Army Instructor

 1SG (R) Richard Decatur

Phone: (915) 926-8300

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1SG (R) Richard Decatur

I am originally from Houston, TX. I have been teaching JROTC for over 19 years. I served 20 years in the United States Army as a Patriot Missile Crewman retiring with the rank of First Sergeant. I served in Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Louisiana, and Fort Bliss just to name a few. 

I am very proud to have served my country honorably and now I have an overwhelming passion to help young people become all that they can be by motivating them to become better citizens. We must never forget that the future of this great nation rests with our young people being motivated to become better citizens.

Senior Army Instructor

 CW2 (R) Griselda Perkins

Phone: (915) 926-8300

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CW2 (R) Griselda Perkins

I am originally from California. I am first year teacher. I earned a Bachelor degree from Trident University International and a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management from Park University. 

I am proud to say that I served in the Army as Logistics Officer and retired after 20 years of service. I have served in Fort Bragg, Hawaii, Fort Irwin, Korea, Iraq, Fort Sill, Kuwait, and Fort Bliss. 

I'm a true believer that a day without learning something new means the day has been wasted. Lastly, I look forward in living up to the JROTC motto, "To motivate young people to be better citizens.”

  • Introduction

    The JROTC program is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.

     Purpose of JROTC

    The U.S. Army’s JROTC Training Corps is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, 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.

     The JROTC program teaches 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 to 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.

     College Opportunities

    With assistance from an organization working independently of JROTC, the College Options Foundation can help Cadets locate colleges offering credits for completing JROTC. Additionally, Army ROTC (not JROTC) offers college scholarships to Cadets who qualify for their scholarship program. For more information, visit www.collegeoptionsfoundation.net or www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html.

    National Impact

    Arguably, JROTC is one of the most successful and significantly impactful youth-oriented programs in American history. As educators and others measure success, we have identified five Quality Indicators used to measure the effectiveness of the program in high schools. These five Quality Indicators are attendance, graduation, indiscipline, drop-out rate, and GPA. JROTC exceeds schools’ averages in each of these categories:

     Quality Indicators

    CATEGORY

    SCHOOL

    JROTC

    Attendance

    90.29%

    93.54%

    Graduation

    83%

    93.98%

    Indiscipline

    5.2%

    1.7%

    Dropout

    8%

    <1%

    GPA

    2.72

    2.91