Laney High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC Unit (AFJROTC) was one of 403 units to be awarded the Distinguished Unit Award for the 2010-2011 academic year on May 1, 2011. This award recognizes the personal growth and accomplishments of the cadets, the contributions of the instructors as mentors of the cadets, and the support of the school and community. The Distinguished Unit Award is limited to the best of the best of our nation’s 884 AFJROTC units.
The Junior ROTC (JROTC) cadets worked extremely hard to meet the many goals they set for themselves. Principal Al O’Briant said, “The entire Laney High School community is proud of our Junior ROTC cadets and how well they’ve represented our school. These students exemplify the core values of the AFJROTC by putting their service before themselves and striving for excellence in all they do. The Laney ROTC Unit continues to successfully pave the way for future cadets and citizens.”
The objectives of the JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills, promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to all students who are in the 9th grade or higher, physically fit, and citizens or nationals of the United States. Laney High School’s AFJROTC program is led by Lt. Colonel Gary Green.
For more information on the AFJROTC program at Laney High School, contact Lt. Colonel Gary Green at (910) 350-2089, ext. 231.