VUSD Introduces New Cadet Corps Pathway
Incoming freshmen students now have the option to enroll in the new California Cadet Corps program, kicking off in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
The program will be housed at Mt. Whitney High School and will be under the direction of Commandant Fernando Cervantes, who has retired from the Marine Corps after serving for 20 years. Students who graduate from the new program and pursue the military as their next step can see their career fast-tracked by enlisting as an E-3 rather than an E-1
Students will learn leadership skills, first aid/CPR, physical fitness and wellness, basic military drill, map and compass reading and will be able to present colors at special events, handle traffic details and experience military competition. All travel and uniforms will be funded through the State of California.
For more information, contact Mt Whitney High School Principal