Montgomery Central High School (MCHS) was added as the third cross-enrolled JROTC program within the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in 1995. MCHS currently has a Raider, Rifle and Drill Team.
JROTC is a cooperative effort on the part of the US Army and local school systems throughout our nation to provide high school students, grades 9 – 12, with an opportunity for total self-development.
The JROTC Program of Instruction concentrates on the development of better citizens through a curriculum centered on leadership, citizenship, lifetime wellness, teamwork and individual responsibility. Cadets within the Clarksville-Montgomery County JROTC program begin the year with memorizing the Preamble to the Constitution, which implies the concept of Teamwork and working together to achieve common goals, and by memorizing the Cadet Creed, which contains the idea of individual responsibility. These concepts in conjunction with numerous Community Support and Annual Service Learning Projects, allow our program to re-enforce the ‘To motivate young people to be better citizens’.
The MCHS Indian Battalion has approximately 163 cadets, and recently conducted its change of command. The Battalion Commander is C/LTC Evan Celusta. Executive Officer is M/MAJ Kaitlin Stoner, and the Battalion Command Sergeant Major is C/CSM Joseph Brooks.
Army JROTC Mission:
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 stimuli for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the student, community, and nation. To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship. To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others. To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing. To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health. To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.To develop mental management abilities. To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services.To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.