The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.

This includes activities both inside and outside of the classroom, such as service learning projects, opportunities to acquire the knowledge, discipline, and a sense of responsibility that is necessary in order to take charge of one’s future. The result is responsible cadets who are sure of themselves, can think on their own, and can express their ideas and opinions clearly and concisely.

Army Instructors

CBA’s JROTC program is proud to have military instructors, all of whom have over 20 years of service in the active Army. These instructors have served in every corner of the world, from Korea to Europe, to the Middle East, providing a level of leadership experience unique to a school of our size. They also coach the CBA drill team, color guard, rifle team, academic and leadership teams, and the Raider Challenge Team.

Programming that goes above and beyond

CBA students have the opportunity to attend special programs that build upon the JROTC program. Opportunities include:

  • JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)
  • Boy’s State
  • Rifle Team
  • Color Guard
  • Wansboro Rifles Drill Team
  • Raider Team

Academy Nominations (West Point, Air Force and Annapolis)

CBA is recognized as an Honor School with Distinction. As a result, our senior Army instructor can nominate up to five students per year to each of the three service academies, providing our students with a greater opportunity to receive an appointment. If your son has any interest in applying to an academy, contact SFC Herbert Reeves at (518) 452-9809, ext. 151 or reeves@cbaalbany.org.


The Army extends Cadets in Junior ROTC the privilege of wearing the grey uniform. This is the same type of uniform worn by our service men and women on active duty, and students are expected to wear and treat it with the proper respect. The uniform is loaned to the student and must be returned, and it is the responsibility of the student to maintain and keep track of his uniform. Students who lose or damage their uniform are required to pay for those items. If a student grows out of his uniform, he is allowed to exchange it on a one for one basis.

The school has two uniforms, the Army Class B (daily wear M T+TH FR) and the Dress Blue (Wednesday) uniform. The Army provides the Class B, or grey uniform. The blue uniform must be rented or purchased from Student Styles: 15 Cobbee Road, Latham, NY 12110. They can be reached at (518) 220-9244.

JROTC Administration

COL (Ret) Kirk Holmes – (518) 452-9809 ext. 160 – holmes@cbaalbany.org

1SG Christopher Mansman – (518) 452-9809 ext. 155 – mansman@cbaalbany.org

SFC Herbert Reeves – (518) 452-9809 ext. 151 – reeves@cbaalbany.org