The Junior Reserve Officer's Training
Corps (JROTC) is a US military-run program for high
school students. It is an elective high school course taught
by military personnel at selected private and public high
schools throughout the United States and its territories.
It is also taught abroad through the Department of Defense
Dependents School System, which primarily serves the dependents
of military personnel stationed overseas. The JROTC Curriculum
encompasses a broad spectrum of academic and extracurricular
activities, including: Communication Skills, Leadership, Physical
Fitness, Map Reading, First Aid, Drug Abuse Prevention, History,
Citizenship, Technology Awareness, Geography, and many others.
JROTC prepares high school students for leadership roles
while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities,
and privileges as American citizens. JROTC is designed to
teach high school students the value of citizenship, service
to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of
accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork,
and self-discipline. It is a stimuli for promoting graduation
from high school and it provides instruction and rewarding
opportunities which will benefit the student, community,
and nation. Its focus is reflected in its mission statement,
"To motivate young people to be better citizens."
Students who are in JROTC are not in the military and are
not obligated to join the military, although they do wear
military uniforms (usually once a week) to school.
If you are interested in learning more about the JROTC Programs,
contact your high school’s JROTC representative. Current
information can also be obtained by visiting their web site,
calling, or writing to the JROTC headquarters for each Service
Force JROTC (AFJROTC)
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