It is with great pleasure we welcome you into the Gus Garica Leadership Officer Training Corps program. We are certainly looking forward to renewing our association with you and beginning, hopefully, a lasting relationship with those of you joining us as new cadets.

The Army LOTC Program is modeled after the JROTC program at the high school level. The JROTC program originated as part of the National Defense Act of 1916. Our program at the Gus Garcia Middle School originated in 2014 and is affiliated with the United States Army JROTC program. It has been built on a tradition of excellence and we are striving to be one of the best programs in the State of Texas. Each cadet in this program is a vital member of our team and we expect you to conduct yourself in a manner that represents us in a positive light.

The Gus Garcia LOTC Standard Operating Procedures will be provided during class for review. You may also download a copy off of the school's website for your personal review. As a member of this program, there are many questions you may have about this program. This booklet is designed to assist you in answering those questions. Please take the time to read it carefully.

Please feel free to come to me with questions or problems, which cannot be resolved by your student chain of command. Also, we are available if you just need to "talk".

Again, welcome to the Program and we encourage you to do your best.