Purpose: JROTC is designed to
teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community,
personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them
self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, "To motivate
young people to be better citizens." It 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.
Course Scope: This Program of Instruction (POI) focuses on
the development of better citizens through the instruction of skills in leadership,
citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness, in a structured interactive
The JROTC program is a cooperative effort on the part of the Army
and the host institution to provide secondary school students with opportunities for total
development. The flexibility of the program allows it to bear the scrutiny of professional
educators and to meet the needs of the community. Satisfactory completion of the program
can lead to advanced placement credit in the Senior ROTC program or advanced rank in the
Armed Forces. Some of the course has been reviewed and college credit is awarded to cadets
upon completion of the specified requirements.
The JROTC program is one of the Army's contributions to assisting
America's youth to become better citizens. The program produces successful students and
productive adults, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined
learning environment. This program makes substantial contributions to many communities and
ultimately to the nation's future. It is the centerpiece of the Department of Defense's
commitment to America's Promise for Youth through its emphasis on community service and
teen anti-drug efforts.