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The Mustang Battalion – Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

The Mustang Battalion serves as a citizenship training program for NCHS. The Mustang Battalion began at NC in school year 1913-1914 and here continuously since. Our vision is to “MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE BETTER CITIZENS!” This accomplished through a curriculum of leadership, citizenship, goal setting, fitness and health, and government. The vehicle used is the U. S. Army our values, structure and organization, and discipline. The curriculum is a hands-on, participatory learning environment. Cadets accomplish individual and group presentations, writing assignments, and group activities. The cadets participate in activities supporting NCHS, Casper, and the state. The Mustang Battalion is cadet lead. The cadets plan and execute the training and activities of the Mustang Battalion.

Mustang Battalion Rifle Team is varsity sport. The Mustangs are the reigning state champions for the last five consecutive years. The team has participated in the National Junior Olympics National Air Rifle Matches for the last five year. We are a nationally ranked team. Several cadets are ranked in the top twenty-five shooters in the nation.

The Mustang Drill Team competes in drill competitions around the regions. The drill team is recognized as a varsity sport. The team participates in five to six drill meets in Colorado and South Dakota. The team hosts a drill meet at NCHS annually. Cadets compete in armed, unarmed, color guard and exhibition categories. The teams place in these events.

The Mustang Raider Team is the battalion’s competitive team. It participates in three to five competitions in our region annually. These competitions involve shooting, running, orienteering, and military related contests. The cadets participate biannually in the state wide Raider Challenge hosted by the University of Wyoming Cowboy Battalion.

The Living History Team is a team that brings the Civil War and Western History to NCHS. The team crews a replica 1841 Mountain Howitzer. The cadets portray the actual crew on the cannon when it was at Fort Casper. The team supports the annual Gillette History Days with its presentation. The team supports the 3 Trails Center at events. The team man’s the cannon for all home football games.

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Mack Riggs
ROTC, Drill Team, Rifle Team, Living History Club
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Pete Schmotzer
ROTC, Drill Team, Rifle Team, Living History Club
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