What is JROTC?

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), is a program designed to encourage high school students to become better citizens, with an emphasis on leadership training and skill building. JROTC also sponsors several cadet teams including: Exhibition, Marksmanship, Drill, Raiders, and Color Guard. In addition to this, the JROTC curriculum includes a challenging physical development component through means of team sports, camping, and exercise. Although JROTC is based on military experience, cadet participation in the JROTC program does not necessitate military service. The most important aspect of the program is giving students the tools to achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives, whether in business, secondary education, or any other career a cadet may choose.

JROTC Mission

JROTC is a program designed to ensure the current and future success of all young leaders. JROTC provides a fun and safe way to learn about organization, leadership, the benefits of being a team, and the importance of self health. Our mission is to help transform cadets into the most prominent and well-off citizens in our society.

Goals

To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship. To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others. To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing. To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health. To understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and to learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities. To develop mental management abilities. To become familiar with military history as it relates to American culture. To provide purpose and structure to military services. To develop leadership skills in every cadet.