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Battalion Command Team

The "Panther Pride Battalion Command Team" are selected annually by the Senior Army Instructor and Army Instructor to lead the Corps of Cadets throughout the school year.

 

Battalion Command Team:

  • BN Commander: LTC Dunn

  • BN Exectutive Officer: MAJ Stadler

  • BN Command Sergeant Major: CSM Smithey

  • S-1: CPT Hernandez

  • S-2: CPT Carter

  • S-3: CPT Flint

  • S-4: CPT Busick

  • S-5: CPT Servin

  • S-6 or SP: CPT Stokes

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LTC Dunn

BN Commander

The Battalion Commander is responsible for everything the Panther Battalion does on a daily basis. He is the commander of all cadets, ensuring that guidance provided by the instructors is followed and standards are met.

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MAJ Stadler

BN Executive Officer

The Executive Officer directly supervises the Battalion Staff. Coordinate and supervise cadets to ensure orders and policies of the Battalion Commander are carried out effectively. In the absence of Battalion Commander the Executive Officer assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Battalion Commander. Also maintain an accurate accounting of JROTC funds.

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CSM Smithey

BN Command Sergeant Major 

The CSM oversees the daily operations of the drill team and color guard. She also keeps records of community service and records the hours completed into JUMS (Joint Unit Management System). Responsible for the cleanliness of the classroom and Battalion Areas. Provides guidance to the 1SGs ensuring welfare of all enlisted cadets is maintained.

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CPT Hernandez

S-1 Personnel/Administration

The S-1 is responsible for all Personal and Administrative matters. Also maintaining the Cadet Record Database and JUMS. Communicate with the Company Commanders, 1SGs to maintain accountability of all ranks, badges, and ribbons of the cadets in the Battalion.

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CPT Carter

S-2 Security/Arms Room

S2 is responsible for inventory and security of all sensitive items and the program area.

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CPT Flint

S-3 Training/Operations

The S-3 is in charge of the Training Calendars, Risk Assessments and Operation Orders. In the absence of the Battalion Commander and Executive Officer, the S-3 will assume command of the battalion.

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CPT Busick

S-4 Supply/Logistics

The S-4 is in charge of all supplies the battalion needs to operate including all uniform items, keeping both supply rooms clean and organized; maintains accurate supply records in JUMS.

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CPT Servin

S-5 Public Relations

The S-5 is responsible for keeping up with the social media sites, writing newspaper articles that are put into the local newspaper, update the marquee board, and taking pictures of the battalion at special events and every day activities.

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CPT Stokes

S-5 Special Projects/

Technology

The SP is responsible for updating the website, assisting the S-5 in the updating the social media and keeping the program's technology equipment maintained. Maintains inventory of the backpack program items.

 
 

Alpha Company

Company Commander- C/CPT HORNBACK

Company Executive Officer- C/1LT MARTINEZ

Company First Sergeant- C/1SG MADKINS

 

Bravo Company

Company Commander- C/CPT DALLAS

Company Executive Officer- C/1LT MENEFEE

Company First Sergeant- C/1SG BELL, L

 

Alpha Company

Company Commander- C/CPT HORNBACK

Company Executive Officer- C/1LT MARTINEZ

Company First Sergeant- C/1SG MADKINS

 

Bravo Company

Company Commander- C/CPT DALLAS

Company Executive Officer- C/1LT MENEFEE

Company First Sergeant- C/1SG BELL, L

 

Charlie Company

Company Commander- C/CPT MARTINEZ

Company Executive Officer- C/1LT SEARCY

Company First Sergeant- C/1SG PATTON

 

Army J.R.O.T.C. History

The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. There was a condition that the instructors follow a prescribed course of training and maintain a minimum enrollment of 100 students over the age of 14 years who were US citizens. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.

Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that "the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment."

Panther Pride J.R.O.T.C. History

John M. Morehead High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps JROTC) came into being on July 1, 1975 under General Order #17 signed by Fred C. Weyand, General, U.S. Army, Chief of Staff. On November 22, 1977 the JROTC program at John M. Morehead High School expanded to a four-year program at the request of W.C. Pressley, Superintendent of Eden City Schools. 

Since that date in 1977, the John M. Morehead High School JROTC Program has received the Honor Unit with Distinction Award. This award is given annually to those units that have demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas of program performance. To receive such ratings is a reflection on both the unit and the school.

The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military content.

JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1555 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 273,000 cadets with 3,900 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of active duty Army retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our country.

The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently, an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.

Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces………………….........President Donald Trump

Secretary of Defense…………………...…………………..........The Honorable James Mattis

Secretary of the Army……………………………………….......The Honorable Mark T. Esper

Chief of Staff of the United States Army…………………….........General Mark A. Milley

Sergeant Major of the Army…………………………...................Sergeant Major Daniel A. Dailey

Commanding General of TRADOC…………………………........General Stephen J. Townsend 

Commanding General U.S Army Cadet Command……….............Command Sergeant Major Gabriel Arnold 

Commander, 4th ROTC Brigade…………………………............Colonel Farrell J. Duncombe

 

 

Senior Army Instructor (SAI)…………………………………..........1SG (R) David Bray 

Army Instructor (AI)……………………………………….…..........1SG (R) Chet Chrapliwy

Battalion Commander (BC)………………………………….........…Cadet LTC Dunn 

Battalion Executive Officer (XO)………………………….................Cadet MAJ Stadler

Battalion Command Sergeant Major.....................................................Cadet CSM Smithey

Panther S-1………………………………………….......……..........Cadet CPT Hernandez

Panther S-2…………………………………………...………..........Cadet CPTCarter

Panther S-3…………………………………………...………..........Cadet CPT Flint

Panther S-4……………………………………...…...…….........…..Cadet CPT Busick

Panther S-5………………………………………...………..............Cadet CPT Servin

Panther S-6......................................................................................... Cadet CPT Stokes

 

J.R.O.T.C. Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

JCLC is an outstanding Program Of Instruction (POI) that provides JROTC Cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills, team building and adventure training in a hands-on military environment.  Training activities are normally categorized into Core, Integrated and Optional events. The "Panther Pride Battalion" sends approximately 10-12 Cadets per year (middle of June) to JCLC. JCLC is 5 days in duration and is located at Oak Ridge Military Academy, Oak Ridge, NC.

Eligibility 

  • Cadet must be in good academic/discipline standing with the School and the Battalion

  • Cadet must willingly participate in PT and achieve a high level of physical fitness (minimum 30% in each event)

  • Cadet must not possess health condition that jeopardizes their safety and well being

  • Cadet must volunteer

  • Cadet must have completed LET 1 Curriculum

  • Cadet must not graduate prior to start of JCLC

  • Cadet must commit to returning to the JROTC program the following  year

 

JCLC Objectives

  1. Provide Cadets an opportunity to practice leadership skills in an unfamiliar environment.

  2. Allow Cadets a chance to participate in citizenship building  exercises.

  3. Give Cadets the opportunity to experience living and interacting with their peers from other units in a military setting.

  4. Instruct leadership-type skills to Cadets in a hands-on military  type environment.

  5. Provide an opportunity to participate in adventure training not normally available to Cadets.

  6. Take advantage of recreational facilities available and to have fun. 

 

JCLC Training

  • Mandatory Training Activities

    • Rappelling

    • Leaders’ Reaction Course

    • Map Reading/Land Navigation

    • Confidence/Obstacle Course/Team Building

    • Aquatic Activity/Drown Proofing

    • Awards/Graduation Ceremonies

 

  • Integrated-training Activities (training executed throughout JCLC)

    • Physical Training may include Cadet Challenge events

    • Field Sanitation/Personal Hygiene

    • Leadership Training

    • Drill and Ceremonies

    • Prevention of Heat Injuries 

 

  • Optional Training Activities

    • Cadet Safety and Civilian Marksmanship Program

    • Survival Skills

    • Static Displays

    • Orienteering

    • Army Values

    • Other organized activities: Math and Science Modules (STEM), athletic competitions,etc.

 

Helpful Links

ROTC Programs



March 2 Success: https://www.march2success.com/index.cfm
This site is designed to enhance students in Math, English and Science as well as help prepare the student for the SAT/ACT, placement tests and standardized tests.

Military Fitness: http://www.military.com/military-fitness/
Helpful fitness information and techniques used by the Armed Forces.

Army: http://www.army.mil/
The official site of the U.S. Army.

Army Reserve: http://www.goarmy.com/reserve.html
The official site of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Navy: http://www.navy.com/
The official site of the U.S. Navy.

Navy Reserve: http://www.navyreserve.com/
The official site of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Air Force: http://www.airforce.com/
The official site of the U.S. Air Force.

Air Force Reserve: http://afreserve.com/
The official site of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/
The official site of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Marine Corps: http://www.marines.mil/
The official site of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Corps Reserve: http://www.marines.mil/unit/marforres/Pages/home.aspx#MFR_Banner
The official site of the Marine Corps Reserve.

National Guard: http://www.nationalguard.com/
The official site of the U.S. National Guard.
 

 

General Knowledge

Q:  What is the complete name of our JROTC Battalion?

A.  Morehead High School Army JROTC Panther Battalion

 

Q:  What Does the JROTC Stand For?

A.  Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

 

Q:  Where does the Word “Corp” Come from, and what does it mean in military terms?

A:  The French word meaning “body,” and in military terms it refers to a grouping of a military unit.

 

Q:  What is the mission of JROTC?

A.  To motivate young people to be better citizens.

 

Q:  Which act of Congress created the JROTC program?

A.  The National Defense Act of 1916

 

Q:  In which year were females admitted to the JROTC Program?

A.  1973

 

Q:  In Which Year was JROTC established at morehead High School?

A.  1975

 

Q:  The First College to Combine Traditional university studies with military subjects was the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Who founded it, where was it located, and what is it called today?

A.  Captain Alden Partridge, Norwich, Vermont, and Norwich University.

 

Q:  What are the rating for JROTC Units, and the uniform symbols that represent them?

A.     Honor Unit with Distinction; Yellow Star

         Honor Unit; Blue Star

         Meritorious Unit; White Star

         Fail; No Star

           

Q:  Which rating has our battalion earned, and how is it shown on your uniform?

A.  Our battalion has earned Honor Unit With Distinction, and it is worn a quarter (1/4) of an inch and centered above the name tag.

**This rating is earned every four years, with a Formal Inspection: a test, administered to the whole Battalion, is graded on performance, dress and composer for the day, plus the drill and ceremony activities and the amount of giving back to the community throughout the year.

 

Q:  What is the position of honor?

A.   The right side.

**This is the reason that, even at rest, your right, foot doesn’t move, why the U.S flag is always to the right in the color guard, and why your name is worn on the right side of your uniform.

 

Q:  What are the two parts of a drill command and what does each do?

A.  The preparatory command, which tells you for what has to be done, and the command of execution, which tells you when to perform the action.

 

Q:  Which command is used to cancel a preparatory Command?

A.  “As you were.”

** This command can only cancel a preparatory command, never a command of execution.

 

Q:  In what order do military personnel enter a vehicle?

A:  Junior personnel enter first.

  

Q:  What is the length of a marching step forward?

A:  30 inches

 

Q:  Drill commands are given on what position?

A:  Attention

 

Q:  What is the birth date of the United States Army?

A:  14 June 1775

 

Q:  What was the date on which the Declaration of Independence signed?

A:  4 July 1776.

 

Q:  When did the Continental Congress establish the stars and stripes as the flag of the U.S?

A:  14 June 1777

 

Q:  What is the Bill of Rights?

A:  The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

 

Q:  Who wrote the words to the National Anthem of United States and what is its title?

A:  Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

 

Q:  What are the three flags used by the Armed Forces, from smallest to largest

 A:  Storm flag (5 ft by 9 ½ ft)

       Post flag (10 ft by 19ft)

       Garrison flag (20 ft by 38ft)

** The measurements are just doubled, if you ever forget them.

 

Q:  What is the highest military award for a member of the Armed Forces?

A:  The Medal of Honor

 

Q:  What is the First General Order?

A:  “I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.

 

Q:  What is the Second General Order?

A:  “I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.”

 

Q:  What is the Third General Order?

A:  “I will report all violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.”

 

Q:  Who wrote the JROTC Cadet Creed?

A:   Major General Lyle.

 

Q:  What is the definition of a map?

A:  Scale drawing of a portion of the Earth’s surface as seen from above?

 

Q:  What are the six colors used on a military map and what do they mean?

A:  Black- man- made objects

      Blue - Water

      Brown- elevation

      Green - vegetation

      Red- major man- made objects

      White- no vegetation

** Sometimes it’s obvious that white stands for places of no vegetation, they will ask for the five colors used on a military map. When this happens, leave out white.

 

Q:  What are the four life-saving steps?

A:  A: Open the Airway

      B: Stop any major Bleeding

      C: Control and treat for shock

      D:  Dress and bandage any wounds

           

Q:  Recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

A:  “I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stand, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”

           

Q:  What is span of control?

A:  The number of persons that one individual can command or direct.

 

Q:  Who wrote the first drill and ceremony book and what was its common use name?

A:  Baron von Stuben wrote the Blue Book.

 

Q:  What is the primary value of teaching JROTC cadets drill and ceremony?

A:  To provide training in leadership and self-discipline

 

Q:  What are the five principle rights established by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

A:  Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Religion, the right to petition the government, and the right to assemble peacefully.

 

Q:  Who may designate the flag to be flown at half-staff?

A:  The President of the United States of America

 

Q:  How many red and white stripes does the U.S. flag have?

A:  13 stripes total; 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes

 

Q:  What is the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?

A:  “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

 

Curriculum

MHS Army JROTC- Leadership with Character! 

This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and preparing others for advanced education. It provides life skill instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student and positively impact the community, the culture and the nation. 

SY 2018-2019 SYLLABUS

LET 1: JROTC 1A/ JROTC 1B The mission of Leadership Education and Training (LET) is to enthusiastically motivate first year JROTC cadets to be better citizens. To accomplish this purpose, the text discusses citizenship, leadership, and a number of other courses designed to help the cadets succeed in high school and after graduation. Cadets wear the JROTC Army uniform once a week, at a minimum. Extracurricular activities include: Participation in community service activities/projects i.e., parades, formal ceremonies, ball games, etc.

 

LET 2: JROTC 2A/ JROTC 2B The second year of Leadership Education and Training provides more cadet leadership opportunities and commitment. The program is split into units including: Techniques of Communication, Leadership, Cadet Challenge, Leadership Lab, First Aid, Map Reading, History, Your American Citizenship, Career Opportunities, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities are the same as for LET-1.

 

LET 3: JROTC 3A Honors/ 3B Honors The third year of Leadership Education and Training provides advanced leadership opportunities and responsibility. In this year students will not only be more involved as teachers and leaders within the cadet battalion, but they will also do more independent studies in the areas of communication, leadership, current events, military history, map reading, career opportunities, and technology awareness. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as for LET-1.

 

LET 4: JROTC 4A Honors/ JROTC 4B Honors The fourth year cadets take ownership of the program and are responsible for the daily cadet administration and perform as commander and staff officers. They act as assistant instructors in selective subject areas for other JROTC class. They continue to develop their leadership skills and plan special unit events such as the Military Ball and the annual awards banquet. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as for LET-1.
 

The JROTC Distant Learning Website: www.jrotcdl.com/‎

Additional Forms and Resources

 

Panther Pride Instructors &

Instructor Qualifications

​Army JROTC Instructors are male or female officers and non-commissioned officers honorably retired from active military service for three or fewer years and are receiving retired pay, or who are within one year of retirement and:

  • Have a strong desire to teach and develop young people

  • Represent the U.S. Army in the classroom and community

  • Be physically and medically fit

  • Have been approved as an instructor from United States Army Cadet Command; JROTC Directorate

Certification Sequence

  • Step I - Initial Qualification Training

  • Step II - JROTC Distance Learning (60 hours)

  • Step III - Resident Certification Course (length: 5 days, 7 am 6 pm daily)

  • Step IV - Resident Recertification Course (length: 5 days, completed every 5 years

First Sergeant (R) David Bray

Senior Army Instructor

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily

Phone: 336-627-7731  Fax: 336-623-5462                  

E-mail: dbray@rock.k12.nc.us

LET 3 & 4 Instructor

Drill Team, Color Guard, and Rifle Team Advisor

Backpack Program Coordinator

Leadership and SIT Team Chairperson

Years in Program:  14

MOS /BRANCH: 11Z5M/INFANTRY

 

FAMILY: MARRIED TO WIFE AND HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART WANDA M. BRAY FOR 32 YEARS. TOGETHER THEY HAVE TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER, CHRISTOPHER M. BRAY (29), CAMERON R. BRAY (24) AND KYLEE T. BRAY (16)

 

CHURCH: USHER AND YOUTH TEACHER AT WORD OF LIFE TABERNACLE, 1801 DEEP RIVER ROAD, HIGH POINT, NC 27265

 

OVERSEAS SERVICE: 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION/2ND BN 15TH INFANTRY SCHWEINFURT GERMANY, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION/1ST BN 6TH INFANTRY AND HHC 2ND BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM BAUMHOLDER GERMANY

 

OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENTS: 26 APR 03-7 JULY 04 OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 1ST ARMORED DIVISION/1ST BN 6TH INFANTRY BAUMHOLDER GERMANY AND HHC 2ND BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM

 

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: TOW GUNNER 2ND BN 60TH INF., FT. LEWIS, WA., SECTION LEADER 2ND BN 15TH INF. SCHWEINFURT GERMANY, DRILL SERGEANT 2ND BN 13TH INF. FT. JACKSON, SC., PLATOON SERGEANT 2ND BN 504TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, FT. BRAGG, NC., SENIOR MILITARY SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR AT LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (ROTC), COMPANY FIRST SERGEANT C CO. 1ST BN 19TH INF. REGIMENT FT. BENNING, GA., COMPANY FIRST SERGEANT HHC 2ND BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM 1ST ARMORED DIVISION.

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: BRONZE STAR MEDAL, MERITORIOIUS SERVICE MEDAL (2), ARMY COMENDATION MEDAL (1), ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (7), DRILL SERGEANT BADGE, SENIOR RATER JUMPMASTER BADGE, EXPERT INFANTRYMAN BADGE, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (5), DRIVERS BADGE (WHEEL AND TRACK), AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTIST BADGE, GERMAN ARMED FORCES SCHUTZENSCHNUR (BRONZE), NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL, MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL, ORDER OF SAINT MAURICE AWARD, GLOBAL WAR ON TERROSISM MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERROSIM EXPEDIENTARY MEDAL

 

MILITARY EDUCATION:NCOC, BNCOC, PLDC, 82ND JUMPMASTER SCHOOL, DRILL SERGEANT SCHOOL, SCHOOL OF CADET COMMAND (ROTC), THE ARMY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL, NUCLEAR BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL SCHOOL, ARMORER, AIR MOVEMENT OPERATIONS COURSE, 1SG/COMMANDERS COURSE, CADRE TRAINING COURSE (TRADOC)

 

CIVILIAN EDUCATION: (MAJOR)MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FROM THOMAS EDISON COLLEGE, TRENTON, NJ (MINOR) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH CONCENTRATION IN SPORTS AND ADMINISTRATION (MINOR) COACHING FROM LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

First Sergeant (R) Chet Chrapliwy

Army Instructor         

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily

Phone: 336-627-7731     Fax: 336-623-5462      

E-mail: cchrapliwy@rock.k12.nc.us

LET 1 & 2 Instructor

Raider Team, Rifle Team and Color Guard Advisor 

Years in Program: 8

MOS/BRANCH: 13Z50/FIELD ARTILLERY

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:  MERITORIOIUS SERVICE MEDAL, ARMY COMENDATION MEDAL (5), ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (8), GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (5), DRIVERS BADGE (WHEEL AND TRACK, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERROSISM MEDAL, GLOBAL WAR ON TERROSIM EXPEDIENTARY MEDAL, ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE MEDAL, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL, ARMY NCO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON, COMBAT ACTION BADGE, ORDER OF SAINT BARBARA AWARD.

COMBAT EXPERIENCE: OPERATION DESERT STORM, MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS: FIELD ARTILLERY CANNONEER – FT CARSON, CO, FIELD ARTILLERY SECTION CHIEF, FT. HOOD, TX, MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM SECTION CHIEF & HIMARS SECTION CHIEF, FT. BRAGG, NC., FIELD ARTILLERY PLATOON SERGEANT FT BRAGG, NC., FIELD ARTILLERY FIRST SERGEANT FT BRAGG, NC.

MILITARY EDUCATION: PRIMARY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE, BASIC NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER COURSE, ADVANCED NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER COURSE, FIRST SERGEANTS COURSE, PHASE I UNITED STATES ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY, UNIT ARMORER COURSE, AIR MOVEMENT OPERATIONS COURSE, BATTLE STAFF COURSE, HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HANDLERS COURSE

CIVILIAN EDUCATION: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE (MULTI DISCIPLINARY STUDIES WITH A CONCENTRATION IN MILITARY SCIENCE), ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

 

Panther Pride Scholarships

A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.

Please look over the scholarships we have access to in our program, and submit the appropriate paperwork to 1SG (R) Bray prior to the suspense date. 

Army ROTC

Scholarship Opportunities

 

Army ROTC awards many scholarships (two, three, or four year) to college students every year.  An Army ROTC scholarship pays 100% of tuition and required fees. They're awarded on merit -- like academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and athletic and leadership accomplishments.  Scholarship winners receive a stipend ($300 for Freshman, $350 for Sophomores, $450 for Juniors, and $550 for Seniors) for up to 10 academic months, plus an allowance for books. If your a non-scholarship student, you can still receive the stipend as a contracted cadet during your last two years.  If you're selected to receive a scholarship, you will have a commitment to the Army after completing the program. You can fulfill it by serving part time in the Army National Guard, Army Reserves or full time on active duty.

While participating in ROTC, students may attend military schools, which include: Airborne, Northern Warfare, Air Assault, Scuba Divers, Mountain Warfare and other schools.  All students are encouraged to participate in ROTC's Ranger Challenge Team, Color Guard or Drill Team. All offer exciting, competitive adventure and sharpen leadership skills.

Taking an Army ROTC course does not mean that you have joined the Army. There is no service obligation for students who take part in the Basic Course (Normally your Freshman and Sophomore years).  Once you accept a scholarship or enter the Advance Course (normally your Junior year) you make a commitment to serve as an officer on either active duty, reserve or national guard duty upon graduation.

Website Link:http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

 

Army Reserve and Army National Guard

Students that are currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard may also participate in the ROTC program through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).  If you have completed an active duty basic training you may be given credit for your MS I and MS II years. If you are not an academic junior and you wish to participate in the ROTC classes you may do so.  Contact the ROTC department for further information.

Once you are an academic junior, or have more than 53 semester hours completed towards your degree, you can start the enrollment and contracting process.  There are additional steps to contracting than the normal requirements that you will need to complete. One of those steps is to receive approval to enroll in the program from you unit commander. 

 

 

Scholarships Available to High School Students

  • 4 year national scholarship nursing scholarships

  • HBCU (Historical Black College & Universities) Scholarships

  • High school JROTC scholarships

  • 3 year Advanced Designee scholarships

  • 4 year dedicated ARNG (Army National Guard)Scholarships

  • MJC (Military Junior College) - pays tuition and fees  for 2 years

 

3 Selection Factors considered are:

  • Military potential

  • Personal qualities

  • Scholarship

 

Whole Person Concept

  • School activities

  • Leadership

  • Academic discipline

  • Athletic involvement

4-Year National Scholarship Program: (Pays tuition and fees for four years)

Items considered in the application are:

  • Interview 10%

  • Faculty evaluations 10%

  • Participation in high school activities 20%

  • SAT/ACT score 25%

  • Selection Board 35%(whole person score)

 

C.D. Grant Scholarship

First Sergeant (Deceased) Coy Dennis (CD) Grant, Jr.  

 

This scholarship will be funded by the Grant Family and awarded at the annual awards day ceremony to the cadet who displayed the highest degree of professionalism, a commitment to being a leader and community/school involvement. 

 

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C.D. Grant Scholarship 

 

Application Deadline is March 1st  

 

October 29, 1947 - October 13, 2016

Mr. Grant was born in Eden on October 29, 1947, a son of Coy Dennis Grant, Sr. and Margaret Smith Grant, both deceased.  He was a retired First Sergeant from the US Army. He also retired from Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Grant was a member of the American Legion Post #534. Throughout his membership he supported the MHS Army JROTC Department.  C.D. Grant was known for his humble and caring spirit.

 

Irene Katy Burnette Scholarship

This scholarship will be funded by her son, First Sergeant (R) David Bray and awarded at the annual awards day ceremony to the cadet who displayed the highest degree of professionalism, a commitment to being a leader and community/school involvement. 

 

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Irene Katy Burnette Scholarship Application

 

Application Deadline is March 1st  

 

Irene Carol Burnette, 69, of 162 Hobson Road, Axton, passed December 28, 2015, at her home. She was born in Martinsville on December 10 1946, to the late James B. Grogan and Irene Crews. She was a graduate of Drewry Mason High School, a Seamstress for more than eight years with Hampco Apparel and was a member of Fairway Baptist Church Bassett, Virginia.

 

LTC Adkins Scholarship

Lieutenant Colonel(Deceased) Donald V. Adkins

 

This scholarship will be funded by the family of LTC Adkins and awarded at the annual awards day ceremony to the cadet who displayed the highest degree of professionalism, a commitment to being a leader and community/school involvement.

 

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LTC Adkins Scholarship Application 

 

Application Deadline is March 1st  

 

LTC Donald V. Adkins was born July 16, 1935 in Charleston, WV to the late Lonnie Guy Adkins and Eva Givens Adkins.  Upon graduation from high school in Charleston WV, Adkins enrolled at Marshall University on an athletic scholarship, participating in football, wrestling, and track. His father, who was a World War II veteran, encouraged the military life, so Adkins joined the Army ROTC.  Shortly after graduation from Marshall in May 1958, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. Adkins retired in June 1979 and took a position with Morehead High School as JROTC Commander, and he later became Athletic Director. He retired a second time after serving as principal at Holmes Middle School.  Lieutenant Colonel Adkins flew 750 combat missions in Vietnam, earned the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and 30 Air Medals, one for valor, among other medals.

 

SSG Eggleston Scholarship

Staff Sergeant (Deceased) Brandon D. Eggleston

 

This scholarship will be funded by the MHS Army JROTC Department and awarded by the staff at the annual awards day ceremony to the cadet who displayed the highest degree of professionalism, a commitment to being a leader and community/school involvement.

 

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SSG Brandon Eggleston Character and Leadership Scholarship

 

Application Deadline is March 1st   

 

Army Staff Sergeant Brandon F. Eggleston

Died April 26, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

 

SSG Brandon Forrest Eggleston, 29, of Raeford, N.C. died when his mobility platform struck an improvised explosive device during a patrol April 26, 2012 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.This was SSG Eggleston's third deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. He attended Western Carolina University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated from John M. Morehead High School in 2001.

He enlisted in the United States Army in July 2006. Upon completion of basic training and advanced individual training, he attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course.

He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in March 2009 and was assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg as a SF Communications Sergeant.

His military education also includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Combatives Course Level 1, Survival, Evasion, and Resistance Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course and the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course.

SSG’s Eggleston’s awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2 device, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces tab.

 

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a third campaign star and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Surviving SSG Eggleston is his Wife, Karen Reames Eggleston of Raeford; two daughters, Molly Eggleston and Avery Eggleston of Raeford; his mother Alisa Moody and her husband Paul of Pearisburg, VA; a sister, Erica Eggleston of Pearisburg, VA and his grandparents, Roy and Vicky Eggleston of Eden, NC; two nephews, Zack Eggleston and Jack Eggleston, both of Pearisburg, VA.  SSG Eggleston is preceded in death by his father, Tim Eggleston.

 

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Morehead High School

134 N. Pierce Street

Eden NC 

Phone (336) 627-7731

Fax (336) 623-5462

Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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