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Contact James Polve  James Polve (505) 843-6400 ex: 20316 ROTC Faculty
Cadet Creed
  • I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
  • I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
  • I am loyal and patriotic.
  • I am the future of the United States of America.
  • I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
  • I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
  • I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
  • I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
  • May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

Dog House

Our Mission

To motivate young people to be better citizens.

Our Vision

JROTC will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.

Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AJROTC) is a high school class that teaches leadership through values, discipline, and teamwork—in short, the principles of good citizenship.

Students who enroll in JROTC are not joining the military, nor are they expected to join after graduation. 

Our Teams

Precision Drill Teams

Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams here at Albuquerque High have a long tradition of Excellence. Our teams perform in at least four state, regional, and nation-wide competitions a year, as well as performing at assemblies and special events like Heroes at the VA Hospital.  If you are looking for a team to be a part of, this could be it.

Two Words: Hard Work.

Color Guard and Saber Detail

The Armed and Unarmed Color Guard are precision marching teams that use replica rifles and flags in performance at local events (such as football and basketball games, graduation, national holidays, veterans and community ceremonies, etc.) and in highly competitive competitions. The four cadets who comprise a single Guard team present the colors as they march to a highly polished, preset routine. A different combination of four cadets earns the honor to perform at each event. Any cadet interested in performing impressive routines in front of attentive crowds should join the Color Guard.

Bulldog Rifle Team

As a member of the Bulldog Rifle Team, you will learn how to shoot the Sporter Air Rifle. As your skills improve, you may move up to the Precision Air Rifle. The Team participates in competitions around New Mexico with the Army and All Services Championships.

Cyber Patriot Team

The Albuquerque High School Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Cyber Patriot Team is a program dedicated to Cyber Security. It teaches cadets how to secure computers and computer networks from cyber attacks.  Our cadets compete in local, regional, and national competitions. 

Raider Platoon

You must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be part of the Raider Platoon.

To earn your Beret & Jump Boots, you must complete the following events in a five day period:

Males
  • 30 Push-ups in one min 
  • 50 Sit-ups in one min 
  • 7 Over-hand pull-ups 
  • One mile run under 6:45 
  • One lap around the track with 30lbs Ruck under 1:45 and with Drill Rifle under in 1:25
Females
  • 15 Push-ups in one min
  • 50 Sit-ups in one min
  • 7 Pull-ups or flex arm hang for 60 sec
  • One mile run under 7:45
  • One lap around the track with 30lbs Ruck under 2:10 and with Drill Rifle only in under 1:45

To earn the “Fully Qualified” Raider title, the cadet must also complete/pass the Army APFT, 12 Mile Foot March, and write a 1000 word essay on a Special Ops Unit of their choice.  

Complete these events to earn the Tab, Recondo Badge, and Black Cord.

Raider certification will be conducted by 1SG Montoya or LTC Gomez or the Raider Commander.