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(Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)


Service Projects 

JROTC Service Project at the Houston Food Bank

What does a typical week in JROTC look like for cadets?

Monday (Drill and Ceremonies) – Tennis shoes or other shoes appropriate for marching, NO SLIDES or FLIP FLOPS.

Tuesday (Dress Out) – Battalion T-shirt for 1st year cadets (Fall Semester only) and the Army JROTC Uniform for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year cadets. 

Wednesday & Thursday (Academics) – laptop, a #2 pencil, black ballpoint pen, and any other materials needed for that unit of instruction, as directed by the Instructor.

Friday (Physical Training) – PT uniform including athletic shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and/or warmups, hygiene items and a change of clothes.


Extra-Curricular Teams

·       Academic and Leadership Team
·       Archery Team
·       Boat Regatta / Ranger Swim Team
·       Color Guard Male & Female
·       Honor Guard
·       Islander Challenge Team
·       Physical Training Team
·       Orienteering Team
·       Rally Team

Army JROTC's Mission Statement

To motivate young people to become better citizens.

Our program is designed to prepare students as they transition after high school.  This transition process can stem from University, College, Technical School, Military career, or the workforce.  With these tools, students gain a sense of confidence, pride, dignity and focus with their lives.  This program offers more than a physical education credit; in addition, it offers team building, leadership opportunities, community service, school service, service-learning projects and scholarship prospects. 

The question is which type will you be?

Army Junior ROTC Cadet Creed

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.

I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school, and the Corps of Cadets.

I am loyal and patriotic. 

I am the future of the United States of America.

I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.  

I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

I will seek the mantel of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

Meet the Instructors

Senior Army Instructor
Colonel (Retired) James Shuto
Col James Shuto
Colonel Shuto was commissioned in the US Army as a Field Artillery officer and has spent 30 years in the US Army.  His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming, Master of Science degree from The National Graduate School. He is a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, US Army Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School,  US Army Command and General Staff College and US Army War College.  While at US Army War College, he earned his second Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies. 

Colonel Shuto has served various command and staff positions from battery to brigade level in Wyoming Army National Guard as well as staff positions in the US Army Field Artillery School, Army National Guard Directorate, US Army Staff - Pentagon, US Army Forces Command, and has deployed to Afghanistan.  He has worked as a teacher, restaurant manager, business owner, and (yes, the rumors are true) he spent one summer during his college years as a lumberjack. 

Previously he served as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Commanding General – Army National Guard at the US Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Deputy Director of the US Army Forces Command, G-33 – Operations and Readiness Directorate in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  He currently serves as the Senior Army Instructor for Clear Springs High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal with Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. 

Colonel Shuto loves to exercise. He also enjoys public speaking and learning - especially about people’s stories.  He has addressed many organizations from Christian Academies, Elementary Schools, Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (DARE) program, Basic Combat Training – Boot Camp, and the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course and the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course.

He was a Board Member for the Field Artillery Association Executive Committee and Senior Mentor for the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course

He is married to Kirsti Shuto and together they have two amazing children.

Class: Leadership Education and Training 2 and 3
(JROTC 2nd and 3rd Year)



Army Instructor
First Sergeant (Retired) James Krause
James Krause

1SG (Retired) James P. Krause grew up in Livonia, Michigan and graduated from Franklin High School in 1992.

He joined the U.S. Army on 8 July 1992 and attended One Station Unit Training at Ft. McClellan, AL. He spent 26 years in the US Army as an Infantrymen. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Missouri. He is a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, the US Army Ranger School, Pathfinder School, Jumpmaster School, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course, the US Army Drill Sergeant School, Basic Combatives Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Master Resiliency Training Course, and the Combat Life Saver Course.

1SG Krause has served in a variety of positions throughout his career. These positions include Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Infantry Reconnaissance Team Leader, Drill Sergeant, Operations Sergeant for the Southern European Task Force, Platoon Sergeant, Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant, Brigade Operations Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Senior Military Science Instructor.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal with Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncomissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award), Kosovo Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star), NATO Medal (2nd Award), Multinational Force And Observers Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.

1SG Krause Previously served as the Army Instructor for the JROTC program at Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico.

Class: Leadership Education and Training 1 and 4
(JROTC 1st and 4th Year)