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Mission Statement

"To motivate young people to be better citizens"



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.


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.


Field Trips

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

Our cadets learn about former presidents in class, but field trips such as this are valuable opportunities to learn more, including the fact that many of our country's leaders rose to positions of power and responsibility from humble beginnings.


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.



GHS JROTC Finds Their Way at Bonelli Park

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  


2018-19 Activities


FB (Home) - GHS vs Bolsa Grande (Scrimmage), August 10, 2018


FB (Away) - GHS vs Wilson (Hacienda Heights), August 17, 2018


Fall Rally, August 24, 2018


FB (Home) - GHS vs Walnut, August 24, 2018


FB (Home) - GHS vs Pioneer, September 6, 2018


FB (Away) GHS vs La Puente, September 14, 2018


FB (Away) GHS vs Azusa, September 28, 2018


FB (Away) GHS vs Workman, October 5, 2018


Homecoming Rally, October 12, 2018


FB (Homecoming) GHS vs Duarte, October 12, 2018


San Dimas Rodeo Color Guard @ San Dimas, October 13-14, 2018


Azusa Golden Days Parade, October 13, 2018


VOD (Voice of Democracy) Essay, October 16, 2018


FB (Home) - GHS vs Sierra Vista, October 18, 2018


FB (Home) - GHS vs Nogales, October 26, 2018


Spooktacular @ Ellington MS, October 26, 2018


Kaiser Permanente Veteran Ceremony, November 9, 2018


Chaparral HS Drill Meet, November 10, 2018


Debbie Chaput Tennis Tournament (Color Guard) November 11, 2018


APU Hero's Homecoming Game, November 11, 2018


Bonelli Park Map Reading, November 16, 2018


Covina Christmas Parade, December 1, 2018


Winter Rally, TBD


Military Ball @ Pomona Fairplex, January 28, 2019


Richard Nixon Museum, February 5, 2019


Jr. Achievement @ Ellington MS (Every Wed), Feb. 13-March 20, 2019


Massing of Colors, February 17, 2019


Orienteering Competition (Tentative Date), March 16, 2019


Cadet Challenge Competition GHS vs AHS, March 20, 2019


Raider Competition @ Deb's Park (Tentative Date), April 6, 2019


Pass and Review @ AHS, May 3, 2019


JROTC Awards Night, May 9, 2019


Glendora Memorial Day Ceremony, May 21, 2019


Senior Awards Night, May 22, 2019


Azusa Memorial Day Cermony, May 27, 2019


Graduation, June 5, 2019


Ellington & Center MS Promotion Ceremony, June 6, 2019



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.


Annual Military Ball

The JROTC program is not all classroom and competitions.  Annually, a committee of cadets from the Gladiator Battalion plans, organizes and attends a formal event called the Military Ball, which is 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 a special evening together.


First Sergeant Marvin Herbert
Phone:  626-815-3712

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