The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, abbreviated JROTC, was established by the National Defense Act of 1916. JROTC serves as a character and leadership development program for the United States’ high school students. High school students enrolled in JROTC are called “Cadets.” There are approximately 314,000 Cadets enrolled in JROTC in 1,731 high schools, drove by 4,000 retired Army Instructors. In the beginning, through the JROTC program, high schools were able to use federal military equipment and assign active duty military personnel as instructors for their classes. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other branches of the military and also replaced most of the active duty instructors with retired members of the armed forces, who worked for and are cost shared by the schools. Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that “the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational
The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) was created with the passing of the National Defense Act of 1916. Since then, more than 1,700 units have been created in the Army branch alone. I will be focusing on Blackman High School’s JROTC which was founded in 2000.
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
You have probably heard about JROTC already before, but do you know how different JROTC is today than how it was 100 years ago? Maybe any historical events that has been contributed to the Army JROTC? Well if you don’t then I would consider for you to keep reading! First of all JROTC stands for Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps and this program has been around for 100 years now and I think there have been huge changes from yesterday to what it is today to what it will be tomorrow.
JROTC is more than a connection to the armed forces. In fact, that’s not what it’s founded on at all. According to James M. Hale, Area Ten Commander of ROTC, the program focuses on service. It’s not merely a pipeline to the military; students join for a multitude of reasons.
JROTC, Junior Officers’ Training Corps, has impacted thousands of young men and women’s lives in its 100 years of existence. JROTC was created by the National Defense Act of 1916 as a part of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, more commonly known as ROTC. Under the supervision of the act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and assigned active duty military personnel as instructors. During its early years, the course consisted of three hours of instruction a week for three years any many of the times that high schools scheduled training was inconvenient. Any cadet that met these requirements by the time they graduated was awarded a certificate of eligibility for a reserve
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.
In the present of JROTC many students join in the thought of maybe one day joining the military and working up to it and getting prepared. They learn strategies and learn how to build their strengths and weaknesses up while learning time management and how to understand people and become a good leader. Prepare for marches and ceremonies and then you go out and actually participate in those activities. JROTC also has many school activities to join like the raiders team, color guard, and
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.
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
I started JROTC my freshman year in high school and stuck with it through recent years. I never though JROTC would ever become a part of my life like it is today. JROTC is a program in which you're taught values, leadership skills, and social skills, as well as a variety of other things (Medical, survival, maps, and etc.) I really learned the core values in being a leader through JROTC, and without them, I don't think I'd be the person I am today. I'll always hold the JROTC experience dear to my heart, as well as include it in job resumes, because managers like leaders. I've gained many of my friends through JROTC as well as developed a
JROTC has prepared to be a better citizen by showing me the orals of how a leader should act and how disciplined a leader should be at all times. JROTC has taught me the ways that you should treat a lady and how to serve tables when you got to an event and have a guest sit at your table you stand up. JROTC has also taught me how to put service learning projects together so that the cadets or the people who will be helping know what to do and when it needs to be done by. It also has taught me how to be safe with guns because of the gun safety course. It has also taught me how to show respect a person with a higher rank than me like Sgt. And sir if they are an officer. There is a lot that JROTC has taught me to become a citizen and there will be a lot more that they will teach me. It changed me by helping me to bump my grades up and helping me with my
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)
In my four years I have accomplish many things being in Horn Lake High School Marine Corps JROTC program. They have showed and taught me things that I can take further on in life with the camps and the leadership. I have seen first had on what it’s like to be a United States Marine in boot camp. I’ve also meet the CEO/founder of FedEx. JROTC has open me up to amazing opportunities that probably would have never happen if I wasn’t in the program.