The JROTC Raider team is a team that focuses on physical challenges and teamwork. Cadets who participate train to compete in competitions with teams from other JROTC programs in tests of physical strength and agility.
The JROTC Marksmanship Team competes in meets with other JROTC programs across the Denver metro area.
The JROTC Color Guard cadets who practice to preform at school events such as pep rallies. At these events these cadets present the flag of the United States and the Colorado state flag.
Drill team consists of demonstrating rifle control with precision. Cadets compete in solos, duos, quads, a 10 man drill and an inspection.
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Major John R. Myers was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in the United Kingdom. After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a CH-47D/F/G Flight Engineer Instructor for 15 years and achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. He commissioned in 2012 and served as a UH/HH-60A/L/M Blackhawk Pilot for 10 years. In 2022, he transitioned to Functional Area 40, Army Space Operations. MAJ Myers has been served for over 26 years encompassing 17 duty assignments and nine deployments. He's completed multiple degrees in Aerospace Science, Space Operations, and Engineering, and is a commercial-rated aviator. MAJ Myers enjoys spending time with his family, flying, fishing, hiking, camping, and traveling. This is his first year as a JROTC instructor.
Born and raised in Summit, South Dakota, Master Sergeant Jacquelyn Peterson enlisted in the military after high school. Serving in the US Army from July 1981 to July 2003, she trained at Fort McClelland, Alabama and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She's been stationed at various locations including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Monmouth, and bases in Germany. With degrees in Liberal Arts, Management, and Organizational Business Management, she's been a JROTC Army Instructor at George Washington High School since August 2003. Peterson, a devoted mother, enjoys family time, travel, and hiking.
Sergeant First Class Joseph Ramos, hailing from Denver, Colorado, graduated from Gateway High School before enlisting in the US Marine Corps (1984-1988). After Army Reserves service (1988-1992), he joined the Active Army (1992-2008), with deployments to locations like Hawaii, Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. Ramos retired after 24 years and transitioned to a Federal Investigator role (2008-2010). Joining JROTC in 2010, he taught in Alaska briefly before instructing at George Washington High School, now marking his 11th year here.
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