ROTC students

JROTC: MOTIVATING ACHIEVEMENT AND SERVICE

U.S. Army JROTC principles are a natural fit with our Military Academy curriculum

The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps teaches the values of citizenship, service to the nation, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment-perfectly complementing our leadership development focus. As cadets progress through the program, they have ample opportunities to lead other cadets.

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Core concepts carry beyond the classroom

The Army JROTC curriculum links content to other disciplines as well as state education standards and teaches cadets to collaborate, reflect and think critically. Cadets gather new information, practice competency, and apply the competency to a real-life situation. JROTC lessons cover leadership, health and wellness, physical fitness, first aid, geography, American history and government, communications, and emotional intelligence.

Students working together

Character development is key

Army JROTC cadets set an example by being active in the community as well as school. They exemplify a tremendous work ethic, meeting high standards while serving as role models for other students.

Students training

Curriculum highlights

  • Wellness and Physical Fitness – Cadets learn to engage in behaviors and make decisions that enhance quality of life and maximize physical potential.
  • Cadet Safety and Marksmanship Training – Cadets are trained in firearm safety, proper rifle operation and different firing positions.
  • Foundations for Success – Cadets apply strategies to improve their thinking, study habits and communication skills, laying the groundwork for a summer service learning project.
  • Leadership Theory and Application – Cadets learn different leadership styles and approaches to planning, decision-making, problem-solving, negotiation and supervision.
  • Geography – Cadets practice land navigation skills in a virtual 3D environment to prepare for orienteering at a local state park.