Welcome to the Army JROTC Green Wave Battalion at Ft Myers High School. The JROTC program provides a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering young leaders to be prepared for life after high school. Our program motivates students and helps them find their way during their tumultuous teenage years and assists them in becoming successful in a disciplined learning environment. The outcomes of the JROTC program are:

  • Act with integrity and personal accountability in and out of the classroom.
  • Engage in rewarding volunteering and mentoring opportunities that benefit the Cadet and the Ft. Myers community.
  • Graduate prepared to excel in any post-secondary option: college, trade school, military, or work force.

Battalion Staff Positions

Battalion Staff is the Student Leadership of the Green Wave Battalion

  • Battalion Commander (Mariajose Pulquero)
  • Command Sergeant Major (Jose Paz)
  • Executive Office (Shayne Higginson)
  • Adjutant (Gabriela Rodriguez)
  • S-1 Personnel Officer (Michael Castro)
  • S-2 Special Projects/Security Officer (Ryan Pfannestiel)
  • S-3 Operations Officer (Sara Hernandez)
  • S-4 Logistics Officer (Luana Barbosa)
  • S-5 Public Affairs Officer (Brenda Colunga)

Teams Description and Commanders

Color Guard (Commander Shayne Higginson)

The color guard is a four person team consisting of two cadets carrying the State and National flag and two cadets carrying rifles. The color guard team competes in district level competitions with the opportunity to move up to the state and national level provided they win. There are male, mixed, and female teams. Apart from the competitions, our color guard team performs for community and school events and at our home football games.

Drones (Commander Ryan Pfannestiel)

Drones are the newest special team in JROTC. Here you will learn how to maintain and fly a drone. You also have the ability to earn your commercial drone license, allowing you to work as a drone operator in the state of Florida. Lee county has a local competition circuit where cadets race through an obstacle course against each other. There is also a competition circuit called RADC which can provide us the opportunity to compete in Texas. In the RADC circuit, you focus on using the drone to manipulate other objects.

JLAB (Jose Paz)

The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a JROTC focused academic team. Like a normal academic team, they are asked questions. But instead of only being math or history, their questions can include JROTC topics like leadership characteristics and traits. If a JLAB team scores well enough, they can move on to the next level of competition, ultimately ending with the national competition held in Washington, D.C.

Raiders (Commander Jose Paz)

The Raider team is JROTC’s athletic team. A normal JROTC competition consists of a 5k run, 1 mile Cross Country Rescue, Obstacle Course, Tire Flip, and Rope Bridge. There are 12 members on a team with 10 competing in each event. Raiders also place a heavy emphasis on teamwork as all five events are team events.

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