Coast Guard JROTC was first established by special legislation in 1989, authorizing a single unit at the MAST Academy in Miami, FL. A second unit followed in 2010 at Camden County High School in Camden, NC, established under a similar law. In 2020, Coast Guard JROTC entered a new program era, receiving authorization to establish units at secondary institutions across the nation per Title 10 U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The first two new units under this expanding legislation will be at Lucy Beckham High School in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Pinellas Park High School in Largo, FL, in the fall of 2021. To learn more about the instructor openings for these units in 2021, click here.
The flagship purpose of JROTC as established by law is “to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” In light of this, CG JROTC is a citizenship program whose mission is to "train cadets on the COAST".
Coast Guard JROTC instills in cadets a deep appreciation for the Coast Guard and our nation, as captured in our program tagline, "Developing Service-Minded Citizens". Whether gradates go on to serve in the Coast Guard, another military branch, or pursue any other life path, they will develop attitudes, knowledge, and skills to help them be more prepared for tomorrow's challenges.
View our program brochure here .