We would like to welcome you to the East Jackson J.R.O.T.C. Eagle Battalion. While in this class, you will be taught not only by our Senior Army Instructor (SAI), Lieutenant Colonel Eric Hughes, and our Army Instructor (AI), First Sergeant Earl Mabry, and your fellow upper cadets. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED AND REQUIRED TO WEAR THE OFFICIAL J.R.O.T.C UNIFORM EVERY WEDNESDAY. This includes having proper haircuts (haircuts within Army regulation) failure to maintain proper hair, or uniform wear will result in failing this program, because this constitutes 40% of the overall grade. The first day you enter the classroom, you are expected to behave as a mature, high school student, and show respect to your peers and teachers. Our J.R.O.T.C program is here to help you learn how to be a good leader, as well as a good listener. You will have hands on experience leading students. It will be your responsibility to lead the class in discussions, activities and service learning projects.