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Joining JROTC

The Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Marine Corps all run JROTC programs in high schools throughout the country. The mission statements and purposes for JROTC, as outlined by below, offer many good reasons why JROTC is a valuable course for high school students:

Air Force JROTC:
The objectives of Air Force JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. The program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

The Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps 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. 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.

Marine Corps JROTC:
The effects of the Marine Corps JROTC program reach far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility in tens of thousands of America's kids. Marine Corps JROTC at its essence is a character education program. The program keeps kids in school, helps them find their way during the turbulent teenage years, and assists them in becoming productive members of their community. Our program produces young men and women who are ready to accept the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship.

Naval JROTC:
What does the Naval JROTC program do? Promotes patriotism; develops informed and responsible citizens; promotes habits of orderliness and precision; develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline; promotes an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security; develops respect for and an understanding of the need for a constituted authority; provides information on the military services as a possible career; develops leadership potential; provides an alternative to gangs; promotes high school completion; provides incentive to live healthy and drug-free.

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