Enosburg Falls High School JROTC

 

 

Our Mission:

To motivate young people to be better citizens.

 

 

*Creed

*Team Programs

*Photo Gallery

*Training Sequence

*Instructor Bios

*Cadet Commentaries

 

 

Read our current newsletter

Nov. 2009.htm

 

 

JROTC Creed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teams in our program:

                                                               

Marksmanship: Marksmanship is an extracurricular activity that is enjoyable and competitive. We practice firing air rifles and are judged in competitions among other JROTC marksmanship teams.

 

Raiders: Raiders is a group activity that involves physical activities such as push-ups and the two-mile run. We also compete against other JROTC teams from all over New England. This is an excellent way to have fun and stay in shape!

 

Color Guard: Color Guard is a fun activity in which we present the colors at basketball games. This activity allows us to show support for both our country and our school team. There are Color Guard competitions through the year.

 

 


 

Photo Gallery

 

EFHS JROTC formation

 

JROTC Cadets on a field trip

 

The JROTC classroom

 

 

JROTC Cadets trying to accomplish a challenge at the Leadership Reaction Course

 

 

JROTC Color Guard Inspection

 

JCLC in 2009

 

Marksmanship practice at the Enosburg Falls Armory

 

An official JROTC inspection held every three years

 

Physical training at the JCLC summer camp

 

Raiders competition in 2009

 

JROTC cadets having fun on the Army Computer Simulators at Norwich

 

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TRAINING SEQUENCE
 
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND TRAINING

JROTC prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

 

  • LET I -- The mission of Leadership Education and Training (LET) is to motivate first year JROTC cadets to be better citizens. To accomplish this purpose, the text discusses citizenship, leadership, and a number of other courses designed to help the cadets succeed in high school and after graduation. Cadets wear uniforms one time each week. Extracurricular activities include: Providing color guards, participating in community parades, drill and rifle teams.
  • LET II -- The second year of Leadership Education and Training provides more details about leadership situations. The program is split into units including: Techniques of Communication, Leadership, Cadet Challenge, Leadership Lab, First Aid, Map Reading, History, Your American Citizenship, Career Opportunities, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.
  • LET III -- The third year of Leadership Education and Training provides still more leadership situations. In this year students will not only be more involved as teacher and leaders within the cadet battalion, but they will also do more independent studies in the areas of communication, leader, first aid, history, map reading, career opportunities, and technology awareness. The wearing of the uniform and the extracurricular activities are the same as for LET I.
  • LET IV --Fourth-year cadets are responsible for the daily cadet administration and perform as commanders and staff officers. They act as assistant instructors in some subject areas for other JROTC classes. They continue to develop their leadership skills and plan special unit events such as the military ball or the annual awards banquet.

 

 


 

 

INSTRUCTOR BIOS

 

 

First Sergeant Jon Ramey- 1SG (R) Jon Ramey is married to the former Joan Bartholomew for over 42 years. They have 5 children, all grown up and 5 grandchildren. A graduate of Whitehall High School in Whitehall, NY in 1962, the 1SG joined the US Navy where he served as a Radioman from 1962-1966, finishing off his enlistment with a seven-month tour in the Combat Zone off of Vietnam. Following his service in the Navy, the 1SG worked at IBM for 3 years, joined the Vermont State Police in 1971, where he worked for and received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and in 1977 moved on to the Vermont Department of Corrections where he worked for 9 years as a Corrections Officer, a work crew supervisor, a Lieutenant, a shift supervisor and a caseworker. On the military side, after a long break from the Navy, Top joined the VT Army National Guard as a Specialist in 1983, becoming a full-timer in 1986 and an AGR Staff Sergeant in 1990. While working full time for the VT Army National Guard in Enosburg, Swanton and Morrisville, he served as a Unit Administrator, a Training/Readiness NCO, a Master Gunner, on the M1/M1A1 Abrams Tanks and a First Sergeant. His awards include among many others the Vietnam Service Ribbon, and a U.S Army Meritorious Service Medal.  1SG Ramey retired as a First Sergeant from Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) service at age 60 on Nov 1st, 2004. Nine months after retiring he began serving as the Army Instructor for US JROTC here at Enosburg Falls High School in June 2005. He is also a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic, having been ordained by Bishop John Marshall on Nov 1st, 1981, currently serving and residing in Montgomery Center, VT. TOP’s most favorite hobby is breaking off golf clubs, with fishing and woodworking a close second and third.

 

Lieutenant Colonel Peter O’Connell- LTC (ret) Peter O’ Connell is a native of New Jersey. He entered the U.S Army after graduating from Frostburg State University (Maryland) in 1984. As a field artillery officer the LTC served in various locations and in several capacities throughout his 22-year career. Some assignment locations include Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Examples of assignments include Executive Officer of a nuclear capable 8-inch howitzer battery, Commanding Officer of an airborne 155 mm howitzer battery, Fire Support Officer for a separate heavy armored brigade and Liaison Officer to the Canadian army. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Master Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab. LTC O’ Connell retired in 2006 and has been serving as the SAI at Enosburg Falls High School since December 2007. He is married with 3 children and resides in Essex Junction, VT. The ‘Colonel’s’ hobbies include skiing, camping and burning calories at the gym.

 

 


  

 

CADET COMMENTARIES

 

S-5 Major Taylor Leigh Greenway- “I believe that JROTC has impacted my life in a very positive way. For example, I have become much more aware of the world and people around me, and I have become a much more stronger person because of this class as well. JROTC is like no other class in high school; it teaches you about the history of America, health, leadership, companionship, first aid and so many things that you might not find in another classroom. It is also a fantastic way to meet new friends, and I’m fortunate to be taught by First Sergeant Ramey and Lieutenant Colonel O’Connell, who are both amazing leaders! I’ve been taking JROTC all four years of my high school career, and I will be sad when I leave the program. I would recommend this class to anyone who likes to make friends, learn new and exciting things, and wants to improve themselves for the better.”

 


 

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