65850 Pierson Blvd | Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 | Phone: (760) 288-7000 | Fax: (760) 288-7010

Desert Hot Springs High School

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The Marine Corps Junior ROTC Program was established at Desert Hot Springs High School during 2000.  It is the only Marine JROTC Program in the entire Coachella Valley.  Lieutenant Colonel Carl Andrew Lewke, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret) is the Senior Marine Instructor.
For the third time, Desert Hot Springs High School has been designated as a "Naval Honor School" by Headquarters Marine Corps.  This designation, which is awarded on an annual basis, is only given to the top 20% of all MCJROTC Programs in the United States.
As the result of generous donations by veterans organizations and private individuals residing in the Coachella Valley, our Marine cadets have taken field trips to Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow; Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms; Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton; Naval Air Facility, El Centro; Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar; Naval Air Station, North Island; and Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado.  Cadets are not charged any money to participate in these tours.
Private donations have also enabled many of our exemplary Marine cadets to participate in special summer leadership programs on a no-cost basis.  We traditionally send ten cadets to Marine Corps Base, Hawaii for nine days and four cadets to the National Drill Camp at Texas A&M University for seven days during July.  On one occasion, we were also able to send two cadets to Norwich University in Vermont to attend a two-week Future Leader's Course.
Finally, for the last three years, we have been able to provide every cadet who continues his or her education after graduation from high school with a $3,000.00 college scholarship.
All donations to our MCJROTC Program are tax-deductible, and we can provide a Federal Tax Identification Number upon request.  If you would like to help us provide a first-class educational experience to the Marine cadets in Desert Hot Springs High School, make your check out to "DHSHS MCJROTC" and mail the paperwork to:
Desert Hot Springs High School
ATTN:  LtCol Lewke, USMC (Ret)
65850 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
Please feel free to call LtCol Lewke at (760) 288-7088 if you have any questions about the MCJROTC Program.  We appreciate your support!


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