Army JROTC

  •  Fountain Fort Carson Army JROTC 

     

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is the Department of Defense's (DOD) largest youth development program.

    JROTC serves as a character and leadership development program for our nation’s high school students. High school students enrolled in JROTC are called “Cadets.” There are approximately 314,000 Cadets enrolled in JROTC in over 1,700 high schools, led by 4,000 retired Army Instructors.

    Our mission: “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”

    Our vision: Providing a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and education instructions.

    The JROTC Creed: 

    • I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.
    • I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
    • I am loyal and patriotic.
    • I am the future of the United States of America.
    • I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
    • I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
    • I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
    • I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
    • May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

    Our Purpose: Our curriculum prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

    Collaboration: In the production of this curriculum the JROTC Directorate has incorporated the latest educational theories used in secondary education. National Secondary School standards have been linked to each chapter to show a cross-connection with this curriculum and the standard curriculum taught in high school. Consultants were used to validate the changes. Other commercially available materials have been incorporated and many times the authors of these programs have customized them for the JROTC program.

    These organizations and programs are:

    • Wisconsin Instructional Design System, (WIDS), an educational organization, wrote Competencies and linked SCANS and National Standards.
    • Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.
    • The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) also uses Dr. Dunn’s lesson format, and provides all material for the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP).
    • Winning Colors (WC) by Stefan Nielson and Shay Thoelke of Aeon Communications, Inc., has been used in schools and corporations as a present time behavioral observation indicator that is readily understandable.
    • Unlocking Your Potential (UYP), a youth motivational program from Edge Learning Institute, Inc, is incorporated in many lessons and is used as additional elective material.
    • Chief Justice, the author worked closely with the JROTC to add this active learning program that addresses the judicial branch.
    • Prevention of Sexual Harassment, by Will Interactive, Inc., was developed for the Army to create an awareness of sexual harassment in a unit. It is available for use by the Junior ROTC cadets at the discretion of the Junior ROTC instructors. It emphasizes the importance of Army values.
    • Student-centered learning techniques from the National Academy of Integrative Learning, Inc. (NAIL) have been incorporated in the lessons and instructor preparation materials.
    • The lesson format is an accepted standard and was provided by Dr. Steven Dunn, author of Brain Compatible Learning for the Block. Dr. Dunn provided training to curriculum work groups and writers and assisted the in the review of the lessons.
    • Written Communication for Sergeants, developed by Susan Hughes is an excellent resource for students to learn writing skills and to prepare for the written portion of the SATs.
    • The Success Profiler, is integrated in this Program of Instruction in cooperation with the Conover Company. It is designed to measure and improve emotional intelligence.
    • You the People (YTP), has been incorporated into the program and the author has worked with the writers to integrate the process into the lessons. Additional materials are also provided.
    • Interactive Nights Out 2, produced by Will Interactive, Inc., is integrated into the Drug Awareness lessons.
    • Lions-Quest is a comprehensive, values based, program that focuses on a positive prevention approach and a broad range of life skills that can be consistently taught and reinforced. Lions-Quest Service Learning is a teaching strategy that facilitates skills-based classes and the successful execution of a service-learning program.

    U.S. Codes and Regulations

    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program is one of the largest youth leadership focused programs in the history of the United States. It is mandated by Congress, and more than 310,000 youth participate annually.

    There are several guidelines as listed here that assist the United States Army Cadet Command in administering the program. Title 10, U.S. Code, the DODI, AR 145-2, and other regulatory guidelines provide the program’s purpose, goals, criteria, and mandates as applicable to Cadets/students, instructors, units, and the inter-relationship of each. They outline the administration, curriculum, training, logistics, operations, and resources associated with the program, and establish a baseline of goals and objectives that support the mission, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”.