JROTC Overview

The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States.

The purpose of Junior ROTC is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.


  • Promote Citizenship
  • Develop Leadership & critical/creative thinking
  • Teach to communicate effectively
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Provide incentive to live drug-free
  • Strengthen positive self-motivation
  • Provide global awareness to include a historical perspective of military service
  • Train to work as a team member
  • Inspire to graduate from high school, attend institutions of higher learning, and pursue meaningful careers particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

JROTC Events

Salute to Veterans and Others too
Easter Egg Hunt
1st Annual CPL Jardas Triathlon
Service Learning Schedule

JROTC CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program.

At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the

position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.


JROTC Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQ (English)

FAQ (Spanish)


Cypress Lake High School Change of Command and Senior Awards

4 May 2021

JROTC Change of command ceremony

This Change of Command Ceremony is a long tradition within military units and it is call “Ceremonial Passing of The Unit Flag.”  This flag represents not only the Heritage and history of the JROTC, but also the Unity and Loyalty of its Cadets.  The flag is Commander’s Symbol of Authority, representing responsibilities to the organization.  Wherever the Commander Is....There also is the flag.”   The ceremony begins as all members of the official party take their positions and prepare for the passing of the flag.”  Members of the Official Party are, Major Provost, Senior Army Instructor, Cypress Lake High School, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Evan Franke, Outgoing Commander, and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jasmine Anderson, Incoming Commander and Cadet Command Sergeant Major Mencarelli.  After the Change of Command Mrs. Roles, Principal of Cypress Lake High School, placed JROTC Graduate Stoles and Cords on seniors. 


Principal Roles assisting with Change of Command ceremony

Cypress Seniors for School Year 20-21 are as follows: Cadet Carew, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Cadet Castellanos, United States Coast Guard, Cadet Colombo, United States Air Force, Cadet Franke, Citadel, Cadet Herrera, University of North Florida State, Cadet Hargrove, Allied Trade School, Cadet Hoffman, National Guard, Cadet Irias, United States Army,  Cadet Januszkiewicz, Allied Trade, Surgical Technician, Cadet Kiss, undecided, Cadet Mencarelli, United States Coast Guard, Cadet Odili, Florida Southwest College and Cadet Ringle, United States Marine Corps.

Cypress Lake High School, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)


6 May 21, Lee County JROTC Awards Ceremony


The Founder’s Award Was Created to Recognize the JROTC Program That Contributed the Highest Number of Community Service Hours During the School Year. This School Year, The JROTC Cadets of Lee County Donated an Incredible 18,625 Total Hours Toward the Betterment of our Communities.  An Amazing Achievement!  The Recipient of the 2021 Founder’s Award Is Cypress Lake High School JROTC With A Total of 2,190 Hours.


Student presented with award



Each February all of The JROTC Programs Conduct A Food Drive to Support Community Cooperative’s Efforts to Combat Hunger in Lee County.  It Has Had A Real Impact in our Community and all of Our Programs Deserve to be Congratulated for The Outstanding Result.  The JROTC Program that Donates the Largest Quantity of Food Per Cadet Takes Home the Fighting Hunger Trophy.   The Winner of the 2021 Fighting Hunger Trophy is Cypress Lake High School.  Cypress Lake JROTC Donated an Average Of 27.3 items Per Cadet.

JROTC Student presented with award


Congratulation Panthers! 


JROTC Portal

- History of JROTC - JROTC Sponsorship Forms & Sponsorship Letter - Cadet Chain of Command

- Army JROTC Creed - CLHS Instructors  - Battalion Events

- Team Activities  - Scrapbook - Battalion News Letter

- JROTC Leadership Applications - Raider Team Workout Plan



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