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Cadets from Volunteer High School's Navy JROTC trekked to Marine Corps Recruit Deport Parris Island, South Carolina on Friday April 24, 2015. The Cadets went to view the graduation of Marine Private First Class Zachary Chandler who had been part of the Navy JROTC and graduated Volunteer High School in December in order to attend recruit training. The Cadets were able to see the completion of the process of Making Marines and celebrate the success of a classmate and friend.

 Following graduation,  the Cadets went to the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina to meet with the various ROTC departments and the Admissions office. The tour of the campus and meetings with the departments encouraged some of the Cadets about opportunities to attend college after graduation. They appreciated the small campus, quality education, and military environment, although not all of them wanted that for their college experience.


The mission of Navy JROTC is to instill the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. Trips to military bases and universities around the region help accomplish this mission by showing cadets the opportunities that await upon completion of high school. Cadets receive academic credit for their enrollment in JROTC while earning community service hours, participating in extracurricular activities, and developing leadership attributes. Cadets have no military obligation for participating in JROTC, but they can receive promotion in the armed forces should they choose to enlist.


Steven D. Bickford, MEd
Major USMC (ret)
Senior Naval Science Instructor

Volunteer High School
1050 Volunteer Street
Church Hill, TN 37642
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