To Motivate Young People To Be Better Citizens
Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.
Why Join Army Junior ROTC:
To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities.
To develop mental management abilities.
To become familiar with military history as it relates to America's culture, and understand the history, purpose, and structure of military services.
To develop the skills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team.
About the Instructors
Army Instructor: First Sergeant Charles Larry Porter was born January 18, 1952 in Hayti, Missouri, where after his graduation from high school he entered the Army in 1970. 1SG Porter completed basic combat training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Advanced Missile Training at Fort Skill, Oklahoma. 1SG Porter’s first assignment was with the 3rd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery Sergeant Missile Battalion Camp Colbern, Korea. He departed from the army in January 1972. Upon re-entering the service in August 1972, he was assigned to Company B 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Fort Campbell, Kentucky for Advanced infantry Training. Numerous assignments followed, including A Company 1st Battalion, 4th Battalion 54th infantry, and Company D 18th Battalion 4th Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Headquarters U.S Army Military Reserve AFTM (Active Full Time Manning) as training advisor for Company B 2nd Battalion TLAT (Tow Light Anti-Tank), 180th Infantry Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Company E 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry Fort Carson, Colorado; headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company B 2nd Battalion, 4th infantry Regiment, Pershing Missile Command Neu Ulm, Germany; Reserve Officer Training Corps Stetson University Deland, Florida; Sr. Enlisted Advisor, Branch Assistance Team Infantry with the 6th U.S Army Readiness Group on the Presidio of San Francisco.
1SG Porter’s numerous positions include Squad Leader, Platoon Sgt., Sr. Drill Sgt, S-2 Intel Operations NCO, S-3 Operations & Plans NCO and First Sergeant. 1SG Porter holds an associate’s degree in general studies from Central Texas College (Europe). 1SG Porter has graduated from 101st Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Air Assault School, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Drill Sergeant School and the First Sergeant Course. He also completed the United States Sergeants Major Academy, Class #36, and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander’s Course.
1SG Porter’s awards include the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara (Patron saint for the Artillery branch), the Superior Unit Award, Army commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal (2), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, good conduct Medal with bronze star. He also earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Drill Sergeant Badge, Air Assault Badge, the German Bronze Schutzenchnur (Rifle Marksmanship Badge), Expert Rifle Badge, and the Automatic Rifle Marksmanship badge.
1SG Porter retired March 1, 1992 and since then has been employed at the IHS ROTC Department as the 1st year ROTC instructor and is the coach of Color Guard, Drill team and the Varsity Air Rifle Team where his superior skills in these areas has resulted in numerous awards for the HIGHLANDER BN Corps of Cadets. He resides with his wife Debra in Minden, NV.
Senior Army Instructor: Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Bart Tragemann was born in El Paso, Texas. In 1988, he joined ROTC at the Western Kentucky University and received a ROTC commission in the active army as a Second Lieutenant in 1992. Over the next 21 years, LTC (R) Tragemann held a variety of Army assignments that include Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Observer Controller, Accident Investigator, Battalion Executive Officer, Brigade S3 Operations Officer, Professor of Military Science at the University of Nevada-Reno, and Division G3 Aviation Officer. In the United States, he has been stationed at Fort Sill, OK, Fort Campbell, KY(101st Airborne Division Air Assault), Fort Rucker, AL, Fort Bragg, NC (82d Airborne Division), Fort Polk, LA (Joint Readiness Training Center), Fort Leavenworth, KS and Reno, NV. His overseas tours include South Korea (2d Infantry Division), Iraq (2004, 2007), and Afghanistan (2012). His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Aviation Wings, Air Assault Badge, and Senior Parachutists Airborne Badge. His Army Education includes Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Aviation Advanced Course and the Combined and General Staff College. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Kentucky University and a Masters of Arts from Louisiana State University. LTC (R) Bart Tragemann currently resides in Incline Village and enjoys being part of the Incline Village Highlander Battalion.