Flandreau Indian School

JROTC

 JROTC is a Leadership and Character Development program. 

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Leadership & Character Development

The Program of Instruction is taught using the latest instructional technologies and focuses on student centered learning in a structured  environment. Through participation in the learning process cadets are able to get a deeper understanding of the subjects and how they may apply what they have learned.   

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New Knowledge

Introduces cadets to American symbols, customs, and traditions and the history and purpose of Army JROTC. An introduction to the Department of Defense and other services presents the differences and similarities of each service and their unique roles in the defense of the nation. Introduces cadets to the Department of Defense and the military services.  

Future Success

Cadets will learn about the different missions of the Army, Navy, Air  Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine through research and guest speakers discussing their service. Cadets will investigate the joint operations issues and interrelationships of the services in a conflict or peacetime environment. Introduces cadets to basic leadership concepts (principles, styles, values, the BE, KNOW, and DO attributes, planning process, decision-making/problem-solving process, and supervision). Cadets will have the opportunity to demonstrate - and be assessed/evaluated on - their leadership potential through the application of those concepts in command or staff positions. This Unit also takes a look at understanding human needs as well as race relations and equal opportunity. It also introduces cadets to mentoring and prepares them to participate in a mentoring relationship. Introduces cadets to leadership, its definition, the importance of knowing and applying basic leadership skills (principles, styles, values, the BE,  KNOW, and DO attributes). 


Cadets will have the opportunity to demonstrate and be assessed/evaluated on - their leadership potential through the application of those concepts in command or staff positions. This also takes a look at understanding  human needs as well as race relations and equal opportunity. Continues to build cadets' leadership development by concentrating on  basic individual leadership responsibilities/techniques and introducing the responsibilities of team leaders. Cadets will have the opportunity to identify the impact of their actions on themselves as well as on other team members in the areas of individual responsibility,  self-reliance, follower-ship, and teamwork. Introduces cadets to the basic principles of management - including time management, how leaders use these principles to effectively manage resources and the basic differences between leadership and management techniques.


Introduces cadets to the elements of a leadership situation, the factors that can influence each element, how leaders can create a positive leadership situation and the results or benefits of a favorable leadership situation.  Focuses on negotiating, decision making, problem solving,  planning, team development, project management, and mentoring.


Gives cadets the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency as a drill participant and/or drill leader during drill (with or without arms), inspections, and/or ceremonies and to demonstrate leadership potential in an assigned command or staff position within the cadet  battalion. Gives cadet leaders (officers) the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the manual of arms for the saber. Gives the cadets practical time exercising theories and practices learned in other  leadership lessons.


Introduces cadets to the essential skills they will need to maximize learning potential and future success. Cadets will assess their current skill set and work to develop their maximum  potential. Cadets will apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication, teaching, and planning skills. Social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities provide further cadet development.

Instructors

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1st Sgt. Amos Tidmore

1SG Amon L. Tidmore joined the US Army on 26 January 1969. He completed Basic, Advanced Individual Training, and Advanced infantry training for Vietnam where he completed a one year tour. He completed his High School Education in Vietnam while on R & R, (Rest and Recuperation). After Vietnam he became an Armored Crewman and commanded the M60 series Tank and the new M 1 Tank. He retired from the Army in 1989 with 21 years of active duty service. The same day he left the US Army he  started working for St. John’s Military School as a Military Advisor and a JROTC Instructor and later became the Senior Enlisted Instructor for St. John’s. He left St. John’s Military School after 20 years to come  to Flandreau Indian School to be the Senior Army Instructor (JROTC). He has often been asked why he came to this school and he said that God  says that “where much is given much is required” and that he had been  given very much. He is a graduate of Manhattan Christian College with a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Ethics. He is an Ordained Minister and is the youth Pastor in the local community of  Trent. He is 64 years old and likes to work with young people and travel. He is also the coach for the Drill Team and Color Guard. 

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MSG Chris Van Briesen

MSG Van Briesen was born and raised on a farm in the Brookings area. He  graduated from Brookings High School in 1982. Prior to graduation he  enlisted in the South Dakota Army National Guard in February 1984, and  retired from Active Service in 2004.  His highest awards include the Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal and  Army Achievement Medal. He is married and lives in Sioux Falls and has two grown children. His daughter is following in her dad's footsteps and joined the Army National Guard. She is currently at Fort Sam Houston, TX finished her Army Medic Training. 

Course Scope

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Our mission is to motivate young people to become better citizens. 

Cadet Creed

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 I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet. I will always conduct myself to bring  credit to my family, country, school... 

Photo Gallery

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Take a look at cadets past and present, learning, growing and becoming our citizens of tomorrow.