JROTC in Georgia
GMVHOF is proud of the quality of the JROTC programs in Georgia and consider Georgia JROTC to be among the best in the Country. The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fam (GMVHOF) exists solely for the purposes of:
- Honoring Georgia Veterans
- Educating the youth and citizens of Georgia about real Heroes
- Preparing future leader for America through the GMVHOF Military Scholarship Program.
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.