• On 10 May 2019, Veterans Memorial High School was informed to disestablish as a National Defense Cadet Corps and has been approved to establish as a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps with an effective date of 30 June 2019. 

    The Patriot Battalion is committed to the JROTC Mission, "To motivate young people to be better citizens."  

    Patriot Battalion Motto:  Patriots, Lead the Way!

    Patriot Battalion Mission Statement:  (Established January 12, 2023) To educate Cadets to become SMART, FIT, DISCIPLINED citizens in their community."

    Upcoming Key Dates (See Links below):

    28 Jan, Service Learning Project at the Food Bank

    30 Jan, Class of 2027 Incoming 9th Graders Showcase

    18 Feb, Military Ball

    25 Feb, LOTC Winter Camp, Fun events

    4 Mar, LOTC Drill Competition and Skills Meet

    6 Mar, JPA

    23 Mar, Blood Drive

    29 Mar, ORG Day

    1 Apr, Central Catholic Drill Meet

    6 Apr, Pass in Review

    22 Apr, Archery Instructor Training Class

    24 Apr, Award Ceremony

    26 May, Graduation Support

    5-8 Jun, Freshman Camp/ Leadership Camp Part 1


    JROTC Specialty Teams Practices (Seasonal):

    -Academic Team (JLAB)/ Leadership (JLAB) - Mon & Tue 5:00 - 6:15 PM

    -Color Guard/Honor Guard - Wed 4:45-6 PM

    -Drill Team - Mon, Tue, & Thur 4:45 - 6 PM

    -Orienteering Team - Mon & Wed 4:45 - 6 PM

    -Physical Training Team - Tue & Thur 4:45 - 6PM

    -Raider Team - Tue & Thur 4:30 - 6 PM

    -Archery Team (TBA) - Tue & Thur 4:30 - 6 PM  

    -Rifling Team Mon & Wed 7:45 - 8:20 AM and 4:45-6 PM


    * Please note that additional practices may be arranged based on the number of cadets that are scheduled to compete. 

    ** Students please note that you will be subject to a spontaneous grade check to confirm if you are eligible to compete, so MAINTAIN a PASSING GRADE.