A couple of years ago during the discussions surrounding Section 10 of the HR 3753/S 1691 legislation (the Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act of 2005), I found out that participation in the Junior ROTC program increased the likelihood that any recruit would complete the first term of enlistment. For the sakes of the homeschooled graduates who want to enlist in the Army, I’m pleased to see that a JROTC program that accepts homeschooled teens has begun in Georgia.
Home schoolers’ JROTC unit an Army first, 29 November 2007, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia
Beckett and her older sister, Christina, couldn’t be happier to be part of the nearly 50-cadet-strong unit affiliated with King’s Academy, a private Christian school in Woodstock that offers home schooled students two days of on-campus classes.
Their National Defense Cadet Corps JROTC unit received its commission from the U.S. Department of Defense earlier this year and started classes in August, according to Tony Proulx, a JROTC program manager based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah. Proulx confirmed the academy’s home schooled unit as an Army first.
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