Since it was established in August of 1993, the Jaguar Battalion has set the standard for local JROTC units and become a premier unit in South Florida. We have been an “Honor Unit with Distinction” all 27 years of our program, the highest classification a JROTC unit can hold. We participate in competitions all over the state of Florida, ranging from local competitions to national competitions. Our cadets are friendly, dedicated, hard working and provide a great place to become a better student, a better person and to have fun.
JROTC is not about dressing up or marching in line. It’s about being part of something bigger than yourself. Learning to become a better person in the world by becoming a good leader, helping others, serving the community, working hard, and achieving your goals, no matter what they may be.
The Honor Unit with Distinction is the highest honor an Army JROTC Battalion can earn. Every 3 years, United States Army inspectors visit Port St. Lucie High School and review our Battalion’s files, records, inventories, training management and every other aspect of the Unit. In addition, they review each Company and the Battalion Staff, who also give a full Cadet Briefing. A score of 96% or above is required in order to achieve the Honor Unit With Distinction.
The Jaguar Battalion has never lost the Honor Unit with Distinction status since the battalion was created in 1993 and remains one of the premier JROTC units in the country.
An Honor Unit With Distinction is signified by the Gold Star, worn just above the right pocket. Cadets enrolled in a JROTC unit designated as an Honor Unit With Distinction are eligible to apply for a nomination to any of the military service academies. Applications are made through the Senior Army Instructor to the Director of Admissions at the service academy where a nomination is sought.Pages: