December 12, 2014W H Adamson JROTC
W.H. ADAMSON HIGH SCHOOL, was initially known as OAK CLIFF CENTRAL SCHOOL, it was established in1888. Originally, all 12 grades were taught in a house located at 8th street and Lancaster.The first graduating class, in the fall of 1893, had just 3 students . In 1901, the school moved to 10th street and St. George (now Patton St).The school’s name was changed to Oak Cliff High School and Mr. William Hardin Adamson became principal. In 1904, Oak Cliff was annexed by the city of Dallas and Oak Cliff High School became part of the Dallas School System.
Following the construction of a larger building in 1915, Oak Cliff High School moved to our present location.The Dallas Cadet Corps was established that same year. The Dallas School System paid for the required equipment and the instructors salaries, the students bought their own uniforms.
As America sparred with Pancho Villa along it’s southern border, and eventually moved closer to entering world war I, the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916, also known as the “hay” act established the JROTC as a federally sponsored program.This provided the basis to transform the Dallas Cadet Corps into the 2nd regiment, DISD, an official JROTC unit.
Following the death of W.H. Adamson in 1936, Oak Cliff High School was renamed W. H. Adamson High School in his honor. In 1966, we were again reorganized and designated the 2nd battalion of the DISD JROTC Brigade.At the end of this school year we will have completed 96 years of service.
The JROTC PROGRAM INTENDS TO TEACH CADETS TO:
Appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
Develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
Be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and writing
Appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health
Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future and learn about college and employment opportunities
Develop mental management abilities
Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture, and understands history, purpose, and Structure of the military services.
Develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.
The Senior Army Instructor (SAI)
Sergeant Major A. Turner
ARMY INSTRUCTOR (AI)
Master Sergeant J. FORBISH
ARMY INSTRUCTOR (AI)
The Cadet Chain of Command
The C/ Battalion Commander
C/LTC Melissa Ramirez
The C/Battalion Executive Officer
C/MAJ Alan AYALA
C/CSM Angel De La Cerda
Administrative Officer (S-1
C/CPT Cecilia Mendez
C/CPT Itzayana Matehuala
The Training Officer (S-3)
C/MAJ Blanca Rodarte
The Logistics Officer (S-4)
C/CPT Andrea Gonzalez
The Public Information Officer (S-5)
C/CPT Arianna Trejo
Unit 1: Introduction to Citizenship
Unit 2: Leadership Theory
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science
Unit 6: Citizenship and American History
Service Learning/Community Service
LET 4 Mandatory Options
Academics 130 hours
Electives 50 hours
Grand Total 180 hours
Student MUST be in their class and seated at 9:00.
9:05 – 9:10 will be Tardy.
After 9:15 will be Truant.
1. Be seated quietly at your assigned desk
2. When Tardy Bell ring stand up and assume the position of attention.
3. Roll will be taken
4. When your name is called answer “Here Sergeant Major”
Test, homework, daily class assignments, quizzes 20%
Reports, written or oral 20%
Wearing the Uniform (Inspection is included) 40%
Class participation and/or attitude 20%
UNIFORMS will be worn when advised,
there are NO MAKE Ups W/O prior
Our Rifle Team is rated in the top 10% in the Nation and #1 in Dallas, Texas
Armed Drill Team
Unarmed Drill Team
MALE COLOR GUARD
FEMALE COLOR GUARD
Physical Fitness Teams
Field Trip at SMU