To Motivate young people to be better citizens
JROTC Cadet Creed:
I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet, I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and corps of cadets..
I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
Military training in Dallas High Schools began in 1915. Judge J. M. McCormick, President of the Board of Education who was a graduate of Texas A & M and a Mr. C. J. Kennerly a former West Point Cadet introduced the program as the Dallas Cadet Corps. Cadets wore the insignia "DCC" on the collars of gray uniforms. During the first year 125 cadets were trained at Bryan High School (later changed to N. R. Crozier Technical High School) and 80 at Oak Cliff High School (now W. H. Adamson high school). In 1916, Forest Avenue High School (now James Madison High School) was opened and the third DCC unit was formed.
David W. Carter High School was converted to a Junior ROTC unit commencing school year 1968-69. The district lost a ROTC unit when Booker T. Washington High School was changed to elementary school commencing school year 1969-70. The ROTC unit as Hillcrest High School was transferred due to the small enrollment, to the new Skyline high School effective school year 1970-71. The district lost three ROTC units commencing school year 1971-71 when N.R. Crozier Technical High School was closed; James Madison was changed to Junior High School and J.N. Ervin was changed to an elementary school. At the beginning of school year 1971-72 a total of 16 JROTC units exists in the DISD.