The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion Honor Guard has the mission to present the national colors at school and community events throughout the year. Presentation events include, but are not limited to, home athletic contests, local parades and community social functions. Team members normally practice one day a week after school, with additional practices as necessary. The Honor Guard is trained and led by a cadet selected by the JROTC Cadre.
Team members are expected to display the utmost respect for themselves and the Colors at all times, display superior military bearing, as well as maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no adverse disciplinary record. Team members in good standing can earn the coveted Color/Honor Guard Ribbon, shoulder cord and arc pin.
The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion Drill Team is a group of highly motivated cadets who regularly hone their precision armed and unarmed marching skills in order to represent the Shark Battalion and Oasis High at parades, community events and competitions throughout the school year. The team begins practice at the beginning of the school year (team members normally practice 3-4 days a week after school, with additional practices as necessary) with the season culminating at the Florida Gulf Coast Drill Meet. Drill Team members can also join the competition Color Guard and the Exhibition Rifle Team.
Team members are expected to display the utmost respect for themselves at all times, display superior military bearing, be familiar with Army Regulation 3-21.5 (Drill and Ceremonies), maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no adverse disciplinary record. Team members in good standing can earn the prestigious Drill Team and Color Guard Ribbons, Drill Team and Color/Honor Guard shoulder cords and Drill Team and Color/Honor Guard arc pins.
The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion Raider Team is a unit that focuses on achieving superior levels of physical fitness, teamwork, camaraderie and basic military skills proficiency. Raiders begin training at the beginning of the school year (the Raider Team normally practices two days a week) and compete in the District Raider Competition. Training incorporates both physical fitness events (focused on a Physical Fitness Test, 3-mile team obstacle run, 1-mile team Litter Carry and One Rope Bridge events) and classroom training (primarily First Aid and Orienteering/Land Navigation).
Raiders are expected to maintain the highest standards of physical fitness and sportsmanship. In addition, team members are expected to display the utmost respect for themselves at all times, maintain a 2.5 GPA and have no adverse disciplinary record. Team members in good standing can earn the highly sought after Raider Team Ribbon, shoulder cord and arc pin.
The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion Marksmanship Team is a unit that focuses on achieving superior levels of air rifle target shooting proficiency, safety, teamwork, camaraderie and skills that will enhance academic achievement. Team members begin training at the beginning of the school year (number of weekly practices vary throughout the year depending on the competition schedule) and compete in various school and district competitions throughout the year. Classroom training emphasizes required safety topics, basic and advanced marksmanship techniques and personal responsibility.
Marksmanship team members are expected to maintain the highest standards of personal behavior, responsibility, maturity and sportsmanship, maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no adverse disciplinary records. In addition, team members must pass all safety-related training with the required scores. Team members in good standing can earn a variety of uniform accoutrements, to include proficiency badges, an arc pin, ribbons and the team shoulder cord.
JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion JLAB Team is a unit that focuses on attaining superior levels of achievement in areas of leadership knowledge, current events and SAT/ACT-based subjects. Online competitions are held during both semesters of each school year. Cadets may belong to either the Leadership Team or the Academic Team, but not both. Seniors are not eligible to participate. Organizational meetings are conducted at the beginning of the school year; team members are expected to prepare for the competitions primarily on their own personal time.
Benefits of participating in JLAB include an increased interest in college attendance as well as improved leadership and college-related academic skills. Team members must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no adverse disciplinary record.
Cyber Patriot Team
The Oasis High School JROTC Shark Battalion Cyber Patriot Team was just formed this past summer when our cadets participated in the Air Force Association Cyber Patriot Camp that we conducted in conjunction with Ida Baker High School JROTC.
Cyber Patriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within Cyber Patriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition; Air Force Association Cyber Camps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. Cyber Patriot was conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
Our focus this year will be on the Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities with the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.