Parade - Review  5/1/99

  In 1999:   In its latest Annual Federal Inspection, LWMA JROTC again achieved the highest rating possible ... Honor Unit With Distinction. This is particularly significant considering that the standards of the inspection were raised for this most recent inspection. In order to achieve this rating the inspection grade must be 99.2% or higher (595 of 600 possible points). Very few JROTC units in the nation achieve this level of proficiency. Congratulations to the Corps of Cadets and their leadership!

LWMA Attains Highest AFI Score in the Southeast

LWMA's Army Junior ROTC program amassed 598 out of a possible 600 points (a 99.67%) during its Annual Federal Inspection (AFT) on March 23, 1999. The U.S. Army inspectors announced that LWMA's score ranks No. 1 out of 172 high schools in the seven-state Southeastern United States region.

Congratulations to the 1998-1999 Cadet Corps on this singular achievement!!

From the April 1999 issue of the "Sentinel"
The L. W. M. A. School Newspaper
Lyman Ward Military Academy
Camp Hill, Alabama

Photo from the LWMA School web site:

U. S. Army Junior ROTC


  Lyman Ward Military Academy's JROTC unit holds the Honor Unit With Distinction award, the highest award given to a JROTC unit. Cadets enrolled in a Junior ROTC unit designated as an Honor Unit With Distinction are eligible to apply for a nomination to any of the military service academies. Applications are made through the Senior Army Instructor to the Director of Admissions at the service academy where a nomination is sought. For a Junior ROTC unit to qualify for Honor Unit With Distinction it must obtain above a 90% rating on the Annual Inspection conducted by senior officers from the US Army Training and Doctrine Command and from the US Army Cadet Command.

  JROTC is a citizenship and leadership development program that was created by the National Defense Act of 1916. It is currently offered in more than 1400 high schools throughout the United States and overseas.

  JROTC is a cooperative program between the local school and the U.S. Army where retired Army personnel provide leadership training focusing on decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, responsibility, communications and values. It is not a recruiting program for the Armed Forces. While many JROTC cadets choose to enter the military services, equal or greater numbers do not.

  JROTC stresses the value of education and staying in school. It promotes high school completion, preparation for the world of work, and advancement to secondary education. Information is made available on scholarship programs offered by the military services.

  JROTC has a standardized curriculum nationwide which includes a variety of academic subjects, such as Leadership, Citizenship, Communications, First Aid, Map Reading, History, and many others.

Requirements to enter Junior ROTC:
  • Be at least 14 years of age and in grades 9 to 12.
  • Be a U.S. citizen (unless waived by Senior Army Instructor).
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Be physically capable of participating in the program.
  • Have parental consent in writing on file.

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