve there country, only 5% of members in Broward join the Arm Forces after graduation, however a stunning 90% of members do attend to college.

If any Bucks would like more information on JROTC, meets are held every Monday and Wednesday after school and they can talk to either instructor.