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

Each year, approximately 50 students attend the annual JROTC Salt River Tubing Trip. Students travel to Phoenix and enjoy a day of tubing down the Salt River. 


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.

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 rifle team 2
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.


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.

Cadet Battalion Staff

S-1 Kasey Downing
S-2 Tristan Konigsfeld
S-3 Zoie McClain
Sydney Forgach
S-5 Kaitlyn Rendon
S-6 Israel Martinez


Contact Us

CPT (Ret) 
Bobby Edwards

1SG (Ret)
Tracy Schwartzkopf

Chain of Command

We'd like you to meet our Chain of Command.

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