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Lieutenant Colonel Ron Michael
Hello! My name is Lieutenant Colonel Ron Michael. I am the Senior Army Instructor/Department Lead for the Junior ROTC program. I served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and 25 years in the Army. I truly believe in the JROTC program and the curriculum designed to teach the young adults of tomorrow.
We in the Brandon High School JROTC "Bulldog Battalion" are committed to running a program of excellence by instilling pride in hard work, a can-do attitude and the satisfaction of being part of a team in all of our Cadets. Our program has enjoyed a long lasting title as an Honor Unit with Distinction. One of the myths often associated with JROTC is that we are a source for recruiting to the military. This is completely a myth in that our mission statement is to "Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens." Our program uses national educational accreditation standards and combines challenging outdoor activities with indoor technological resources forcing students to abandon their comfort zones and gain new confidence in their abilities.