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Hawk Battalion 

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Why Join?

JROTC is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and also in some middle schools across the United States and at US military bases across the world. Participating in Armwood's JROTC program is a great way to maximize your high-school experience. While joining the program can help with enlisted advancements it does not require you to partake the military. Despite our service being Army, we offer opportunities to learn of each branch and you're encouraged, but not forced to engage in any. An abudance of scholarships are offered that can be applied to pay for college expenses. We provide basic military knowledge and leadership intellingence, yet our essential objective is to "motivate students to be better citizens". The program is marvelous for teaching values that are favorable through each path in life. Overall, joining the Hawk Battalion can implement students with structure, self-discipline, and a sense of community.

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Weekly Schedule

Throughout JROTC’s 2 semesters theres a new plan each day of the week to maintain cadets focus and discipline.A schedule establishes a predictable routine that reduces stress and improves efficiency. Our schedule keeps us on track and allows for predictability and familiarity amongst the cadets.

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Uniform Inspection

Every Monday with few exceptions cadets are expected to present themselves in either the class A or class B assigned. Uniform wear teaches discipline and should be worn appropriately with honor. 


Extracurricular Activities

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Our team must exhibit skills of discipline, bearing, snap, command, and control in order to be competitive within each event. Each cadet practices on displaying excellence in the performance art.

Service Hours

This program offers many opportunities  to achieve service hours throughout the year. Ranging from all directions, those on search for more hours can obtain plenty through JROTC. For the duration of the school year, the options include but aren't limited to drill meet runners, morning and after school flag duty, event set up and take down,...... With the piling amount of hours we provide, theres an online logging tool to keep track called Profferfish that we offer to use.

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Books, Essays and Articles

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Senior Army Instructor Lieutenant Colonel Rodriguez

  LTC Rodriguez assumed his current duties as the Senior Army Instructor at Armwood High School Army-Junior Reserve Training Corps on 1 August 2022 after serving the Army for 27 ½ years.

  A native of Oahu, Hawaii, LTC Rodriguez entered the Army in 1994 as an Infantrymen in the California National Guard, 40th Infantry Division. A graduate of the San Diego State University ROTC program where he received his commission as an Infantry Officer. He later branch transferred to the Military Intelligence with emphasis in Counterintelligence. LTC Rodriguez has had multiple commands and various staff positions in five Combat Infantry Divisions; a Combat Developer position at the U.S. Army and Doctrine at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; at III-Corps he served as a G-2X; he later served at the U.S. European Command as the CI Coordinating Authority-Army and as the U.S. Representative to NATO for three years to include instructing at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany; a Service Component Command at U.S. Army Pacific Command, special activities assignment and served in two major Combatant Commands (USEUCOM and USSOCOM) in a 27 ½ tenure of service to the nation. His operational deployments include a tour in the Republic of Korea, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as a Company Commander; and in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM/NEW DAWN as a Brigade Intelligence Officer (S-2) and as a Battalion Executive Officer. LTC Rodriguez has eleven years of joint experience at three different echelons (JTF and Agency) as a Branch Chief, Deputy Division Chief, and as Division Chief in sensitive niche positions.

  LTC Rodriguez's education includes a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from SDSU. He has obtained a master's degree in Business and Organizational Security from Webster University. He is a graduate from the Army's Command and Staff College (resident).

  LTC Rodriguez and his wife have been married for more than 26 years and have two children. His wife is a professor of Spanish at University Maryland Baltimore County and at Holy Names Catholic High School.

  His awards and decorates include the Bronze Star (2 oak leaf cluster); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters); Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (4 oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (2 oak leaf clusters); National Defense Medal (with star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (campaign star);

Iraq Campaign Medal (campaign star); Korean Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (5); California Drill Attendance Ribbon; Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2); Meritorious Unit Citation; Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; a Knowlton Award Recipient; and Korean Parachutist Wings.

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Unit Summary

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Hawk Battalion 23-24 Chain of Command


Battalion Commander: Cadet Schellhorn, Jaimilee

Battalion Executive Officer: Cadet Bates, Bryce

S1 (Administration Officer) : Cadet Santiago, Dayane

S2 (Security Officer) : Cadet Bencivenga, Keegan

S3 (Training Officer) : Cadet Lewis, Kaylyn

S4 (Logistics Officer) : Cadet David, Cheyenne

S5 (Public Affairs Officer): Cadet Grant, Paris

Staff Assistant: 

  • Cadet  Mulholland, Coral

Company Commanders:

  • Cadet Aldape, Rosalinda

  • Cadet Sheffield, Nicholae

  • Cadet Rodriguez, Lilliana

  • Cadet Davis, Antonio

Company 1st Sergeants: 

  • Cadet Hutson, Kayla

  • Cadet Rameriez, Eydi

  • Cadet Arriaza, Keyryn

  • Cadet Lopez, Katherine

Company Executive Officer: 

  • Cadet Hobbs, Kaliyah

  • Cadet Santibanez, Maria

  • Cadet Goldtrap, Duncan

  • Cadet Morales, Ariana

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