Wellpinit High School U.S. Army JROTC, The Redskins Battalion

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  • Why Join the Wellpinit Army JROTC Program:

    • To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.

    • To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

    • To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.

    • To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.

    • To develop mental management abilities.

    • To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services.

    • To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.


  • Wellpinit High School JROTC History:
    The idea of a ROTC program in Wellpinit began in 1995. It was brought to the people’s attention by Mr. Reid. After calls to senators and other various people, Wellpinit was put on the waiting list with hundreds of other schools. It took almost ten years for the program to complete and begin due to the long process of recommendations, working with senators, etc. The people at Wellpinit who worked towards making the program happen worked with senators such as Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

    The ROTC program started at Wellpinit High School in the 2003-2004 school year with 1SG Chad certain being the first instructor. He worked here for two years and in his second year (04-05 school year), SFC Wulcynski joined him. SGM Larry Anderson joined the team in School Years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 after 1SG Chad Left.  Major Cusick replaced SGM Anderson, and has worked with Sergeant First Class Wulcynski since School Year 2007-2008.  

    The JROTC Program has experienced much in its short term at Wellpinit.  The cadets have provided Color Guard for parades and major sporting events in and around the Spokane area.  They have visited community organizations, military organizations, and met with leaders from all different commercial, volunteer, and political organizations.  The Program succeeds in building confident and competent future adults.