East Baton Rouge Parish covers 450 square miles encompassing rural, suburban, and urban community settings. The school system is the largest school district in the state. There are eighteen High Schools (Grades 9-12) of which ten offer Junior ROTC as an elective course.Louisiana map of parishes
Junior ROTC parish enrollment is approximately 1500 cadets. Army Certified JROTC Instructors, a Director of Army Instruction (DAI), a Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (OPNS NCO) and a Military Property Specialist (MPS) are employed by the U. S. Army and school system to teach and administer the program. Instructor professional growth is attained through attendance at a 5 day JROTC Instructor Residential Course, Distance Learning Courses, and JROTC Conference/Workshops. JROTC enjoys excellent support from both the East Baton Rouge School System and Baton Rouge community.
A JROTC/SR.ROTC Affiliation Program has been established with both Louisiana State University and Southern University Senior ROTC Programs to provide additional support to Baton Rouge JROTC units. All JROTC units participate in local, state, and regional competitions as well as annual field trips, and summer encampments.
Tara High prepares for Color Guard Competition (Right side top picture)
C/LTC Kristen Teekel from Tara High prepares for Rifle Competition (Right side bottom picture)