The Corps of Cadets welcomes you to the Cougar Battalion web page. Established in 1968, the Cougar Battalion enjoys a storied tradition of professional excellence. This tradition is reflected in the gold star proudly worn upon the cadet uniform signifying the battalion’s designation as an Honor Unit with Distinction, an award reserved for only the highest performing Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs of the nearly 1700 programs worldwide. Located on Fort Sam Houston and comprised almost entirely of military dependent children, the sense and understanding of service, patriotism and honor is like no other JROTC program and is the reason why over one-third of the entire student body is enrolled. Cougar Battalion cadets are well-rounded students who actively participate in and lead every school activity, club, and athletic team on and off-campus. Their record scholastic achievement and leadership potential are widely known, earning battalion graduates 75 ROTC scholarships/appointments to our countries most prestigious institutions and service academies over the last ten years.
The JROTC program is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences a high school student can undertake. The JROTC is not simply an academic class; it’s a developmental program encompassing all aspects of citizenship, character, and leadership. The program focuses on building self-esteem, confidence, skills, and behaviors to become successful and productive students and citizens. Cadets are more than students; they are leaders who are preparing themselves for success in school and in life.
Cadets will learn to:
Exercise personal responsibility and accountability – Cadets will understand the importance of personal responsibility as a member of the team and as a U.S. Citizen. Cadets will explore values, ethical decision making that serves as the foundation of honorable leadership.
The Cougar Battalion
Committed to Excellence