Foothiller Footsteps

Grossmont Military Science program’s high marks

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Foothiller Footsteps | No Comments

By Connie and Lynn Baer

The earliest evidence of a Military Science program at Grossmont High School is a small photograph in the 1948 yearbook “El Recuerdo.” The 1950 yearbook was the first to feature what we now know as the Military Science program — at the time called the California Cadet Corps.

According to the yearbook, “The California Cadet Corps gives high school boys courses in military training and tactics. In addition to their training at school and camps, these uniformed Foothillers regulated traffic and guarded at football and basketball games and at school dances.”