Integrity. Responsibility. Respect. 

The Caballero Jr. Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. Our course provides instruction in citizenship, leadership, and a number of courses designed to help cadets succeed not only through high school but throughout their lives. Each of our students understands the importance of a high school graduation and the educational and vocational opportunities of military service.


Our objective is to motivate young people to be better citizens. We aim to develop an appreciation of the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship. These values and principles include:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Respect for constituted authority

We believe that enhancing a cadet’s leadership potential will lead to his ability to live and work cooperatively with others. We strive to expand each student’s ability to think logically and to communicate both orally and in writing. We want each individual to appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health as he gains knowledge of the effects and dangers of substance abuse and the ways to resist peer pressure and develops ways to help others.

Our cadets develop mental management abilities, which include goal setting, positive self-talk, and visualization. They gain a familiarity with the history, purpose, and structure of the military services with an emphasis on the accomplishments of the U.S. Armed Forces. And they learn how to develop effective team building skills.


Salt River Tubing Trip

Approximately 50 students attended the annual JROTC Salt River Tubing Trip. Students traveled to Phoenix and enjoyed a day of tubing down the Salt River. We want to give a special thank you to SGM Seamans for coordinating this year’s trip!


Color guard
Color Guard

The Color Guard team, with its precise and heavily scrutinized routine, performs at a wide variety of events and competitions throughout Tucson and the state of Arizona. Presentations include the annual Tour De Tucson, celebrations, funerals, and football games. The team also usually competes with the drill teams at statewide and region wide competitions.

Drill Team
Drill Team

The Drill Team practices complicated rifle spinning maneuvers 1-3 hours, four days a week. They also work extensively on perfecting armed and unarmed regulation and marching.

The team performs at several statewide competitions throughout the year, including a region-wide competition in Pomona, California. They compete in many different types of graded competitions. Some of the more common competitions they perform are 10-person drill (regulation, inspection, and armed exhibition), a four-person team (exhibition), and a solo or duet team. The team also performs at public events, such as Richardson Elementary's 25th anniversary picnic and the annual Veteran's Day Parade.

Rifle Team Collage
Rifle Team

The rifle team is by far the most competitive special team in the Caballero Battalion. Our nationally ranked team has won dozens of state-wide, regional, and national titles. In competition, each shooter fires a .177 caliber air rifle in the standing, prone, and kneeling position. In a match, the shooter fires 10 shots at a paper target in each position. Each match is worth 300 points, 0-10 points for each shot, depending on accuracy.

JROTC Rifle Team Updates

JROTC Rifle Team Places 1st!

Congratulations to the JROTC Rifle Team! On September 14, 2013, they competed against 10 Arizona schools that included last year’s state champions, runners up, and the US National Champions. Flowing Wells beat them all! Adam McClintock took home overall 2nd place honors and first place in Kneeling. Gabby Perez captured 2nd place in Standing. Other team members were Wyatt Martin, Jake Howe, and Tyler Hancock. Way to go, Cabs!

Tyler Rico Wins Gold

2012 NJOSC Men's 10m Air Rifle Gold Medalist and future Air Force Academy cadet Tyler Rico talks with USA Shooting about the final, his plans for the future, and more. Take a moment to check out this latest video.

National Champions!

The FW JROTC Rifle Team placed 1st at the JROTC National Championships in Anniston, Alabama on March 24 and 25. We encourage you to read more about their win in Crosman Magazine and the Arizona Daily Star.

National Champions!

JROTC Rifle Team Competes in Alabama

The second week of February found the Rifle Team competing in Anniston, Alabama. Team members Tyler Rico, Alex Provine, Paul Hurd, and Wayne Smith brought home second place out of 1,700 teams! Tyler also placed second overall, and Alex placed sixth overall. Shoot straight Rifle Team!

JROTC Rifle Team Wins Regionals

JROTC Rifle TeamThe Flowing Wells JROTC Rifle Team swept away the competition on December 3 at the Southern Arizona Rifle Regionals. The team scored 2198 out of 2400, setting a new state record. Team members were paced by a score of 574, a new national record by Alex Provine. Other team members are: Tyler Rico, Wayne Smith, Paul Hurd and Wyatt Martin.
The team is seeded 1st for state competition which is scheduled for January 28, 2012. Congratulations, team!


On December 4, the team won the Regional Championships for the second year in a row (see details next to picture below).
On December 8, Tyler Rico received word that he qualified as a member of the US team in Air Rifle. He will be shooting two international matches (China and Australia) with them in World Cup Matches this year.

On January 9, two team members (Alex Provine and Tyler Rico) received invitations to shoot at the US Junior Olympic Championships in a second discipline (smallbore/22 caliber) at the Olympic Training Center in March. Alex won the state match and Tyler came in one point behind. 

On January 22, the team will be defending their State Championship in Phoenix. The varsity team consists of four juniors!
On February 22, the team will be traveling to Anniston, Alabama, for the JROTC National Championships. 

Keep up the good work team and Major DeWitt!


The JROTC Rifle Team won its second consecutive Regional Championship by an impressive 82 points. The team members were Tyler Rico, Alex Provine, Wayne Smith, and Paul Hurd. The team will attempt to defend its State Championship on Saturday, January 22 in Phoenix. Way to go, JROTC!


This competitive team is one of variety. Some of the different events our Raiders compete in include a land navigation course, rappelling, rope bridge races, and leadership reaction courses, to name a few. One event even had our Raiders teams compete in such events as the sit-ups, pull-ups, 800-yard relay, and push-ups, among other events.

The Flowing Wells Raiders Team went to Maryvale High School for the state competition and placed 2nd overall. In the individual events, they placed 1st in pull-ups and the 900 meter relay race, 2nd in the 2 mile run, and 3rd in push-ups. The team consisted of Austin Romero (Team Captain), Zach Robbins, Cody McDowell, Houston Clark, Kolby Campbell, Dylan Liefer, Trevor Nesbitt, Billie Martin, Elda Suarez, Kate Taylor, Hali Kischer, Michael Celaya, and James Navarro. Good job, Raiders and Chief James!

Cadet Battalion Staff
S-1 Daniel Lopez
S-1 Delaney Dibble
S-3 Enrique Altamirano
S-4 Sapphire Rhoads
Lopez Dibble Altamirano  Rhoads
S-1 S-2 S-3 S-6



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CPT (Ret) 
Bobby Edwards

SFC (Ret) 
Thomas Dimmick

1SG (Ret)
Tracy Schwartzkopf

Chain of Command

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JROTC Handbook

This Handbook is provided for the information and compliance by all Cadets of the Flowing Wells High School JROTC Caballero Battalion.

Ranks and Awards

Did you ever wonder what the ribbons and pins on a JROTC uniform mean? Download the tutorial by clicking on the link below for a review of all the meanings:

JROTC Cadet Creed