Phone: (517) 990-6606


Degrees and Certifications:

Master Sergeant Michael Nichols

Mr. Nichols has 28 years of experience as a military leader from the United States Army. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Baker College. He has taught JROTC at the middle school and high school level. He has been stationed in Germany, United States, and is a lifelong learner.

Phone: (517) 990-6635


Degrees and Certifications:

Sergeant First Class Michael Monroe

Sergeant First Class Monroe is a Navy BRAT of 21 years and has 23 years of service; 17 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, and six years in the Michigan Army National Guard. He retired from the National Guard in 2018. Sgt. Monroe has deployed once to Iraq, has been on numerous training missions in the U.S. and overseas, and is an experienced Army National Guard recruiter. He is also a husband and a father, and coaches for Jackson Public Schools and the Jackson community.

  • Army JROTC Instructors are male or female officers and noncommissioned officers honorably retired from active or reserve military service for three or fewer years and are receiving retired pay, or who are within one year of retirement and:

    • Have a strong desire to teach and develop young people
    • Represent the U.S. Army in the classroom and community
    • Be physically and medically fit
    • Have been approved as an instructor from United States Army Cadet Command; JROTC Directorate

    Certification Sequence

    Step I - Initial Qualification Training
    Step II - JROTC Distance Learning (60 hours)
    Step III - Resident Certification Course (length: 5 days, 7 am 6 pm daily)
    Step IV - Resident Recertification Course (length: 5 days, completed every 5 years)

Instructional Assistant

Phone: 517-768-5215


Degrees and Certifications:

New IA Pending