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CALLS TO SERVICE: See how two Army veterans change lives at Cape Coral HS

The Lee County School District has 88 educators who are military veterans.
Posted at 4:49 PM, May 23, 2024

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The classroom looks just like any other, and the mission of The Army Junior Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is shared by all teachers at Cape Coral High School (CCHS).

“All of our missions and our objectives are to figure out what their dream is,” said John Humphries, an Army Instructor for Cape Coral High School.

Humphries and Instructor Greg Frohmann are part of the JROTC program at CCHS.

“I entered the service in 1976, high school graduate, always wanted to be a soldier,” said Humphries.

john humphries Army Instructor Cape Coral High School
John Humphries is an Army Instructor at Cape Coral High School. He says his mission is to help students figure out their dreams.

“As I was continuing my military service I thought one day I wanted to teach JROTC in a high school,” he said.

Instructor Greg Frohmann said his path to joining the army started with his own troubles in the classroom.

“I actually dropped out of high school at 18 years old,” said Frohmann.

Their two different paths all leading to the same place - and now sharing the same goal.

JROTC Students in Cape Coral HS
Students stand at attention in front of JROTC instructors at Cape Coral High School, as they learn how to save lives through CPR.

“We will have one or two that may decide the service life but we have had many decide to become electricians, lawyers, doctors, teachers..." said Humphries.

“Your entire time as a leader in the service you are educating,” said Frohmann.

Instructor Frohmann said the JROTC program focuses on teaching students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity.

JROTC Instructor Greg Frohmann
Instructor Greg Frohmann is with the JROTC program at Cape HS. He said this year has been his most rewarding year yet.

The Lee County School District has 88 educators who are military veterans.

“ I love watching them from freshman coming in all awkward fresh out of middle school to young men and women that are just ready to tackle life," said Frohmann.