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Unit History
The adventure of the JROTC Program started August 2000. SFC Gabriel Rivera Jr. and LTC Brian P. Busick welcomed the success and future of America, with the mission to motivate cadets to be better citizens.

The first Principal of Cesar E. Chavez is Ms.Margaret Acosta. She was assigned to Chavez in May of 1999. Previously Ms.Acosta served as Principal of W.I Stevenson Middle School for five years. She was also the Principal at Elliot Elementary School for an additional five years.

The 21st JROTC battalion's first cadet command team consisted of Rachel Gomez (Battalion Commander), Jacinto Rodriguez (Executive Officer), and Marquis Sadler (Command Sergeant Major). The unit sponsors three drill teams, two Color Guards, one Rifle Team, one Ranger Swim Team, and an Honor Guard.

On January 5, 2001 C/CSM Marquis Sadler was elected for the position of Battalion Commander and promoted to the rank of C/CPT; C/SGT Lorenzo Santiago was promoted to Battalion C/CSM and Jacinto Rodriguez was promoted to C/1LT and remained as Battalion Executive Officer.

The adventure continued in JROTC on August 2001 for the second year. LTC Brian P. Busick accepted a JROTC instructor position in Dever, Colorado commencing in August 2001. LTC Cornell T. McGhee joined the Chavez JROTC adventures as the SAI. On November 2001C/1LT Jacinto Rodriguez was selected for Battalion Commander. Later on in January 2002 C/MSG Chantal Nguyen was selected and promoted to the position and rank of Battalion Command Sergeant Major and C/MSG William Stewart was selected for the position of Battalion Executive Officer and was promoted to the rank of C/1LT.

Now that the 2002-2003 school year has started, some of our JROTC staff has changed. The Battalion Commander is C/2LT Alex Perez, the Battalion Executive Officer C/2LT Bruce Cabrera, and the Battalion Command Sergeant Major C/CSM Tony James.