Fishburne’s Military Program
Junior Army Reserve Officers Training Corps


The JROTC program at Fishburne is administered by retired Army personnel assigned to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at Fishburne Military School.

“To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens” is the mission statement of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. FMS JROTC teaches the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. Fishburne Military School focuses on the development of better citizens by building skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, cultural awareness, wellness, and fitness in a structured interactive environment

The JROTC Department at Fishburne Military School is dedicated to promoting the broad, lifelong skills that every cadet needs for success in future life and career endeavors.

FMS utilizes military structure as a vehicle to teach leadership and responsibility where students will experience a more structured and disciplined environment than in their other classes. This  includes classroom instruction and laboratory instruction in the history, customs, traditions and purpose of Army JROTC.  Cadets are provided with opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills; try out for the Drill team, Raider team, and Color Guard; participate in physical training; participate in field trips; present the Nation’s Colors at sporting events and official functions; participate in parades; and to improve both physically and academically.

FMS JROTC Core Values are taught through classroom and field activities which are specifically designed to help young men

  1. Build their capacity for lifelong learning
  2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
  3. Take responsibility for their actions and choices
  4. Do their share as a good citizen in your school, community, country, and the world
  5. Treat themselves and others with respect
  6. Apply critical thinking techniques

Annual events conducted by the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets include:  First Formation, Blessing of the Colors, Parents Military Weekend Review and Demonstrations, Veterans Day ceremony (video below) and parade, Christmas Parades, Wreaths Across America, Winter Parents Military Weekend Review and Demonstrations, Old Town Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade, Formal Inspections, Alumni Weekend Review and Demonstrations, Graduation Parades and Military Ball.