Inaugural JROTC Day

APS JROTC “Body and Brain” Competition
Posted on 04/29/2022

Akron Public Schools to hold intracity 

Body and Brain” Competition during inaugural JROTC Day

Program to receive Proclamation from the City of Akron Mayor’s Office

Akron Public Schools (APS) is having its Inaugural Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Day at Ellet Community Learning Center, Saturday, April 30, 2022

The day’s activities will include the JROTC Honor Guard, a Pass-in-Review ceremony to recognize the city’s leadership, a proclamation ceremony from the Mayor’s Office declaring the date officially JROTC Day, and a “Body & Brain” Competition among JROTC cadets.

Akron is the only city in Ohio to host all four major military JROTC programs comprising the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. JROTC was originally created as part of the 1916 National Defense Act and currently has more than 3,000 units across the nation and overseas. The purpose of the program is to develop better citizens, cultivate leadership potential, and help students learn to live and work cooperatively with others.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m


309 Woolf Ave.

WHO: JROTC Air Force, Buchtel CLC

LtCol Laurie Arellano, MSgt Albert Desarro Jr. 

JROTC Marines, East CLC

Maj Tim Patrick, MSgt John MacLean

JROTC Navy, Ellet CLC

Col Lionel Urquhart, PO1 Joseph Grieco

JROTC Army, Kenmore-Garfield High School

Maj John Jacob, SFC Eric Rouse

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