​Dunbar JROTC
Honor Unit with Distinction

"To motivate young people to be better citizens."

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The Army JROTC’s leadership development curriculum is accredited by AdvancED. Students who enroll and complete 2 years of JROTC Leadership Education and Training 1 and 2 achieve HOPE credit, meeting Florida graduation requirements. JROTC is an elective course, there is no obligation to the military. Students are placed in leadership positions to support their growth as future managers and leaders.

Program lessons include  

  • Leadership Theory
  • Management
  • Social & Communication Skills
  • Decision Making & Problem-solving Skills
  • Physical Fitness & Wellness
  • First Aid
  • Personal Growth
  • Diversity
  • Goal Setting
  • College Preparation

The Key to Success in JROTC is TEAMWORK

Standard Schedule (may be adjusted for curriculum requirements)





Monday - Tuesday

Classroom Lessons

School Dress Code


Uniform Inspection/Leadership Training

JROTC Uniform


Drill with Company Formation

School Dress Code (Close-toed Shoes)


Physical Training with Company Formation

Exercise Clothing (Close-toed Shoes)


Note: Brigade Staff Meeting are held every Wednesday after school from 1:50pm - 3:00pm.


After School Activities (1:50pm-4:30pm) 

  • Raiders (Fall; August – December, Spring; March-May) (CrossFit type physical training)
  • Drill and Color Guard (September – March) (Marching & flag presentations)
  • JROTC Leadership & Academic teams (August - January) (Knowledge-based)
  • Marksmanship (January - April) (Olympic Style Air Rifle Marksmanship)
  • Robotics (August - May) (Design and program robots)




  • Mariner Spring Raider Invitational Champions (Varsity)
  • Most trophies overall in Fall Districts Competition (Junior Varsity & Varsity)

Drill Team:

  • State Champions (Mixed Armed Squad) [1st place]
  • District Champions (Mixed Armed Squad, Mixed Armed Platoon, Mixed Unarmed Squad, Mixed Unarmed Platoon, Female Unarmed Platoon, Female Armed Platoon, Female Colorguard, Female Unarmed Squad) [All 1st or 2nd place]


6th best AirRifle Marksman


  • 3rd in District; competed at National Semi-finals


  • 1st place in Solo Championships; 1st place in Mixed Team Championships

Cadet Leadership

Brigade Chain of Command

Deputy Area Commander & Brigade Commander:
                      C/COL Tyler Ketron
Brigade Executive Officer:                                                               C/LTC Kamari Gouin
Brigade Sergeant Major:                                                                  C/CSM Emmanuel Salinas

Brigade Staff

Adjutant Officer (S-1):                                                                       C/CPT Laura Palacios
Intelligence & Security Officer (S-2):                                            C/CPT Gerardo Anaya
Operations Officer (S-3):                                                                  C/2LT Jaineece Norris
Logistics Officer (S-4):                                                                      C/MAJ Natalie Reyes
Public Affairs (S-5):                                                                            C/CPT Alexis Gerbasio
Signals Officer (S-6):                                                                          C/MAJ Felix Maysonet

Battalion Chain of Command

1st Battalion

Battalion Commander:                                                                      C/LTC Hilda Hernandez
Battalion Sergeant Major:                                                                C/CSM A'Jarion Morales

2nd Battalion

Battalion Commander:                                                                      C/LTC Enyah Thompkins
Battalion Sergeant Major:                                                                C/CSM Kaylynn Holmes 



Mario A. Johnson
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
Senior Army Instructor

Scott Varnado
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
Assistant Senior Army Instructor

Pierre Berube
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Retired
Army Instructor

Todd Scott
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Retired
Army Instructor

Vincent Mitchell
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Retired
Army Instructor

Giovanni Robinson Sr.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Retired
Army Instructor

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