This was significant in my leadership skill since I was made a platoon sergeant and became responsible for sixteen students and everything that they needed to complete. I was liable for their whereabouts and the many things that they needed to learn in order to be promoted. Also I had to make sure that they were ready to march for the District Inspection and Fiestas Patrias Parade. In order to represent the school well. Which took a lot of work and dedication, but when they were able to comprehend what they were being taught it made it easier. And when it was time for them to stand in the inspection and do everything that they were taught correctly it made it all worthwhile to be their platoon sergeant. Being a part of ROTC taught me service when I participated in the Fiestas Patrias Parade. Since it made me dedicate an entire day to being in the parade and making sure that I did my part to represent my school the right way. As well as, build my character since I had to keep my integrity in tact by following through with being loyal to my school, and exert my good behavior to show my school is great.
I am Cadet 2LT Siomara Munoz. I have been in the JROTC program for four years. Four years ago when I first stepped foot onto this school, I had no idea how much JROTC would mean to me. My freshman year I met some of the coolest and most caring people that mentored me through the program. They taught me how to drill, march and all the basic commands one needed to know. I was very involved with football concessions and after school practices. JROTC taught me many life lessons that I will never forget. Through this I have become the best version of myself and a leader. There are many things that I would have
Since freshman year, the Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program has been an invisible hand of guidance that strived to bring out the best in me. This longstanding program has an impact on me in ways so innovative, it is impossible to find another program filled with diverse exhibitions of life lessons, discipline, and teamwork. JROTC has given me a lifelong readiness to combat the harsh realities of the real world that exist, which in return has helped me better myself and my community in contributions to being a citizen in the United States of America.
I lived in Toronto basically my whole life. Living in Toronto TTC (the public transit system, also known as the Toronto Transit Commission) is a must. Whether it be going to and from work or making a trip to the Eaton Centre with some friends. With my years of riding the TTC I have definitely had a, if not many gendered experiences. Rush hour is definitely the busiest time to get on the TTC, it’s the time of the day where everyone gets on. From the business men, to the teenagers to the homeless all trying to get somewhere. In the few minutes or the long hours on the TTC we all have some way we put on a performance whether we know it or not, trying to protect or show the world our gender and sexual identity.
They challenged my capabilities, and made me overcome some of my worst fears. Excellence can come from breaking barriers, but it can also come from just chipping those barriers, or even nudging them. My four years in JROTC has taught me that as long as you are making progress towards your dreams, you are striving in excellence and self dedication. And even though your path may get rough, and have more obstacles in the way than ever before, I have learned to never give up hope and to continue to strive in motivation and
My experience with JROTC began my freshman year at Forestville Military Academy through my senior year at Parkdale High School. At the very beginning of this opportunity i realized that i enjoyed participating in JROTC more and more everyday that passed. Only problem, like others was the uniform. Of course they were uncomfortable a first but then you get used to it. You get to make the uniform yours. It's almost like a new set of skin that sooner or later you're gonna have to get used to it.Slowly everyday you get a little more used to the way of obeying to the rules. This experience has been the most absolute fun experience of my entire high school memories. Favorite things to do was anything involving JROTC. From community service to
I was in MC JROTC for four years in high school I've seen a lot of my friends graduate and go to MCR the Paris Island and come back changed they come back with a sense of pride in who they are and what they represent and I wanted to be just like that so Throughout high school I pushed myself I became part of the drill team and the colors are commander I work to make a better today at court so the program will improve there were many challenges I face because I've learned that one of the hardest things to do is to lead a group of your own. But no matter what I made sure that any cadet under my charge was heading in the right direction one of my closest friends who are serving in the Marine Corps taught me that leadership is a lesson that never stops that there's always room to grow as a leader and I see that he was right
Basic and advanced individual training pushed me to give my all in everything I do. The ability to serve my country and travel made me proud. When I was direct commission as a physician assistant in the National Guard it thrust me into a leadership role that I was not trained for, but my life experiences to this point helped me on this path. Training soldiers and maintaining battalion medical readiness was the core of my duties. Amongst the most valuable attributes I developed while serving was time management, extensive preparation and
"The best damn Regiment that you will ever see." As you rank up in the enlisted side here in the 11th ACR you realize that we really are the best Regiment, but as a young private it can seem unreal and your mindset is different. I just completed the three week course of Basic Leadership in Camp Parks CA, and as I learned about all the different units and patches the soldiers wear in their shoulder, I realized that we really are the best, so I wore the black horse patch during the course with such pride, knowing that warriors are made in our unit, and I say this because all the Soldiers from the 11th ACR graduated this course with a GPA of 90% and above. This was not what I believed when I first showed up to the unit, as a young private I was confused and wondered why all my battle buddies were training on Tanks and attending the ranges more than me, and why everyone kept telling me I was not gonna
Have you ever thought of joining the JROTC? If so wait how about you learn the history behind JROTC first. In 1916, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who would teach JROTC. High schools were given loan for federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. JROTC has changed throughout the years. It was once used to find recruits and officer candidates. It than soon became a citizenship program to help improve moral, physical and educational strengths for high school students. It also made students learn discipline and order.
As a squad leader and a sergeant in JROTC I've learned many things like how to march myself and other cadets, how to teach in my own way, and how to become more independent of me. These three skills have all been a huge accomplishment from the person I was before joining the program. I have become cadet of the month and taught others how to do the same. Although some may not like my leadership
“You can have it,” he says. I smiled, I was so excited! I never thought he would give it to me. “Really?!” I ask. He started to look through more of his old things and took out some things and put them off to the side and I also looked through those boxes.
What had initially started as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, evolved into a broad program devoted to the moral, physical and educational advancement of its cadets. The program has retained its rigid structure and goal of infusing in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order through its growth. JROTC today has become a source of structure in the lives of its cadets, contrasting greatly with its original purpose. JROTC today has become a vital facet in the lives of its cadets. JROTC has become, in and of itself, a source of broad opportunities for leadership and enrichment. The program is similar to a school inside of another school. JROTC teaches its cadets moral, social and practical skills, many of which are not covered in the common school curriculum. The JROTC curriculum ranges from life-saving to negotiation skills, both of which are of indispensable use to cadets in their future regardless of the unique path that they elect to take. JROTC also possesses a macrocosm worth of special teams. Ranging from Color Guard to JLAB Leadership Bowl, to Cyber Patriot, each of these teams cater to the different bits of intelligence, strengths, and interests that every cadet undoubtedly possesses. JROTC also contains an enormity of opportunities which are available to be seized by each and every cadet. Ranging from meeting Major Generals in command of a plethora of troops to assisting with the
When I first joined JROTC I did not know what to expect. I joined the program willingly and with a good attitude. I was able to learn a variety of new and important skills because of JROTC. This set me up for success in the program.
Throughout my two and a half years in Navy Junior ROTC, I have grown in both knowledge and respect for the