Personally, when I joined the Air Cadets at the age of 13, I had little to no interest in the Canadian Armed forces, let alone earning a pilot’s license; I was sort of pushed into it because all of my close friends were joining. My interest in the cadet career, nonetheless, increased with every weekly training.
JROTC is a program to help students graduate from high school, help them become a better citizens, and help them grow with their strengths and help build their weaknesses up. JROTC will also prepare students for their future in possibly joining in the army.
“How JROTC has prepared me to be a better citizen of the United states of America”. JROTC has prepared me to become a better citizen by teaching me how to use leadership skills and be able to cope with subordinates. It also has prepared me to be a better citizen by showing me what the 7 army values are and what they mean. Some of the army values are respect, honor, integrity, and personal courage. JROTC has showed me how to do things different from the way I thought things should be done and how to march and be able to keep a company and platoon together when marching. Since I know a lot about the JROTC I am able to help other people become better citizens like I was taught. I am also a better citizen because i have the discipline not to do certain things that I did before I took the JROTC class.
My experience in JROTC was great. Will help me to know more about the history of US, have patriotism, self-reliance and be responsible improve the ability to communicate oral and in writing have the knowledge of team building and basic military skills
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.
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
Honor, Courage, and Commitment are three core values that has changed me to become a better citizen. First of all, I follow the Navy core values, Honor Courage, and Commitment, outside of JROTC. Like; Being honorable, and having respect for others, treating everyone the same, no one is different and making hard decisions through my JROTC life. As a cadet, I learn from my mistakes. I see the world differently from others. I've noticed I always push myself to do better and I've been thinking about my life after high school, and who I want to become. JROTC is just a small step. When I first joined JROTC, I didn't expect such a dramatic change. Oh no, I didn't.
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
The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. JROTC was created by Edgar R. Steevers. Due to the National Defense Act in 1911. It had originated from Norwich, Vermont. Nothing really had changed since the beginning of JROTC. It still has the same mission and goals. Some of the desired goals are to graduate high school, be good citizens by knowing and exercising the rights, responsibilities, privileges, and freedoms of good citizenship. Army JROTC has a well-defined organization. JROTC is the same but different. The motto of the program is still the same they want to make people better citizens, but the people and technology is different. The technology has advanced since the beginning of JROTC. The people have also
JROTC, also known as Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, is a program that is offered in high school, which gives students an introduction to the U.S. Army. The main mission of this program is to motivate young people to become better citizens. This program teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done. It offers many challenges and opportunities which is surely able to increase one’s life skills and leadership skills, such as sharpening your communication skills, strengthen your self-esteem, and improving your physical fitness. Throughout its century-long history, multiple things had changed, while other things stayed the same, but the ROTC program will continue to remain as a promising existence for years to come.
“As the area manager, I’m the link between the JROTC units within my area of responsibility and the navy. My area, area ten, is all of Texas east of Uvalde Texas, so I have 57 high schools that I am responsible for that have navy JROTC, and I’m their link back to the navy”
When working as a JROTC instructor there are many steps in which an instructor must take in order to be a JROTC instructor. There are many certifications that they must go through before even being considered for the job. They must have military experience at a certain rank, they must also pass many requirements that they would normally pass in a military unit. The must show the ability to train others without having to treat students like they are in the military. For some career Soldiers they may be hard to complete. You must have a lot of patience when dealing with high school students. They are not very disciplined and don’t really have a lot of life experiences like a Soldier normally does. I will describe the type of training program of a JROTC instructor must go through and continuously do throughout their time as a JROTC instructor.
Students also have to pass weekly physical fitness tests; comparable to the physical fitness test a Marine would take. JROTC also benefits a student who is planning on going to college; many who participate in JROTC in high school carry that experience with them to college and join ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps). ROTC is a college program that future officers participate in which pays for college tuition and gives a student a better perspective of military life. Students who take part in a ROTC program are expected to complete physical fitness test as well as have an academic class, and must pass both to stay in the program. (Kwan)
Now JROTC programs are in as many as 1,550 high schools in America, in all 50 states and as well as some foreign countries like Germany. JROTC teaches leadership, morals, and ethics in classrooms. JROTC also provide students opportunities to be on a team. These teams include, Air Rifle, Cyber Patriot, and various drill teams such as,
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.