Parent Booster Club
We appreciate your support. Meetings are held Once a month.
Must be approved by Lake County Schools. We prefer Level 2 but most of our trips Level 1 will be OK. To become a volunteer visit this site:
We need parents to help transport equipment to events.
Parents are involved in preparing and serving food.
Our goal: That no cadet has to pay for any event except for purchasing of snacks. We can not operate the program without funds from fundraisers. The cost of an event can be expensive. The cost of a bus, entry fees, and food can be more than $750 for a Raiders meet and $1500 for a drill meet. Bus costs are expensive. Therefore, parents' transportation is greatly desired and appreciated.
Cadets must have a 2.0 GPA or higher to participate on teams. Cadets participating on teams must meet a higher grooming standards than for the class (Hair, nails, piercings, etc.)
Welcome to UHS Army JROTC
Mailing Address: 320 N. Trowell Ave., Umatilla, Florida 32784
Physical Location: Old PreK Building at 60 Smith Street between Hwy 19 and Trowell Ave.
Phone Numbers: LTC Nevarez Cell: (772) 475-6885 Work: (352) 669-3599
Email: LTC Nevarez - firstname.lastname@example.org
About UHS Army JROTC
Our program was established in 2011 through the efforts of businessman Mr. Carl Ludeke, Principal Mike Elchenko, and Assistant Principal Ryan Strem.
Initially cadets wore the Army green Class A uniform. We created a Bulldog patch for wear on the sleeve. Now cadets wear the Army Service Uniform (Dark Blue coat and light blue trousers/slacks). The Army no longer allows us to place patches on our uniforms.
Cadets also wear our unit crest. This was also created for our unit. The crest is in the school colors of Black and Orange. The compass symbolizes direction and is used here to indicate our program’s mission: To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens; in other words to point them in the right direction. The words Unity, Honor, and Service reflect our sense of family, doing the right thing, and to serve others. The initials spell: UHS.
UHS Cadet Information
Monday - Academics
Tuesday - Academics
Wednesday - Uniform Wear, ACT/SAT, Drill
Thursday - Service Learning/Uniform Makeup/Academic Makeup
Friday - Physical Training (Unit T-shirt)
Battalion Command and Staff:
Battalion Commander - Cadet LTC Price
Battalion Executive Officer - Cadet MAJ Rodriguez, O.
Battalion Command Sergeant Major - Cadet CSM Hartwright
CSM Asst. - Cadet SGM Gainor
S1 - Cadet CPT Lannin
S1 Asst. -
S2 - Cadet CPT Mines
S2 Asst. -
S3 - Cadet CPT Taylor
S3 Asst - Cadet SFC Klair
S4 - Cadet CPT Adams
S4 Asst -
S5 - Cadet CPT Frosch
S5 Asst -
S6 - Cadet CPT Smith, P.
S6 Asst -
Commander - CPT Adams
Commander - CPT Frosch
Our first two instructors were LTC Chuck Minyard and 1SG Ronnie McCullough. 1SG McCullough retired in 2019 and was replaced by SFC Jose Negron. LTC Minyard retired in 2020 and was replaced by LTC Al Nevarez.
Here’s what the patch looked like:
Our unit crest:
Cadet Handbook :
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