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Military Officers Association, Southwest Florida supports JROTC programs located in Collier and Lee County.  High schools we support are:

  • Collier

    • Barron Collier

    • Golden Gate

    • Gulf Coast

    • Immokalee

    • Lely

    • Naples

    • Palmetto Ridge

  • Lee

    • Bonita Springs


P.O. Box 1212

Naples, FL  34106-1213

Mail your donation to:

Palmetto Ridge JROTC 
Palmetto Ridge JROTC were extremely busy over the Memorial Day weekend.  The Cadets participated in:
Saturday, May 29, 2021:  Flag Emplacement on the graves who are buried at Naples Memorial Gardens
Monday, May 31, 2021:  Del Webb Naples Veterans Association Memorial Day Ceremony at Del Webb in Ave Maria
Monday, May 31, 2021:  Veterans Association presented Palmetto Ridge High School with a $1,000 check for the JROTC Program
Monday, May 31, 2021:  Del Webb Veterans Association presented Senior Cadet Kevin Maldanado with a $500 Scholarship check.  Kevin has joined the Marine Corps.
Monday, May 31, 2021:  Del Webb Veterans Association presented Senior Cadet Leslie Rodriguez with a $500 scholarship check.  Leslie will be attending FGCU in the Fall.
Monday, May 31, 2021:  JROTC support at Tuscany Villas Assisted Living Facility Memorial Day Ceremony, East Trail, Naples
Monday, May 31, 2021:  JROTC support at The Villa, at Terracina Grande, Memory Care Facility, Davis Road, Naples, FL
JROTC Bear Battalion was all over the County this past Memorial Day weekend, as they spread good will and respect for America throughout the year.  
  • I belong to a "family".

  • Sibling was in JROTC

  • Parent or parents were in the JROTC

  • Organized discipline 

  • Sounded fun

  • Friends are in JROTC

  • Wishes to join the military (even though it is not the mission of the JROTC)

  • No other elective available

Why do Students Belong?

  • Does not wish to partake in Physical Education (PE)-- two years of JROTC fulfill the PE requirement

  • Cadets enjoy being part of the Program because they did not 'fit' in with other school organizations

  • Enjoy the opportunity to be on special teams and compete

  • Enjoy being part of an Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) JROTC programs

JROTC Highlights

  • Color Guard Presentations on and off campus

  • Tutoring elementary/middle school students

  • Collier County Honor Flight

  • Assisted Living & Nursing home support-VA Hospital visits

  • Veterans events-County wide

  • Presidential Physical Fitness competitions (Cadet Challenge)

  • Rifle Marksmanship

  • Gold Star Mothers Support

  • "Spirit of '45'"

  • MOASWF Military Ball

  • County & State Competitions:

    • Raider Challenge Team

    • Drill Team/Color Guard

    • Robotics & Cyber Defense

  • Salvation Army Annual Canned Food Drive

  • St. Matthews House kitchen support

  • TheThree Phase Service Learning Projects

  • JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl - JLAB (national competition hosted by College Options)

  • Staff Rides

  • The Library of Congress "Veteran's History Archive Project"

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) JROTC Summer Camp

  • Champions of Learning Support (Golden Apple)

  • Collier & Lee Youth Leadership

  • Junior Program Accreditation (JPA) Cadet Command Inspection

  • Annual Pearl Harbor Day recognition

  • Fundraising (car washes & Football parking detail

  • Martin Luther King Parade (entire cadet battalion - 150 cadets)

Motivate High School Students to Become Better Citizens

Support JROTC Cadets!

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