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What does JROTC stand for?

JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. It is a military regulated high school program whose purpose is to educate high school students in leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of citizenship. The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to become better American citizens.

 

What is the purpose of JROTC?

The program's purpose is to motivate young people to become citizens. They accomplish that by teaching and evoking knowledge in the minds of the cadets.

 

What is exactly taught in class?

The material covered in the program varies throughout the year, with classes leadership training, basics of citizenship and other topics related to the U.S. Army. The Army JROTC curriculum also covers topics such as U.S. Military History, first aid, human relations, good techniques for oral communication, drill and ceremony, military map reading, personal hygiene, marksmanship, orienteering, and staff functions and procedures.

 

Who are the instructors?

There are two instructors, a Senior Army Instructor (SAI), and an Army Instructors (AI).  All are retired from active military service and both do an outstanding job at their works.

 

Is there an obligation to go into the armed services after high school?

Absolutely not. There is no obligation of any kind to join the service.

 

What does the program cost?

The course materials, uniforms, supplies, and equipment is issued to the cadets free of charge by the U.S Army.

 

Are both girls and boys enrolled?

Most definitely! We encourage both males and females to take part in our diverse battalion.

 

What are some of the benefits of taking the program?

Aside from being a credit in high school, there are several other benefits that can be obtained from joining the program. First, for people that enlist in the military after taking JROTC for at least three years, the military will take them up two pay grades in rank. Second, many colleges give advance standing and credit for completion of the JROTC program if the person enrolls in college ROTC. Third, the JROTC instructors could possibly help you obtain an ROTC scholarship for college for the proceeding future.

 

 

Are there special regulations I have to follow?

Yes, although not to the extreme. There are, however, regulations about the personal appearance of cadets, wearing of the uniform, and even how to address the other military personnel and cadets. For example, males are not permitted to wear an earring(s) in the classroom, and females are only allowed one pair of earrings, one earring in each ear. On a uniform day, which is typically Wednesday, males must have their hair not exceed past the ears, lengthwise, and female cadets must have their hair off the collar.

 

Can I still do other activities, outside JROTC?

Yes, you can! JROTC students are involved in everything from varsity sports to band, chorus, student government, and other clubs. But if you feel the need to do more in the JROTC program, then sign up for after-school activities like Drill Team and Raiders.

 

What about the leadership training?

In JROTC, being a leader means first being a follower. The curriculum teaches all aspects of being a good follower and being a good leader. Cadets must learn the 7 principles of leadership. The program encourages practical application in other school activities as well as in JROTC.

 

How can I enroll in the program?

When applying for electives for the upcoming semester, choose Junior Reserve Officer Training as your class.

© 2019 by Cameron Blake.
Knightdale High School Army JROTC