Awards Ceremony Wednesday 18 May 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian

SUBJECT:  Shark Battalion Awards Ceremony

1.  You are cordially invited to our Annual Shark Battalion Award Ceremony Wednesday 18 May 2022 in our schools’ gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., cadets should arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.  This is a time to celebrate and recognize cadet’s accomplishments with individual and national awards. We will also conduct a change of command ceremony with our (incoming/outgoing) cadet battalion commander.

2.  Cadets will receive over 20+ awards from outside agencies, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart to name just a few.  They will also receive unit awards such as appearance, superior cadet award, good conduct, outstanding academic, and leadership awards.

3.  Cadets are required to participate in this events and it counts for his/her last uniform inspection grade.  If not returning next year they are required to turn-in the uniform the following week or NLT 25 May 2022.  Leaders can turn in the uniform as early as the Friday 20 May. Please ensure these uniforms are dry cleaned prior to turn-in.  Cadets returning (JROTC) next year are allowed to keep the uniform if it fits well.

4.  This is a special event for cadets and we would like you to be a part of it and share the accomplishment of the cadets.

Wilfred Placeres                                                          Timothy Parrish

CSM, USA Retired                                                    MAJ, USA Retired

Army Instructor                                                          Senior Army Instructor                                

727.246.3040                                                              727 246 3071


Raider Celebration

Our end of year raider celebration is Saturday February 12th, 2022. From 12pm to 4pm, at A.L Anderson Park, shelter 2. There will be food, drinks, and sports/activities.

Battalion Pictures

Battalion Pictures are today November 30th, 2021! If you are curious as to where to view your photos please refer to the information below.


If you have any questions call 813-907-1078 or email

Paul R Smith Visit

Our cadets visited the Paul R Smith middle school to share information about the JROTC program. Cadets dressed in each of the uniforms we provide in the program. For example, the Class B uniform, Class A, and the OCP uniform. Cadets built a rope bridge to display our Raiders team. Others presented information about our academics (JLAB) team as well as our drill and ceremony team. We hope to see a lot of aspiring freshmen in the program next year!

Battalion Pictures

Battalion Pictures will take place the first Tuesday back from break November 30th. The pictures will take place in your company class periods. For cadets, the uniform is Class B and for leaders the uniform will be Class A. Make sure you use this time to get your uniforms dry cleaned. Get with your XO’s on any missing components with you uniform to ensure a neat uniform for photos.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break is 21st-27th. Uniform will continue the following Tuesday November 30th the uniform is Class A and Class B. Have a safe and fun break cadets!

Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony 11/11/2021

We hosted our annual Veterans Day Flag retirement at the school. We appreciate and thank all who have served and are currently serving for our country. Cadets retired unserviceable and faded old flags ceremoniously. Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service!

Quarter 2 Uniform Schedule

October 26th: Class B and Raider team OCP

November 2nd: Class A/B

November 9th: Class B

November 16th: Class B without tie or neck tab (1st button should be undone)

November 30th: Class A/B

December 7th: Class A/B

December 14th: Dress for Success or Class B