Student Life

Army Junior ROTC

An Honor Unit with Distinction
As of our latest JROTC Program for Inspection visit in May 2023, Riverside JROTC maintains our status as an Honor Unit with Distinction.
This designation reflects the ability to maintain exceptionally high standards of training and discipline.


Riverside's Raider Teams compete in a 5K Team Run, Rope Bridge, Cross Country Rescue, The Gauntlet, and a Physical Fitness Team Test at several meets each season. Riverside currently holds the National Champion title in both the Challenger and Army divisions. Fall 2023 competitions include meets at Lumpkin, Dawson, Cedar Shoals, Hiram, and Nationals at Ft. Knox, KY.

Drill Team

Riverside's armed Drill Team travels around the state to compete at the squad and platoon levels as well as in Color Guard. Cadets learn discipline, precision, and attention to detail while developing the skills needed to lead and move formations.

Rifle Team

Riverside's Rifle Team focuses on control and discipline to master the art of target shooting. Cadets train in the Standing, Kneeling, and Prone shooting positions. For the 2023-2024 school year, Riverside will have both a Sporter and Precision team with the Precision team competing as a GHSA sports team.

JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB)

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a national competition that empowers cadets to leverage both academic and leadership knowledge as a team. Riverside's Academic and Leadership teams compete with cadets across the country, striving to attend the Level III Championship competition in Washington, DC.

Additional Information

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  • JROTC Curriculum

    The JROTC curriculum is divided into seven sections or units. Each unit offers a new opportunity, challenge, and different perspective from which the student can see himself and the world around him.

    Unit 1: Citizenship in Action - helps develop new skills the student will need in school and throughout his life. It engages him in the practice of basic citizenship customs and traditions and in the exploration of opportunities for non-military and military national service.

    Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application - teaches the student about leadership. It teaches how to BE a leader, what you need to KNOW when you are influencing others and what you DO when you are leading.
  • ROTC Scholarships

    The U.S. Military offers unique opportunities and benefits for students planning to pursue a college degree. Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges, and Maritime Academies offer a world-class education, often granting scholarships in exchange for a period of service.
    Senior Military Colleges (SMCs) offer a combination of higher education with military instruction. SMCs include Texas A&M University, Norwich University, The Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and the University of North Georgia. Every cadet must participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, but only cadets receiving an ROTC scholarship are required to enter military service following graduation.
    Army ROTC Scholarship
    The Army ROTC Scholarship is a merit-based, four-year college scholarship.
    It can be applied toward tuition and fees or room and board. In addition to the scholarship, cadets receive a $1,200 annual book allowance and up to $6,000 per year for subsistence.
    In order to recieve this scholarship, students must meet or exceed the minimal standards in each of the following areas: grades, physical fitness, height and weight standards, commitment, and potential to become an officer upon completing his degree. Recipients must be willing to serve in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or U.S. Army National Guard as an officer upon completion of degrees.
    University of North Georgia Military Scholarship
    The State of Georgia awards 42 outstanding high school seniors the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship each year.
    2017 UNG Military Scholarship Recipient - Adam Stumpf, Riverside Preparatory Academy
    It is a merit-based, four-year college scholarship that factors in preparation for college, leadership, extracurricular activities, and desire to serve in the Georgia Army National Guard. This scholarship pays for tuition and mandatory fees, uniforms, books, room and board, and meal plan.
    Each applicant must receive a nomination from a Georgia Legislator in his congressional district. Scholarship recipients agree to attend the University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia), participate in the Corps of Cadets, graduate with a bachelor's degree, and enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard where they commission as officers.

U.S. Army JROTC Mission

To motivate young people to be better citizens and scholars.

JROTC Instructors

Senior Army Instructor:
LTC (R) David Lee
Army Instructor:
1SG (R) Greg Anderson
Army Instructor:
SFC (R) Mark Phillips
Army Instructor:
SFC (R) Karif Allen

U.S. Army JROTC Cadet Creed

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic.
I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
Riverside JROTC is active with the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States.
Our cadets compete in several AMCSUS events throughout the year, including the PT Challenge, Academic Bowl, and Writing Competition.