MCHS’s MCJROTC Detachment Named as “One of the Nation’s Best”

Muncie Central High School's Unarmed Drill Team. Photo provided.Muncie Central High School's Unarmed Drill Team. Photo provided.

By: Anna Pichardo—

Muncie Central High School has been recognized by the US Department of the Navy as a Naval Honor School due to the high level of performance of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program under the direction of Marine Instructor, Robert Harber and civilian instructor, Tim Cummings. This ranks the MCHS program as one of the best in the nation. MCS is excited to share this honor with the cadets and instructors who earned it.

Earning the designation of Naval Honor School brings MCHS a nice letter and plaque to display. More importantly, however, our students become eligible to compete for “Honor School” nominations to attend our military service academies. These nominations are not available to the general population and they provide our students with an opportunity that other students don’t have access to.

The MCJROTC program provides leadership and decision making training as well as familiarization with military subjects ranging from close order drill and physical fitness to military history. Students who complete the MCJROTC program who enlist in any branch of the military are allowed to do so at an advanced rank. The MCJROTC program had a 100% high school graduation rate for its participating seniors last spring and those seniors received more than 70 academic awards.

The MCJROTC program has provided more than 3600 hours of community service to Muncie and Delaware County as well as competing in nearly thirty extra-curricular activities including academic team, rifle team, and the physical fitness team.

he Muncie Community Schools (MCS) serve approximately 6000 students from Muncie and the surrounding area. MCS provides a range of diverse opportunities for children as well as adult basic education. For more information about MCS events, programs or services, please contact Ana Pichardo, Director of Communications at 765-747-5210 or Follow MCS on Twitter at @MuncieSchools and like us on Facebook at