AIR RIFLE TEAMS
Each JROTC unit has formed and trained a competitive Air Rifle Team to compete in a GHSA Area consisting of 16 schools. This is a varsity High School competitive marksmanship sport governed by the Georgia High School Association. US Army certified and qualified Air Rifle Team coaches conduct the activity and must comply with Civilian Marksmanship Program and GHSA directives and guidelines designed for all marksmanship programs. The Rifle Season goes from December through April. A student does not have to be a US Army JROTC cadet to participate in the activity. Units participate in 10 Area matches. The Area is broken down into two divisions; north and south. The North Division consist of Central of Talbotton, Upson Lee, Harris County, Shaw, Jordan, Hardaway, Northside and Crawford County. The South Division consist of Stewart County, Carver, Kendrick, Central of Macon, Columbus, Rutland, Chattahoochee County, and Spencer. The top four (4) teams from each division will compete in the Area Championship match. The top six (6) from the Area Championship advance and compete at the State Semi-Finals. The top 24 teams from across the state of Georgia compete for the State Title hosted by Fort Benning.
Annual JROTC Ball
The Annual JROTC Ball is conducted in late January each year on a Saturday evening. JROTC participation includes: MCSD JROTC programs, Auburn, Chattahoochee County, Central of Talbot ton, Russell County, Central of Phenix City Navy JROTC, and the Smiths Station Marine JROTC, and Troup County Air Force JROTC. Music is provided by a local DJ. Refreshments are provided by the Trade Center. Cadets are dressed in the Army Service uniform, and guests are escorted in formal evening wear. Queens are crowned from each school at the start of the ceremonial evening. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great event, where memories are made.
Each JROTC unit has organized at least one Color Guard Team. Once again, depending upon the size of the unit, there may be as many as three color guard teams within a JROTC program. A Color Guard Team is comprised of four (4) male or female cadets who will be assigned to the positions of National Flag Bearer, Georgia State Flag or school flag, and two (2) guards. Color guard teams will also present the colors during the National Anthem during home football games and other school specific e events. These teams also compete at the local and state drill meet events. Teams that earn a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place during the fall Muscogee Drill Competition will advance to the Georgia State Drill Competition held in Griffin Georgia during the Spring Semester.
Each JROTC unit will organize and maintain at least one drill team. Depending on the size of the JROTC program, there may be more than one drill team. Drill develops: Discipline, self-confidence, teamwork, personal pride, unit pride, and organization. Teams are composed of all males, all females or mixed gender group. Drill Teams develop personalized and unique drill sequences. There are 18 types of drill routines that a unit may prepare a team for local and state competitions. Teams that earn a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place during the Fall Muscogee County School District Area 5 Drill Competition will advance to the Georgia State Drill Competition held in Griffin Georgia during the Spring Semester. Drill event categories include Unarmed and Armed Drill. Unarmed Drill is when the cadets do not have a drill rifle when marching. Cadet will conduct stationary and marching movements as a group while conducting synchronized movements. Armed Drill is when the cadets have a drill rifle while conducting drill movements. There are certain movements or commands that can only be given when holding a drill rifle.
Raider competitions provide Area 5 JROTC Cadets a competitive program in five (5) events. The supporting objectives include ethical values and good citizenship, effective communication and logical thinking, improved physical fitness, positive self-motivation, and the skills to work as a team. The Raider Team competes in many events that test their team work and physical abilities to compete while under pressure and test their speed and endurance. These events include the One Rope Bridge, Fitness Test, 2.5 – 3.2 Mile Team Run, Cross County Rescue, and Obstacle Course. The Raider Team prepares for these events in many ways and breaks down into smaller groups within the team and rotates on a training schedule with their Team Captain. Teams are afforded the opportunity to compete in Raider meets outside of the Muscogee County School District and the Georgia State Raider Meet is held in Griffin Georgia in October. Also, teams can compete in the Spring Area 5 Raider Competition held at Harris County High School during the Spring Semester. All training is under the direct supervision of a JROTC Teacher.
JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)
JCLC is a week-long cadet leadership training exercise conducted at the conclusion of the school in early June. The mission is to provide Army JROTC cadets from Muscogee County School District and surrounding community JROTC units an environment conducive to leadership development, good citizenship, and team development activities. Annually, 300 cadets and JROTC teachers participate. The five day camp is conducted on Fort Benning. JCLC training activities include the following: Rappelling, Confidence Course, Aquatics training, Leadership Reaction Course, Land Navigation/Map Reading and 34 foot Airborne Tower, Also, cadets participate in a variety of evening sporting events as well. Cadets are billeted at Columbus State University campus housing. JCLC is a challenging event but FUN activity for LET 2, 3 and 4 cadets