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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  


2019-20 Activities

FB GHS vs @ Rowland (Scrimmage), August 16, 2019

FB GHS vs Mary Star of the Sea, August 23, 2019

Fall Rally TBD

FB GHS vs @ Walnut, August 30, 2019

FB GHS vs Mountain View, September 6, 2019

Field of Glory ( Azusa Rotary Club Event), September 7, 2019

FB GHS vs @ Pioneer, September 12, 2019

FB GHS vs @ La Puente (Charter Oak Field), September 20, 2019

Home Coming Rally, TBD

FB GHS vs Workman (Homecoming), October 4, 2019

Azusa 5K Run, October 5, 2019

FB GHS vs @ Duarte, October 11, 2019

Azusa Golden Days Parade, October 12, 2019

San Dimas Rodeo Color Guard @ San Dimas, October 12-13, 2019

VOD (Voice of Democracy) Essay, October 15, 2019

FB GHS vs @ Sierra Vista, October 17, 2019

FB GHS vs @ Nogales, October 24, 2019

Kaiser HS Drill Comp (Tentative), October 26, 2019

Spooktacular @ Ellington MS, October 25, 2019

FB (Home) GHS vs Azusa, November 1, 2019

Blood Drive (Gym) TBD

APU Hero's Homecoming Game, November 2, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Veteran Ceremony, November 8, 2019

Chaparral HS Drill Meet, November 9, 2019

Bonelli Park Map Reading, November 19, 2019

Debbie Chaput Tennis Tournament (Color Guard), November 10, 2019

Cadet Challenge Testing (Every Friday), December 6, 13 - January 10, 17

Covina Christmas Parade, December 7, 2019

Winter Rally, TBD

Military Ball @ Pomona Fairplex, January 25, 2020

Richard Nixon Museum, February 4, 2020

Jr. Achievement @ Ellington MS (Every Wed), Feb. 12-March 18, 2020

Massing of Colors, February 16, 2020

Orienteering Competition (Tentative Date), March 7, 2020

Paramount Elementary Carnival (Tentative), March 22, 2020

Cadet Challenge Competition GHS vs AHS, March 21, 2020

Raider Competition @ Deb's Park (Tentative Date), April 12, 2020

Pass and Review @ AHS, May 1, 2020

JROTC Awards Night, May 14,  2020

Glendora Memorial Day Ceremony, May 19, 2020

Senior Awards Night, May 20, 2020

Azusa Memorial Day Cermony, May 25, 2020

Graduation, June 9, 2020

Ellington & Center MS Promotion Ceremony, June 10, 2020



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.

M Herbert

First Sergeant Marvin Herbert
Phone:  626-815-3712