A Program of Excellence

by Nov 3, 2023Kids, North Brunswick, Online Exclusives

With facilities superior to most college ROTC programs and excellent leadership, North Brunswick High School’s JROTC program trains expert marksmen cadets with bright futures.

The JROTC is a positive opportunity for Brunswick County youth to develop useful leadership and team-building skills. The John E. Jacobs American Legion Post #68 of Leland supports the North Brunswick High School (NBHS) JROTC through scholarship programs each year.

The NBHS JROTC department was originally located in two trailers, which were placed to the rear of the current 100 building. In the mid-1970s a rifle range was constructed in a far corner of the campus, and in 1989 the JROTC building was completed adjacent to the range with all activities relocated to the new facility.

Much credit for the completion of the JROTC building must go to James Clemmons, a long-time Brunswick County educator who pushed for the project as a member of the Brunswick County Board of Education. The JROTC building has been updated over the years and now boasts three classrooms with the latest in technology in all the classrooms, giving North Brunswick JROTC facilities superior to most college ROTC programs.

JROTC Champs with Rings

Starting in 2011, the Fourth JROTC Brigade sponsored a Best of the Best competition in all competitive areas. In 2011 NBHS finished third in Air Rifle, and starting in 2012 North Brunswick has won the Air Rifle Championship each year since. They have shot annually in the JROTC Service Championships and JROTC National Championships and have made three appearances in the Junior Olympics and CMP Championships.

The Brunswick JROTC has developed into a combination of quality air rifle facilities, extraordinary coaching and mentorship and expert marksmen cadets. All this culminated with the NBHS JROTC Air Rifle Team winning the Army JROTC Air Rifle National Championship in March 2023.