Congratulations to the hard working cadets who have been selected to become our new Battalion Staff for the 2016-2017 school year!
1. The Joint Brigade Selection Board for SY 2017-2018 will be held at JROTC Headquarters on Wednesday 10 MAY 17. This Board will select the Joint Cadet Brigade Commander, XO, Senior NCOIC and the Joint Staff.
2. The continued success of our JROTC Program significantly hinges on the quality of OUR Cadet Joint Brigade Staff. They represent the entire SDUSD Cadet Corps when they meet or communicate with educators, community leaders and other students. Their appearance, professionalism and conduct are a direct reflection of our program and we need to ensure that we continue to be represented by our best and brightest cadets. I encourage top cadets to consider serving in the District Joint Brigade Staff. I commend this year’s staff as they raised the bar to a higher level in the areas of leadership, innovation and unit communication. We need to continue to put forth dedicated cadets with these excellent academic and personal achievements to further demonstrate the quality of program.
3. Submit a completed SDUSD-Form 43 (attached) to 1SG Olson NLT 26 APR 17.
4. Once all nominations have been submitted, an interview schedule with detailed instructions will be produced and disseminated NLT 3 MAY 17.
Applications are now available if you're interested in serving for our Kearny AJROTC 2017-2018 Battalion Staff!
Last day to turn in the applications is on APRIL 10 ! Please feel free to ask your company commanders for a copy of the application.
- c/2LT Tran
On March 9th, a representative from the 8th Brigade came to evaluate our unit. This involved reviewing our cadet portfolios, interviews, and several of our cadets, including the battalion staff giving a briefing on our service learning project and continuous improvement project. We would like the congratulate the cadets involved as we were given a very high score of 99.03% and therefore awarded the gold star which our Kearny cadets will now be wearing on the uniforms.
- c/SGT Peterson
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is accepting applications and nominations for its world-class summer leadership program to be held July 9-14. The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, in conjunction with Oklahoma Christian University, offers this special opportunity to 70 of the top performing high school students from around the world, free of charge.
Students will be housed on the OC campus in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they will meet and engage with national and international leaders including elected officials, dignitaries and championship-level athletes and travel on various program related excursions. In addition, students will be confronted with practical leadership and ethical scenarios and then challenged to address them individually in a persuasive speech and writing competition as well as collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl competition.
“Four Star Leadership is a one-of-a-kind program that provides selected high school students invaluable leadership lessons through team-building exercises, spontaneous problem solving as well as coaching in persuasive speaking and writing,” said Franks. “The 2017 Four Star Leadership program is shaping up to be the most impactful yet and is sure to provide life-changing experiences to all attendees.”
Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles of the four stars of leadership: character, common vision, communication and caring.
Attendees will have a chance to earn more than $15,000 in scholarships, learn life-changing lessons and receive endorsements and recommendations to future positions of leadership.
Applications and nominations for Four Star Leadership 2017 are being accepted now through May 8.
JROTC CADET BALL
1. The Cadet Ball will be held at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, Saturday, 18 March 2017, 1800 until 2330. The Town and Country Resort Hotel is located in Mission Valley at the Hotel Circle exit. The cost is $55 per person. This price includes a formal three course dinner and dancing. Over 1,200 cadets will attend from SDUSD!
2. To purchase a ticket, go to the financial office and state you are buying a ticket(s) for the cadet ball. Cadets may only purchase one or two tickets (for themselves and one guest). Give your receipt to COL Swann for addition to the roster and to receive your permission slip. Tickets are on sale now until February 28, 2017. Only 80 tickets are available for Kearny High School. After February 28th if we have sold all of our tickets, others may be available from other schools.
DO NOT WAIT - THEY SELL FAST! Purchase your tickets BEFORE February 28th!3. Only San Diego City School Cadets and their guests are authorized to attend the Ball. Any Cadet arriving without previously purchasing a ticket (receipt from financial office) will not be admitted. Only authorized Cadets and guests, in the proper uniform/attire, will be allowed to attend the Ball. This is a formal occasion. Strict adherence to the following dress code is required for admittance. Purchase of a ticket does not authorize entry unless you and your guest are properly dressed.
a. Male Cadets must wear the Service Dress Uniform, with black bow tie. Remember to wear your name tag, JROTC rank and ribbons with this uniform. HEAD GEAR (COVERS) is not required and should not be brought to the Ball. THIS IS NOT A CLUB! INAPPROPRIATE DRESS=NO ENTRANCE. Also recommend that cadets do NOT wear any medals. They tend to come off during dancing!
b. Female Cadets are authorized to wear formal attire, BUT be sure that the outfit is neither too revealing nor provocative. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE DANCE.
c. Male guests must wear formal/semi-formal attire. NO MALE GUESTS WILL BE ADMITTED WHO IS NOT PROPERLY DRESSED. Attire also includes dress shoes-sneakers are NOT allowed. Although a bow tie is not required with the suit, a tie is mandatory. NO TIE, NO JACKET, NO ADMISSION. Formal wear is a tuxedo and semi-formal is a suit (matching coat and slacks). Jackets, sweaters, windbreakers, leather, etc., are not formal attire. CASUAL WEAR=NO ENTRANCE. COATS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING THE BALL.
d. Minimum 2.0 GPA (including the Citizenship Grade) is required to attend.
4. The Cadet Ball is a school sponsored function and the following rules are mandatory.
a. Entrance to the Ball area will begin at 1730, so plan to arrive and be seated for dinner by 1800. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 1730!
b. The front entrance will be closed at 2000 to from the Royal Court. Colors will be posted at 1900. No one will be admitted while the Colors or Court are being presented.
c. Cadets will leave the immediate Ball area to have pictures taken in the foyer. For re-admittance, they must show the “black light” hand stamp. No one will be re-admitted without this stamp.
d. Smoking or drinking intoxicating beverages are not permitted. The purchasing of Hotel rooms for an “after party” is not permitted.
e. Dancing begins at approximately 2045. Dancing will be appropriate for a military formal ball. SUGGESTIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE DANCING (Freaking) WILL BE CAUSE TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE THE BALL.
f. You are responsible for the actions of your guest. If you or your guest do not follow the standards of Cadet policies, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
g. ONCE YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING, YOU MAY NOT RETURN.
5. The ball ends at 2330. Therefore you must make arrangements to leave the area at that time.
Hello cadets! We are hosting an ice skating fundraiser for the new year of 2017! This fundraiser event will be held at the San Diego Ice Arena on Friday, January 13th from 8 PM to 10 PM. We will be selling tickets at the financial office for only $15. Pizza and water will be provided! Buy your tickets now before they get sold out!
- c/PFC Bui
You must enroll in the course by Wednesday November 30, 2016. The course will begin Thursday.
Attention Kearny High School cadets,
Our nationally-ranked JROTC academic team is looking for a few sharp, knowledgeable cadets to compete with the team for the district title this year! All grades accepted (except seniors), and cadets should have at least a 3.0 GPA, and, preferably, some background knowledge (think trivia) on multiple subjects. But even if you aren't the best at games like Jeopardy, still consider joining if you are outstanding at core school subjects (math, science, etc). If you are interested, please
TEXT, don't call the academic team commander at (619)-821-7910.
Include your full name, JROTC class period, academic grade, and small school. Thank you for supporting our Kearny AJROTC Teams! First meeting/practice will be on Monday at lunch in Room 805.
- c/SSG Nguyen
The schedule has changed for Early Exit Wednesday September 14th, 2016. We will conduct PE, so suit up on Wednesday!
Two more weeks until the Miramar Air Show happens! Miramar Air Show is an air show that is held at Marine Corps Station Miramar every year. There will be many incredible performances and the cadets will have a chance to visit the plane exhibitions. Therefore Kearny JROTC would like to encourage the cadets to sign up for this amazing event, especially the first year cadets and it's FREE so why not. There will be permission slips passing around for any of the cadets who's interested of going to the Air Show. COME JOIN US!!
- c/SFC Tran
Cadets we will be participating in the second semester Cadet Challenge next Tuesday - Friday after coming back from the four day weekend. Each day will be a PE day from Tuesday, May 31st to Friday, June 3rd!
We are fortunate to be conducting our STEM Camp this year at San Diego State University from August 2-6, 2016. JROTC STEM has become a very popular and successful camp and each year the number of nominations and quality of applicants increases significantly.
Selections will be announced NLT June 8, 2016. Please contact COL Swann if you have any questions.
The following cadets have been selected for the following 2016-2017 Battalion Command and Staff Positions:
Commander - c/MAJ Asia Dunbar
XO - c/CPT Jesus Rojas
CSM - c/SGM Eric Mains
S1 - c/1LT Gemma Samoy
S2 - c/2LT Gregory Mogusu
S3 - c/CPT Mitchell Hoac
S4 - c/CPT Alejandra Ventura
S4 Asst - c/MSG Jake Taylor
S5 - c/SSG Nga Tran
S5 Asst #1 - c/MSG Nancy Thai
S5 Asst #2 - c/SSG Tien Nguyen
S6 - c/1LT Trung Ngo
It is that time to apply to become part of next school year's San Diego Unified School District Joint Brigade and Command Staff Team. This year you can apply for both the Brigade and Battalion Staff and serve on both if selected. Attached is the application form. You must turn the form in to COL Swann NLT April 22nd to be considered. Apply today!
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