Frequently Asked Questions 

What does JROTC stand for?
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

What does the JROTC High School program offer me that I can't get anywhere else?
The JROTC program has a lot to offer young men and women who want to get the most out
of their high school years. What you will learn in the program will be useful to you now and in
the future because much of the instruction and experience you will receive isn't available any
other way at the high school level. JROTC gives you the chance to acquire basic military
knowledge and leadership abilities, but its primary objective is to develop good citizenship
and patriotism in each student.

What does a cadet learn in the JROTC course?
The JROTC course of instruction is offered during the regular school day as part of the
school curriculum. You'll be instructed by experienced Army officers and noncommissioned
officers who have a high regard for education and training and enjoy working with young
adults. In JROTC you'll get practical experience in organization and leadership development.
You'll learn what teamwork is all about. You'll learn to think quickly, to be sure of yourself, to
communicate your ideas, and to become self-reliant. You'll also learn military history and the
military role in current events, and you'll develop a full appreciation of our national heritage.
As a JROTC cadet not only will you study such topics as Current Events, World Events, and
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, but you'll learn their practical applications through school
and community service. Between your JROTC classes and school and community service
projects, you'll also have time for special training, extracurricular activities, as well as
socializing with fellow cadets from other schools.

How much does the uniform cost?
JROTC will provide uniform and supplies at no cost to the student.  However, if a cadet loses
or destroys an issued item, they have to pay for it.

How many times does student have to wear their uniform?
Student will wear their uniform once a week to class.

Does student have to be a US citizen to join JROTC?
JROTC is open to all students enrolled in school.

By enrolling in JROTC are you joining the military?
No. Students who enroll in JROTC don't join the military; there is no military obligation for
enrolling in JROTC. Students take a class for which they receive credit. It's considered a high
school elective.

How much time does JROTC take up weekly?
JROTC cadets spend their time in class just like typical high school students.

What kind of extracurricular activities does JROTC offer?
We sponsor a variety of extracurricular activities through JROTC.  Among these are drill
teams, honor and color guards, rifle teams, and orienteering. Through your participation in
these activities, you'll be a more involved student and community member. Of course, as a
JROTC cadet, you'll also have time to socialize with other cadets. Picnics and a military ball
are just some of the planned activities you'll enjoy.

If a person is a member of an Army JROTC program, can they still join a different military
Yes. A cadet may still join the Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps if they so
choose. The JROTC program will focus mainly on the Army and its role in the world, but
there are many opportunities to learn about any of the other branches of the military and the
jobs that they have to offer.

Does JROTC cost anything?
No, the program is funded by the Department of Defense. Some extracurricular activities
require the cadet to pay, but the course itself is free.
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