• SFC John Truini's JROTC Class

     SFC Truini

    Questions?  Please email me.

    mailto: jtruini@henry.k12.va.us

     Direct line to JROTC 276-956-2020 

    Welcome to the Webpage of 12 time Raider State Champions!

     Won the 4th Bde U.S. East Coast Best of the Best Raider Championhip 2019
    National Qualifiers Multiple Years
    Earned award at the 2019 U.S. Army National Raider Competition 


    What Is JROTC?

    This picture speaks a thousand words about Magna Vista's JROTC program.   Young adults staying occupied being constructive instead of hanging out on the street corner or going home and playing on the video games after school.  Not only are they occupied they are displaying pride and serving their community.
    Race Weekend
    The Magna Vista's JROTC program is regarded as one of the best on the east coast.  The program stays very busy preforming community service, hosting and competing in competitions, preforming color guards and introduction to leadership.  We try to instill respect and discipline into the lives of our cadets. 

    Showing each student that he or she has the power within themselves to overcome all obstacles no matter how great -- without the 'helping hand' of government or society as a whole-- is the last thing they want your child to learn. Since the birth of this nation the American spirit has transcended all difficulties. The JROTC curriculum fortifies, nurtures and coaches this American spirit into a powerful force your child can use to overcome his or her individual struggles.

    If you are the parent of a child that may take JROTC, rest assured JROTC is not a recruiting tool for the military.  Spend a few minutes speaking with the Army Instructors from your child's school and you will understand the true purpose of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is to "Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens!" Your child will be encouraged to complete high school and take a path that will lead that will ensure a successful future.

                                    Competition - Warrior Raider Champions                      
                                    4th Brigade Best of Best Champions 2019                     
                              4th Bde Best of Best Champions 2019   


      To motivate youngpeople to become better citizens


    Periods 1, 3, 4



    Supplies needed for my class are:

    • Folder (we supply)

    • Pen or Pencil

    • Desire to be a better person

    • Postitive Attitude


                                   LEVELS OF JROTC



    LET LEVEL   1 & 2

    Basics of JROTC    

    LET LEVEL   3 & 4

    Leadership Training    

    LET LEVEL    5 & 6

    Being a Leader / How to be successful after high school    

    LET LEVEL   7 & 8

    Senior Leadership    





    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The United States Army’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or JROTC, is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and self-discipline. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.


    CURRICULUM:  JROTC is a Leadership and Character Development program.  The Program of Instruction is taught using the latest instructional technologies and focuses on student learning in a structured environment.  Through participation in the learning process, Cadets are able to get a deeper understanding of the subjects and how they may apply to what they have learned.  JROTC offers instruction through eight Leadership Education and Training (LET) levels.  A LET level is completed each semester of enrollment. Throughout each level of the program, instruction is focused on the following areas: Citizenship; Leadership Theory and Application; Foundations for Success; Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid; Geography, Map Skills, & Environmental Awareness; and Citizenship in American History & Government.

    PROGRAM GOALS: The Army JROTC Program intends to teach Cadets to:


    • Appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
    • Develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
    • Be able to think logically and communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
    • Appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
    • Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced education and employment opportunities.
    • Develop mental management abilities.
    • Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture, and understand the history, purpose and structure of the military services.
    • Develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.


    GRADING:  Grading is based on Curriculum Knowledge; Maintaining a Cadet Note Book & Cadet Portfolio; Wearing of the Uniform & Physical Training; Participation in JROTC Teams/Activities; and Class Participation & Conduct.   The following are the percentages of the Cadets’ grade in each of those categories:


    • Physical Training (dressing out and participation)       15%
    • Evaluations (test, quizzes, etc…)   20%
    • Conduct - Classroom Conduct   25%
      • Includes but not limited the following: class disruption, cell phone usage, not following directives, non-compliance, tardies, excessive absences, etc...
      • Volunteers for at least one JROTC activity, school or community support out side of the normal school day. 
    • Uniform and appearance 40%

    Policies and Procedures:



    Be on time, in formation when bell rings.

    Be prepared for class, folder, paper, and something to write with

    Once dismissed push all chairs in and ensure all trash is picked up around your desk

    Announcements – Be quiet

    There will be no food or drinks in classrooms, except water in a clear bottle.  NO GUM

    Uniforms – Must wear uniform on Wednesday

    Meet appearance regulation

    Must participate in PT

    Cadet Must Particpate in one out of school activity per semester 



    Bearing determined by the Army Instructors and based upon participation, cooperation, and contribution.

    Final exams are based on Henry County School Policy.



    •     Drill Team

    •     Color Guard

    •     Honor Guard

    •     Raider Team -  What is a Raider?



    JROTC Website:   https://www.usarmyjrotc.com/

    VA DOE - http://www.doe.virginia.gov/

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    ACT / SAT Preparation:     https://www.march2success.com/main/courses


    Magna Vista High School

    Henry County Schools