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MCJROTC

The Marine Corps JROTC (MCJROTC) program at Tolleson Union High School is a leadership education program that instills in high school students a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. The JROTC program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. Lessons in leadership, self-confidence, and self-discipline are the cornerstones of the JROTC program. Many students who haven’t been challenged in their lives are challenged physically, mentally, and morally through the demands of student leadership positions where they develop a sense of “Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability.”

Instructors

Ray PerkinsFreddie Jordan is a retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer 5 who served for over 30 years on active duty. Originally from Buffalo NY, he is currently the MCJROTC Senior Marine Instructor at Tolleson Union high school. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jordan has served in a variety of billets throughout his time in the Marine Corps such as company commander, battery executive officer (during Operation Iraqi Freedom), platoon commander, company 1st Sgt and company gunnery sergeant. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jordan also served on a joint military staff as the senior U.S. Logistician in Regional Command North (Camp Marmal, Afghanistan) during Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jordan possesses a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, a Master of Secondary Education Degree, an Education Specialists Degree in Organizational Leadership, and is currently working on his Doctorate Degree in Education.

Freddie Jordan Jr., Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Ret.)
Senior Marine Instructor
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Sergeant Major SmytheSergeant Major Smythe enlisted in the Marine Corps on 14 October 1987 and retired in October of 2017. During his thirty year active duty career he has served in many locations; Texas, California, Cuba, Kuwait, Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and other places around the globe. He participated in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Restore Hope, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. Sergeant Major Smythe has seen duty as a motor vehicle operator, a basic security guard, a brig guard, a First Sergeant and a Sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Smythe’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Outstanding Volunteer Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. Sergeant Major Smythe is married to the former Tammie Parker of Tempe, Arizona and they have three children and three grandchildren.

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