JROTC Program Awarded Honor Unit with Distinction for 2020-21 School Year!

Congratulations to our TUHSD JROTC program that has been awarded the Honor Unit with Distinction for the 2020-2021 school year! An Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) is one that has demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas of program operation. In order to be awarded this rating, the JROTC program must score between 90-100% on the annual Unit Report, and 95-100% on the JROTC Program of Accreditation.

The Tempe Union  High School District Army JROTC earned this honor during the JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA) as evaluated by an inspection team led by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, 5th Brigade Chief of JROTC, Mr. Merl Fuchs, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The JROTC Cadets were evaluated in the following areas:

  • Battalion Staff Continuous Improvement Brief
  • Service Learning Briefing
  • Cadet Portfolios and Interviews
  • Unit Report
  • All-Battalion In-ranks Inspection
  • Color Guard and Cadre Portfolios

The TUHSD Army JROTC program received a 98% score on the overall JPA evaluation. A score of at least 95% is required to earn HUD. Programs can either earn a rating of HUD, Proficient, or Unsatisfactory. The unprecedented virtual environment we faced this year made the preparation and execution of the inspection extremely challenging for our Cadets, but they did a fantastic job led by our leadership team consisting of C/LTC Jasper Schineller, C/CSM Julian Acosta, and C/MAJ Hayden Porter.

Our JROTC Program is headed by Senior Army Instructor, Robert Fore and includes students from Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza, McClintock High School, Mountain Pointe, and Tempe High. These students have worked very hard every day collecting data, creating slides, charts, and presenting their Continuous Improvement Plan briefing and Service Learning Projects. A Continuous Improvement Plan assists instructional leaders, through creating curriculum content and co-curricular activities that help the unit stay on top of trends and remain ever adapting! 

Congratulations to our TUHSD JROTC program for all their hard work!