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Email First Sergeant Herbert

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(626) 815-3712



Master Sergeant Souza

(626) 815-3711


Mission Statement

" To motivate young people to be better citizens"

Drill Competitions

A great way to see how our cadets compare to other programs is by participating in drill meets against other JROTC programs within southern California.  Two of our biggest competitions that we attend annually are the American Veterans JROTC Drill Meet located at Chaparral High School in Temecula and at Sonora High School in La Habra. 

These meets normally include some 600 plus cadets from about 40 different southern California schools.  The camaraderie displayed by all cadets during these meets is a wonderful thing to see.  Not only will you see your own schools' cadets motivating each other, but the other schools will join in like one big team motivating and cheering on other schools and competitions.

2016-2017 HIGHLIGHTS

The Gladiator Battalion was very successful this past school year participating in numerous events.

  • Azusa Golden Days Parade
  • Adventure Training at Bonelli Park
  • Covina Christmas Parade
  • JROTC Program For Accreditation in which our program retained "Honor Unit with Distinction" status

2016-17 JROTC History

Gladstone JROTC first began operation during school year, 1995-1996. The program initially opened with an enrollment of 87 cadets; and today averages an opening enrollment of 110 cadets.


Senior Army Instructor: First Sergeant Marvin Herbert arrived to the Gladstone Battalion in January 2009. He served 22 years active duty in the Infantry. He has also taught at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Dominguez Hills ROTC and at Washington High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District JROTC.


Master Sergeant Roland A. Souza retired from the United States Army in 2005 with over 20 years of service and deploying to three separate wars. His experience of being an enlisted soldier in combat makes him a passionate advocate for keeping students in school and motivating them to graduate from High School and to pursue college. He holds a B.S. degree in Health Education form TUI University and a California Special Subjects Credential for JROTC from California State Long Beach. He is a JROTC Bronze Instructor Award and has been the Army and Senior Army Instructor for David Starr Jordan High School (LAUSD) since 2005. The Mission of JROTC is "To Motivate Young People to Become Better Citizens". Master Sergeant Souza is very friendly and approachable, but he will insist that students meet the standards!

U.S. ARMY JROTC 2017-2018

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Gladstone High School JROTC cadets recently participated in map reading training at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas.

The purpose of this exercise was to allow cadets the opportunity to find their way from one point to another using compasses, terrain features, and topographic symbols on carefully marked maps. 

The San Dimas Western Days Rodeo is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the great sport of rodeo. Organizers take great pride on their continuous support and betterment of local communities through their educational scholarship program.  Gladstone U.S. Army Cadets performed color guard and parking services over the recent two day period.  Pictured are cadets Maika Souza, Brandon Morales, Jared Hoffman and Regina Rodriguez. (cadets on the fence) or Pictured are cadets Christopher Bennett,Jovani Mondragon, Nancy Renderos and Isaac Gohn (cadets performing color guard).

Cadet Staff


Battalion Commander Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Kaylah Chavez
Battalion Executive Officer Cadet Major Julia Diaz
Command Sergeant Major Cadet CSM Jonathan Garcia
S-1:Personnel Administration Cadet 2 LT Damien Taylor
S-3:Operations & Training Cadet Major Mario Herrera
S-4: Supply & Logistics Cadet CSM Jonathan Garcia
S-5: Public Affairs/Information Officer  


FB (Home) - GHS vs Rowland (Scrimmage), August 18, 2017

FB (Home) - GHS vs Wilson (Hacienda Heights), August 25, 2017

Fall Rally, September 1, 2017

FB (Home) - GHS vs Mountain View, September 8, 2017

Homecoming Rally, September 21, 2017

FB (Home) - GHS vs La Puente (Homecoming), September 21, 2017

Homecoming Dance, September 23, 2017

San Dimas Rodeo Color Guard @ San Dimas, October 7-8, 2017

VOD Essay (America's Gift to my Generation), October 12, 2017

FB (Home) - GHS vs Azusa, October 13, 2017

Azusa Golden Days Parade, October 14, 2017

FB (Home) - GHS vs Workman, October 20, 2017

JROTC Fun Day @ Magic Mountain, October 28, 2017

Bonelli Park Map Reading, November 3, 2017

Chaparral HS Drill Meet, November 11, 2017

APU Salute to Heroes @ Citrus Stadium, November 11, 2017

*Battalion In Ranks Inspection (Tentative Date), November 15, 2017

Cadet Challenge Testing (Every Friday), December 1, 8, 15, 2017

Covina Christmas Parade, December 2, 2017

Winter Rally, January 19, 2018

Military Ball @ Pomona Fairplex, January 27, 2018

Battalion Carwash @ GHS, February 3, 2018

Ronald Reagan Library, February 7, 2018

Jr. Achievement @ Ellington MS (Every Wed), February 14-March 21, 2018

Massing of Colors, February 18, 2018

*JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA), March 7, 2018 

Orienteering Competition (Tentative Date), March 17, 2018

Battleship USS Iowa Museum, March 28, 2018

Raider Competition (Tentative Date), April 7, 2018

Pass and Review @ AHS, May 4, 2018

JROTC Awards Night, May 10, 2018

D-Day Ceremony, May 25, 2018

Azusa American Legion Breakfast, Every 1st Sunday of the Month

(2017) Aug 6, Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

(2018) Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, Jun 3

**JROTC Program for Accreditation: Part 1 (In Ranks Inspection)/ Part 2 (Program Inspection)




Promotion Requirements


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Command Post Newsletter

Leadership Camp

Annually 20 to 30 cadets from the Gladiator Battalion will go on a one week leadership camp.  At this location they will learn to lead a group of other fellow cadets through different group activities and tasks.

They will also participate in several outdoor activities which include but aren’t limited to horseback riding; rappelling; water safety; archery; mountain bike riding and leadership reactionary courses just to name a few.  The purpose of the course is to instill teamwork and discipline within our youth.

Community Service

Throughout each school year, our cadets will take part in several community service activities within the cities of Azusa and Covina.  One of our featured events and most popular with our cadets is the monthly Azusa American Legion breakfast social sponsored by Post #180.

Field Trips

This past school year a group of cadets took an educational field trip to the Presidential Library and Museum of President Ronald Reagan.

Our cadets will learn facts about these former presidents in class using a text book.  However, they really get the up close experience of that person's life and times when they visit these locations.  Also, they are surprised to learn about the humble beginnings of where some of our country's leaders came from.

Annual Military Ball

The JROTC program is not all classroom and competitions.  Annually a committee of cadets from the Gladiator  Battalion will get together to plan, organize and take part in a formal event called the Military Ball. 

The Military Ball is very similar to a high school prom.  There is dancing, dinner, normally an inspirational message from a guest speaker and then the Royal Court for each Battalion is announced.  The event is a time for our cadets to relax and enjoy themselves and have a good time with fellow cadets.

The Junior ROTC Cadet Creed

I am an Army 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 mantel 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.