The Army JROTC has been an integral part of La Salle Institute since 1891, when the Cadet Battalion was first formed with 128 students. Today, the program is known as the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program. The program continues to play a vital role in the high school educational process. It is designed to complement the efforts of the entire staff and faculty in motivating young people to become better students, citizens and members of society. The program is structured to support the La Salle mission of inspiring young men and women to become moral, responsible, and productive members of their communities with a commitment to “Truth, Honor and Duty.”
The Leadership program does not propose to make soldiers of La Salle students, although some students will proudly take that path upon graduation. Instead, we are committed to building individual self-discipline, personal responsibility, pride in self and team, and respect for authority, especially when exercised by equals.