The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) offers all Georgia JROTC Programs the opportunity to present the GMVHOF JROTC Medal to that one Cadet, who for the school year, above all other cadets, has demonstrated the highest level of selfless service and sacrifice by placing the welfare of others above himself/herself
Complete the registration form below. The form must be submitted no later than April 2, 2022
The History of the JROTC
The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active-duty military personnel as instructors.
In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active-duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools.
From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1731 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to over 300,000 cadets with over 4,000 professional instructors in the classrooms.